Charles Franklin McDaniel

February 17, 1943 - January 21, 2021
Charles Franklin McDaniel

Charles Franklin McDaniel, 77, of Winnabow, NC, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 21, 2021
at the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick surrounded by his family.

Charlie was born Wednesday, February 17, 1943 in Alexandria, VA to Lester and Rebecca McDaniel. On
March 31, 1962, he married Judy, his high school sweetheart and the love of his life. They shared 58
wonderful years together. In July of the same year, Charlie began his 37-year career at the Government
Printing Office in Washington DC. It was there that he worked alongside his brother Lester for 30 years
and where he earned a Merit award for his accomplishments to the improvement of Government
operations. Both of which made him very proud.

After retirement, Charlie could be found learning new songs on his guitar, tending to his lawn, playing
bocce ball, sitting on his porch with coffee or a glass of wine, eating a fried seafood platter or just
watching the tide roll in from his favorite spot in Southport. Charlie never thought twice about helping a
person in need, he just knew it was the right thing to do and did it. He always put the needs of others
before his own, even in his last days. His constant selflessness was a gift to us all.

He is survived by his wife Judy, their daughter Karen Purvis (George), son Chuck McDaniel, brother
Lester McDaniel, and sister Barbara Carrico. He is also survived by his five grandchildren; Brandon
Preznuk, Christina Purvis (James), Lane Purvis (Magen), Brent McDaniel (Kate), and Morgan McDaniel,
one great grandchild, Brayden McDaniel and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Those wishing to honor Charlie’s life can make a
donation in his name to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.

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  • January 23, 2021
    Shelby says:
    We are so sorry that you have lost someone so dear to you. We wish you peace and serenity in the upcoming days.

  • January 23, 2021
    Betty & Greg says:
    Our hearts go out to Charlie's family and especially his beloved wife Judy at this time of sorrow. Charlie will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We consider ourselves especially fortunate to have known Charlie as a dear friend and pray that he is now at peace.

  • January 23, 2021
    Dina and Vilma says:
    Our love and prayers are with you and your family always.

  • January 23, 2021
    Betty & Greg Hagopian says:
    Our hearts go out to Charlie's family and especially his beloved wife Judy at this time of sorrow. Charlie will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We consider ourselves especially fortunate to have known Charlie as a dear friend and pray that he is now at peace.

  • January 23, 2021
    Denise says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. In time may memories provide you comfort. Much love, Denise and Gordon