John Garland McDaniel, Sr.

September 5, 1933 - March 25, 2012
John Garland McDaniel, Sr.

John Garland McDaniel, Sr. (Garry) of Wilmington, NC went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Lower Cape fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Garry was born in Wilmington, NC on September 5, 1933 to the late Paul Seavy and Louise Fox McDaniel. He was preceded in death by an older brother, Paul Joseph McDaniel (Sunny).

Garry was a Life member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Wilmington, NC and a member of New Hanover County Law Enforcement Officer’s Association. Past president of the Wilmington Handgun Association. He also founded Law Concealment Holster Co. formerly “Shadow Concealment Holster Co.” He was owner of Dandy Sandwich Co. in Wilmington, NC.

He was a loving and faithful husband to his wife, Betty Myers McDaniel. Garry is also survived by daughters, Barbara McDaniel Price and husband Hank of Wilmington, NC , Deborah McDaniel and husband Rodgers Jeffrey of Auburn GA., and; Kathryn S. Gimbel of Ashland,OR.; sons, John G. McDaniel, Jr. of Sandy, UT, Donald Ray Sykes,Jr. and wife Sharon of Bolivia, NC; grandsons, Jerel James of Brodheadsville, PA, Jason McDaniel, Jonathan McDaniel of USN stationed in Washington, DC, Joshua McDaniel of USN, stationed on the USS Enterprise, Travis Price (Kimberly) of Leland, NC, Hunter and River Gimbel of Ashland, OR; granddaughters, Harper Price Riley (SSgt. James Riley) USMC, Karrie Sykes Hensley (Ron), Michelle, Elizabeth and Becki Sykes all of Oak Island, NC., 9 great grandchildren; brother, Michael Foley McDaniel and wife of Wilmington, NC; also sister-in-law, Lucretia McDaniel of Wilmington, NC;
cousins, Betty Melvin and husband Pete and Ruth Davis of Fayetteville, NC.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with a memorial service following at 2:00 pm by Father John McGee and Chaplin Joe Jankowiak.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Dr. Wilmington, NC 28401 or to the New Hanover County Law Enforcement Officer’s Association, P.O. Box 7501, Wilmington, NC 28406.

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  • March 25, 2012
    Bart & Jessica Artz says:
    John and family I'm sorry for your loss. May you all find peace and comfort knowing that he is no longer in pain. The memories you all made with this great man will live on forever in your hearts. There are angels among us. God Bless Love, The Artz Family

  • March 26, 2012
    Joy Barrow Davis says:
    Garry was my roommate while I was in college. It was a platonic relationship, and he showed a special interest in my life, wanting only the best for me. What I loved most about Garry was his zeal for life. He loved people and he valued people. He also loved prime rib! He and I shared that love, but disagreed on how best to cook it. Though I never met his other children, he seems to have passed on his zeal for life to dughter, Barbara. He always expressed how proud he was of her and her ability to overcome any difficulty she ever faced.He also spoke very lovingly about all of this children. I think Garry leaves behind a wonderful legacy of great family and friends and, yes, that zeal for life. I think when Garry met Betty, she really was the last piece of the puzzle for him, and though I did not see them a lot, each time I did it was evident that they were living life very happily together. Garry, thank you for adding to my life, at a time when I truly needed a good friend. Love you always..

  • March 26, 2012
    Jacq says:
    Sorry to hear about that. Condolences to you & family.

  • March 26, 2012
    Jackie Genes says:
    Betty and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May all the good times you shared with Garry help to ease your sorrow. God Bless you all.

  • March 26, 2012
    Ava Tchitsaz & Kelanie Tchitsaz James says:
    Betty,Deborah,Rodgers,Jerel,and Family we were deeply saddened to hear of your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.God Bless Love, Ava & Kelanie