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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Wlmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099