Mearil McDaniel, 89, passed away in the comfort of his home on Saturday, November 29, 2014. Born on October 1, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio; he was the son of the late Robert Reed and Lula Abbott McDaniel. He served honorably in the US Navy during WWII as a baker on a warship. He retired as a Loom Fixer with Pilot Mills.
Mearil will be remembered as a “Man’s Man”. He loved to fish and hunt, could fix anything and even built his own home.
He is survived by his sister: Lela Marcella McDaniel, of Durham and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by wife, Willie “Aunt Bill” Hurst McDaniel on February 22, 1991; wife, Mary Lee McDaniel on December 24, 2010 and by his sister, Baby “Edna Mae” Watkins.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 12-2 pm at Apex Funeral Home, with Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel. Graveside Service to follow at Morrisville First Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Heartland Hospice - 3200 Atlantic Ave #100 - Raleigh, NC.
Condolences to the family at www.ApexFuneral.com