FREDERICKTOWN — John F. Daniels, 80, of Fredericktown-Amity Road, Fredericktown, passed away at his home Friday, June 4, 2010.
He was born Aug. 19, 1929, in Knox County to the late Gail and Helen (Albright) Daniels. He graduated from Amity High School and attended Ashland University and Ohio State University. John was a dairy farmer his entire lifetime and was the sixth generation of the Daniels family to maintain their farm in Pike Township.
He was a member of the Danville Grace Brethren Church, had been a member of the Knox County Farm Bureau, the Knox County ASC (Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation) and had been supervisor of Knox County Soil and Water Conservation. He had been a 4-H advisor, was a past Pike Township trustee and former member of the Amity School Board.
He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Esther (Grumbling) Daniels; a daughter, Debora (Thomas) Bailey of Butler; two sons, Terry (Bekky) Daniels of South Pasadena, Calif., Douglas (Pamela) Daniels of Fredericktown; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara (Harry) Dunn of Danville.
Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his daughter, Lynette Daniels; sisters, Mildred Coon and Mary Daniels; and brothers, Paul Daniels, Richard Daniels and Robert Daniels.
The family will receive friends Saturday, June 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where a service celebrating the life of John F. Daniels will be Sunday, June 13, at 2 p.m. with his son, Terry Daniels, officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson’s Society, P.O. Box 16126, Columbus, OH 43216-6126; or the charity of one’s choice. To leave a condolence to the family online visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of John F. Daniels.