Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
March 4, 2013 10:27 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — Dwight Daniels, 92, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Danville, died Friday afternoon, March 1, 2013, at the Country Club Retirement Campus where he resided since 2008.

He was born Jan. 19, 1921, in rural Fredericktown, son of the late Walter and Lulu (Passet) Daniels. Dwight was a lifelong Knox County resident. Dwight was an Army veteran of World War II and a life member of the American Legion Post in Danville. He was also a faithful member of the Jelloway United Methodist Church for over 60 years serving in many leadership positions. He attended Camp Sychar nearly every year of his life and in later years became a board member and the “go to guy” for construction upgrades and additions to the camp facilities. Dwight retired as a carpenter from Pittsburgh Plate Glass in 1973, with 28 years of service.

Dwight is survived by his many nieces and nephews, great/great-great nieces and nephews, as well as numerous friends who will cherish his stories and memory.

In addition to his parents, Dwight was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Lois Ellen (Dunn) Daniels on Feb. 17, 2005; and a brother, Ralph Daniels.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. on at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon ,where a funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m., with the Revs. Jack Dearth and Gary Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Danville, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

If people desire to make memorial contributions instead of flowers, contribution can be directed to the Jelloway United Methodist Church, 21248 Wooster Road, Danville, OH 43014; or Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 in Dwight’s memory.

Private condolences may be expressed to the family at

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Dwight Daniels.

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