Funeral services for Mr. Gene T. Daniel, age 81, of Albany, Indiana and formerly of Overton County, will be conducted 2 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 2017 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Wirmingham Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Saturday from 12 noon until time of services.
Mr. Daniel was born in Overton County Tennessee, on July 5, 1936 to the late Floyd Herbert Daniel and Ruby Garrett Daniel. He passed away on September 25, 2017 after a brief illness. Gene was married to his wife Delcie Lorene Ledbetter Daniel for 62 years. They moved to the Muncie area in 1956. Gene farmed for many years in the Randolph county area. He worked for Marhoefer Meat Packing Company, until it closed; followed by Ball Corporation; finally retiring from General Motors after 19 years.
Gene enjoyed spending time with his family and loved having them around. He had a gift for storytelling, sharing stories of his life growing up in Tennessee, work life, and those he met throughout his life. He loved outdoor activities, particularly gardening and fishing. He could regularly be found sitting under his favorite shade tree in the yard just enjoying the breeze. Gene could fix anything and prided himself on figuring out how things worked. He was well-loved.
He is survived by his wife Delcie Lorene and five children, Amellia Lois Bousman (husband: Terry), Muncie; Edward Gene Daniel (wife: Amy), New Richmond, OH; Sharon Lee Hinkle (husband: Jeff), Roanoke, VA; Marsha Kay Sherrell (husband: David), Yorktown; Lorinda Daniel Moore (husband: Greg), Nantucket, MA. He is also survived by one aunt: Charlsie Van Koughnett; one brother, Kenneth Daniel; three sisters, Ann Winningham, Ridgeville; Helen Pierce (husband: Junior), Rickman, TN; and Judy Hughes (husband: Keith), Livingston, TN; eight grandchildren, Joshua Bousman; Steven Bousman (wife: Michelle); Callie Daniel; Ethan Daniel; Jameson Hinkle; Laura Sherrell; Craig Sherrell; and Avery Moore. Great grandchildren, Trey and Logan Bousman.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings, Noel Daniel, Betty Allred, Carl Daniel, Margie Wilburn, and Peggy Bullock.
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