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JUL 4 1919 - APR 15 2009
© Shawnee News Star
Submitted by: Beth Davis

The Shawnee News Star APR 17 2009

James Hershel McDaniel was born on July 4, 1919, at his parents' home in Section 22 of Township 10N, Range 6E near Little, Oklal, and departed this life on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, in Prague, Okla., at the age of 89.

Hershel, the son of James Walker McDaniel and Mary Ruby (Alston) McDaniel, lived his entire life in the same section of land in which he was born.

Hershel was married to Hazel Alene Johnson on April 22, 1938 in Seminole, Okla.

He was retired from Tinker Air Force Base and was an active cattle rancher most of his life. Hershel had a busy retirement. He and Hazel traveled extensively and spent many weeks out of every year fishing and enjoying their cabin on Tenkiller Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Beverly Sue McDaniel on Dec. 31, 2006; and an infant daughter.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, 11 months, 15 days, Hazel McDaniel of the home; one grandson, Mike Vass and his wife Denise of Semiole; two grandaughters, L. Denise North and her husband, Ted of Seminole and Jenen Factor of Seminole; ten great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren.

Viewing and visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Bro. Carl Whitfield and Bro. Ron Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow at the Little Cemetery in Seminole County. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

A guestbook is available to share your memories on-line. Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net.

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