William McDaniels Sr. age 88 passed away in Port Arthur, Dec. 27. He was born Sept. 19, 1927, in Madison, In. and served in the US Navy from 1944-1948.

William worked under Sheriff Chester Holts as a Deputy at the Orange County Sheriff Department, later retiring from the Nelda C. Stark foundation as a Guard. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge 126, he was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and  Knights of Columbus. He was a HAMM radio operator call letters (K5PUD) and a member of American Legion and VFW.

He lived in Orange from 1948 after marrying Ruth Ann (Cruse) McDaniels.

He is survived by three children David McDaniels of Bridge City, Nellie Gant of Port Arthur and William P McDaniels Jr., of Chino, Ca.; two grandchildren and three great grand children.

William chose to donate his body to Science under direction of UT Medical Branch Houston. A memorial service may be held at a later date.