Samuel Downing McDaniel


Samuel Downing McDaniel, 83, of Austin formerly of Timpson, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Seton Medical Center in Austin.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Timpson with Rev. Wayne Calder officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. 
Sam was born September 25, 1933 in Timpson to Hershal C. McDaniel and Elizabeth (McElfatrick) McDaniel. He graduated from Timpson High School in 1950, served in the US Army, and earned a degree in English from Southern Methodist University.  He earned a law degree from the University of Texas in 1961, and remained in Austin where he was a trial attorney for many years. When he wasn’t working, Sam enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, growing vegetables, and spending time in his workshop.
He is preceded in death by his Father, Hershal C. McDaniel, Mother, Elizabeth (McElfatrick) McDaniel Wright, Step Father, Fred Wright, Uncles& Aunts, Doris (McElfatrick) Wedgeworth, Clarence Downing McElfatrick, Richard & Vivian (Weaver) Menefee and Cousin, Jimmy Sanders.
He is survived by:
Wife of 33 years:
Elizabeth “Liz” McDaniel
4 Children:
Katherine McDaniel 
Susan McDaniel Bravenec & husband, John
Mary McDaniel Goff & husband, Arthur
Constance McDaniel Wyman 
9 Grandchildren
Pat Sanders 
Mary Anna Menefee 
Melanie McElfatrick 
6 Step Children:
Mark Robson 
Caitlin Robson Hooker 
Ian Robson 
James Robson 
Ari David Kocen 
Tal Daniel Kocen 
16 Step Grandchildren
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Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

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