Fred Fermon McDaniel, 83, of Tenaha, Texas passed away on April 5, 2019 in Beaumont, Texas. He was born on August 8, 1935 in the Bobo Community of Shelby County to Fred Jackson McDaniel and Dovie D. Keith McDaniel. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery.
A visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home.
Fred grew up in Timpson where he attended Timpson ISD before enlisting in the United States Army. As a teen, Fred met Mary Tindol and the two became friends enjoying one another’s company. Friendship grew into love and after Fred returned home from the military, he married Mary on August 13, 1960. Fred and Mary had a beautiful and blessed marriage for 58 years. Fred was a carpenter by trade and loved doing woodwork. He was very crafty and creative. He also loved spending time in the outdoors soaking in God’s creations while fishing and gardening. Fred was a man of many talents, two of which were painting and playing guitar. More than any activity, job or hobby, Fred treasured his moments surround by his grandchildren. They were his true pride and joy. No matter what Fred was doing, you could guarantee he would be giving 110% of himself. He was a selfless and caring individual who had a love for the Lord, his family and the numerous people he met throughout his life.
Fred is survived by his beloved wife, Mary McDaniel; son, Jeffrey Mark McDaniel and wife, Angie; daughter, Sonya Kay Gunter and husband, Tommy; brother, Vanard McDaniel; grandchildren, Sara Garcia and husband, Mario, Emily Underbrink and husband, Justin, Craig Wittenburg, Justin McDaniel and wife, Lizeth, Macey Holloway and husband, Jerrod, Taylor McDaniel, Asher McDaniel, Thomas Gunter, Jessica Gunter, Gregg Gunter and wife, Katherine, Christy Dagle and husband, Donnie and Shannon Gunter; great-grandchildren, Jackson Holloway, Nash McDaniel, Emilyn Underbrink, Elijah Underbrink, Jesse Garcia, Maddox Garcia, Milan Garcia, Milania Garcia, Brinley Gunter, Mackenzie Gunter, Nathan Carroway, Dylan Dagle, Brenon Girlinghouse, Ashlyn Girlinghouse and Cedric Ford; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Dovie McDaniel; sisters, Lois Amburn, Ruby Nichols, Thelma Danley and Azel Caldwell.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Gunter, Craig Wittenburg, Justin McDaniel, Justin Underbrink, Jesse Garcia and Jerrod Holloway.
Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Belrose, Carl Goodwin, Larry Russell and James Adams.
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.