Joseph Wesley Daniels

Joseph Wesley Daniels, 69, of Joaquin, passed away Monday, May 24, 2021, in Joaquin.

His wishes were to be cremated and a private inurnment will be held at a later date.

Born September 4, 1951, in Lima, Ohio, Joseph is the son of John Wesley Daniels and Mary Thelma Punches Daniels.  In 1989, he married Donna Daniels, who passed away in 2015.  Joseph worked as a truck driver and retired after 40 years.  His hobbies included watching wrestling, meeting old wrestlers, knives, pictures of family, and just making peace with everyone. 

He is survived by his children, Jeremy Copas (Angela) of Glasgow, Kentucky, Jason Copas of Tompkinsville, Kentucky, Joseph Daniels II of Gardner, Kansas, Paul Daniels of Marysville, Washington, Amy Daniels of Pierre, South Dakota, and Elizabeth Copas of Kenton, Ohio; grandchildren, Levi Daniels, Derrik Daniels, Luke Barnett, Gavin Daniels, Noah Copas, Andrea Mutter, Ariel Cotton, and Allison Cotton; great grandchild, Tamen Caffey; siblings, Jack Daniels (Cotta) of Ada, Ohio, Mike Daniels of Alger, Kenny Daniels (Michele) of Kenton, Ohio, Cheryl Daniels of Kenton, Ohio; sister-in-law, Mary Daniels; little buddy, Carter Luster; brother from another mother, Billy Luster; and adopted son, Corey Brown.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Wesley Daniels and Mary Thelma Punches Daniels; John Daniels Jr., Mark Daniels, and Jeff Daniels; and sisters-in-law, Teresa Daniels and Nancy.

A special thanks to his cousin, Cora Renee McInnis, who cared for him during the last five years of his life.  Also, a special thanks to Affinity Hospice for their kind, compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to assist with final expenses.

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