Mr. Robert Estle McDaniel, age 76, husband of Eyvonne S. McDaniel of Brodhead, KY passed away on Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Rockcastle Regional Hospital.
Robert was born on February 20, 1935 in Sand Springs, KY to the late Crit J. McDaniel and Martha Barron McDaniel. On August 5, 1957 he married Eyvonne, and from that union came three children. He was a State Farm Agent for 30 years, and was also in the armed services. He enjoyed antique cars, woodworking and gardening. He was a deacon at Brodhead Baptist Church, and he was involved in the menís adult class, the choir and NOAH Club.
After his military service and a brief time working for International Harvester in Indiana, Mr. McDaniel worked as a State Farm agent in Danville, Kentucky for over 30 years. He was known for his integrity, kindness, and loyalty to those he served. He was an active deacon at Gethsemane Baptist Church for many years, serving as a Sunday school teacher, choir member, and bus driver. He was also involved in the activities of his children in the Danville City School system and the Danville High School marching band and drove a school bus for a number of years. After retirement he and his wife moved to Brodhead Kentucky where he continued to be active at Brodhead Baptist Church and as a volunteer at Brodhead Elementary School.
Robert is survived by: his wife of 54 years, Eyvonne McDaniel; three children: Martha McDaniel Buckner (Robert) of Nashville, TN, Robert Estle McDaniel Jr. (Sue Lynn) of Bowling Green, KY and Melanie McDaniel Yankey (Greg) of Salvisa, KY; two sisters: Nellie Rollins of Lexington, KY and Ruby LeFevers of Junction City, KY; four grandchildren: Emily Loyd Buckner, Anna McDaniel Buckner, John Alan Yankey and Madeline Anne Yankey; and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Besides his parents, Robert is preceded in death by: one brother: Charles McDaniel and two sisters: Nancy McFerron and Bessie Warfield.
Robert McDaniel was a faithful husband to his loving wife of over 50 years. He was devoted to his children and grandchildren. He was a role model as a husband and father. He lived his faith in Christ in his actions every day. He spent his life investing in the life of others.
The visitation for Mr. Robert Estle McDaniel will be held Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 5 P.M. at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals Chapel.
The funeral services for Mr. Robert Estle McDaniel will be held Monday, January 30, 2012 at 1 P.M. at the Brodhead Baptist Church with Bro. Ralph Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Piney Grove Cemetery.