Dale Harper Daniels, 85, a resident of Files Creek Community, Beverly, and for the past 15 months, a resident of Colonial Place in Elkins, departed this life, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in the Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Center in Elkins.
He was born Jan. 6, 1927, at Files Creek, a son of the late Henry H. and Vie Ellen Isner Daniels.
On July 25, 1954, at the Beverly Presbyterian Church, he married Phyllis Elaine Yokum, who survives at Files Creek.
Also surviving are one son, Darian H. Daniels and wife, Angela, Beverly; two daughters, Crystal Daniels Weible, Ona and Kimberly Davidson of Bridgeport; one brother, Warren "Tony" Daniels and wife, Mary, Elkins; one sister, Mildred Ervin, Hollywood, Md.; five granddaughters, Sarah Rhodes, Mary Baker, Anna Weible, Abby Weible and Isabella Daniels; one step granddaughter, Lauren Ray of Beverly; four grandsons, Adam Weible, Samuel Weible, Benjamin Weible and Hiram Weible, all of Huntington; and six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Also preceding him in death were brothers, Ralph A., Charles H. and John L. Daniels; and five sisters, Opal Ash, Anna Marie Kittle, Iva "Irene" Vanscoy, Gertrude Kyle and Willajean Hamrick.
Dale served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict as a gunner on a tank. He was wounded in action and was awarded the Purple Heart and several other medals. He was a member of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion. He retired from the United States Postal Service in Beverly where he was employed as a Rural Mail Carrier for 23 years. His greatest love was his family, raising cattle on his farm and deer hunting. He always raised a big garden of which he took pride. He lived most of his life on a farm that was part of land purchased by his great-great grandfather, William D. Daniels in 1795.
Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Ford officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Vernon Cemetery near Beverly, where presentation of the American Flag will be made by members of the West Virginia National Guard Honor Guard Program.
Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Dale Harper Daniels. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.