Charles McDaniel Jr. (Veteran)

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Charles W. "Charlie" McDaniel Jr., 85, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, July 26, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center.
He was born August 29, 1924, in Jefferson City, a son of the late Charles W. and Zula E. (Hill) McDaniel. He was a graduate of Jefferson City High School and went on to graduate from Jefferson City Junior College. On February 12, 1947, Charlie was united in marriage in Jefferson City, to Ann L. Wadley, who survives at their home. Charlie worked for the United States Postal Service for thirty-three years until his retirement. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served as a Paratrooper in World War II. He was a member of the Local Chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers, where he served as President for eight years. He was a member of the Marine Corps League attachments at Jefferson City and Zapata, Texas. He was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1003; Life Member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 17; a Golden Age Member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2693; and a member of the American Legion Post 5. He was active in Cub Scouts for five years, including Cub Master for two years. He was a coach for grade school football, and was a Manager of\in Little League Baseball for five years. He was active as player, manager and coach in fast pitch softball for twenty years. Charlie enjoyed fishing and hunting . Charlie was on The Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. in 2009, and said it was a tremendous experience. Survivors include: two sons, Terry McDaniel of Taos and Pat McDaniel of Jefferson City; one daughter, Pam Harbeck of Tualatin, Ore.; one sister, Charlotte Karr of Jefferson City; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jean McDaniel. Friends will be received from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Funeral services and full military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2010, at the funeral home, with Rev. Gary Carr officiating. Private Family Interment will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street; 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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