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Thomas L. Daniels of Kenova

September 12, 2018

THOMAS L. DANIELS, 75, of Kenova, W.Va., passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, with Pastor Steve Willis officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Tom was born July 1, 1943, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Emmitt Harley and Bessie Boling Daniels. He retired as a Master Sergeant from the U.S. Army. While on active duty, he was in Special Forces as a Green Beret and a medic with the Army Rangers in Vietnam. He carried that over into private life and volunteered in that capacity with Ceredo firefighters. He worked as a master plumber/welder with Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 521 and retired from the Huntington VA Medical Center, where he was a Maintenance Supervisor. He was a life member of the American Legion in Huntington, whose Honor Guard will conduct military rites, and Huntington Masonic Lodge AF&AM #53, whose members will conduct graveside rites. He was Baptist by faith and attended the First Baptist Church of Kenova. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Emmitt Harley “Brother” Daniels Jr. and Richard “Dickie” Daniels; a sister, Marguerite Qualls; and great-grandson, Joshua Blair Jr. He is survived by his beloved wife, Sarah Loar Daniels; one daughter, Pamela Bess Kennedy; two sons, Thomas Edward Daniels and Timothy Lee Daniels; one sister, Wilma L. Ball; stepdaughter and her husband, Kelly L. Albright (Chris); and five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

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