Born Friday, December 25, 1942
Died Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Jerry Oneal McDaniel, 76, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2019. He was born December 25, 1942 in Stigler, Oklahoma to Otho Oneal and Lilly Mae (Spain) McDaniel. Jerry attended public schools and graduated from Porum High School with the class of 1960.
He married Lavonne Sanders in 1962 and shared 10 years of life and family together.
He attended Okmulgee Tech where he studied small engine repair and graduated at the top of his class. Jerry was a jack of all trades as he worked as a carpenter and could build or fix anything. He will always be remembered as a hard worker.
He met and later married Sherry Troutman in 1996 in Gore, Oklahoma. They shared many years of life, marriage, and memories together.
Jerry loved reading books, especially Louis L’Amour, usually reading one or two books nightly. He will always be remembered for his love of the country life. He loved hunting, fishing, shooting guns, his dog Hank, feeding the cows, and gardening. But most important was his love for his children and grandchildren and spending time with them.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otho and Lilly McDaniel; wife, Sherry Troutman; sister, Sheen Harvey and her husband Paul; grandchildren, Leslea and Jason Ford; nephews, Rick McDaniel and Pauldean Harvey.
Those left to cherish his memory include his siblings, O.H. McDaniel and wife Jo of Overland Park, KS, Shirley Driskill and husband Doug of Porum; children, Shirlene George and husband Rusty of Oktaha, Brian McDaniel of Webbers Falls, Robin McDaniel and wife Valerie of Warner, Leigh Chambers of Muskogee, Matthew McDaniel and wife Crystal of Gore; grandchildren, Ryan Maxwell and wife Erin of Webbers Falls, Amanda Jackson and husband Shelby of Muskogee, Eric Walters and wife Tabby of Ft Gibson, Justin McDaniel of Porum, Derryk Franco and wife Kayla of Webbers Falls, Jeffery Franco and wife Jessica of Warner, Jordan McDaniel of Muskogee, Kalei McDaniel of Muskogee, Laine McDaniel of Gore, Grant McDaniel of Gore; great-grandchildren, Colton Jackson, Montana Maxwell, Chandler Jackson, Bailey Walters, Ashton Walters, Rody Maxwell, Joshua Ford, Caleb Ford, Aubri Franco, Madalyn McDaniel, Bryson Franco, Hunter Franco, and Cayson Franco; along with other family members and friends.
A memorial service celebrating Jerry’s life will be 10AM, Friday, September 27, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wendell Cox officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Ryan Maxwell, Eric Walters, Justin McDaniel, Derryk Franco, Jeffery Franco, Jordan McDaniel, Laine McDaniel, and Grant McDaniel.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.