The Obit For Chuck Daniel

Charles Edward Daniel

Published in The Commercial Appeal on 1/9/2008.

Hot Springs Village - CHARLES EDWARD DANIEL, 74, of Hot Springs Village, AR, died Tuesday, January 1, 2008.

He was born September 17, 1933 in Bluffton, AR to the late Tom and Viola Daniel. He retired from Navistar after 35 years of service. Preceding this he played eight years professional baseball associated with Detroit Tigers and closed with the Little Rock Travelers in 1961.

Mr. Daniel is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rita Blackard Daniel; two sons, Dr. Robin Daniel and wife, Lynn of DeQueen, AR and Tad Daniel and wife, Jill of Memphis, TN; a daughter, Denise Baker and husband, Tim of Memphis, TN; ten grandchildren, Austin, Nathan, Cameron and Keaton Baker, Hunter and Page Daniel, Jessica Daniel Christianson and husband, Thor and Anna, Charlie and Melanie Daniel; and one great-granddaughter, Rita Meg Christianson. Funeral service, with Bro. Burnett King officiating was 10 a.m. Saturday, January 5 at Caruth Village Funeral Home with interment in Bluffton, Cemetery, Bluffton, AR. Pallbearers were his six grandsons and honorary bearers were: John Knapp, Bobby Briggs, James Dickerson and Joy Don Moody.

Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Friday, January 4 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bryant Kite Memorial Fund, 1927 Churchill Gate Cove, Memphis, TN 38018.

Guests may register at Caruth Village Funeral Home 501-984-6111.