James W. “Jim” McDaniel, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City, Kansas. He was born on December 2, 1923 in Polk, Nebraska, the son of William and Dora Nelson McDaniel. Jim grew up in the farming community of of Edson, Kansas. He moved to Goodland, Kansas following his service commitment and was a US Navy Veteran of WWII. A resident of Scott City, Kansas since 1953, he was the owner and operator of McDaniel’s Inc “Firestone” in Scott City, Kansas from 1953 to 2000.
With forty seven years of retail service to the community, Jim became well known to many selling tires, hardware, appliances, sporting equipment, household goods, and even provided a special area for children known as “Toyland” in his store. He was instrumental in construction of the first bleacher press box for the SCHS Football field. Little league baseball and seeing smiles on the faces of children were two of his most prominent passions.
He was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scott City, Kansas and the VFW.
On June 26, 1944 he married Annabelle Zeigler in Goodland, Kansas. She survives.
Survivors include his Wife – Annabelle McDaniel of Scott City, Kansas, One Son – Rob & Lee Ann McDaniel of Benton, Arkansas, One Daughter – Lonnie & Bill Lewis of Scott City, Kansas, Three Sisters – Dorthy Owens of Goodland, Kansas, Bernadine Amos of Grand Junction, Colorado, Marleen Perkall of Grand Junction, Colorado, One Grandson – Ryan & Katie Lewis of Kansas City, Missouri, One Granddaughter – Addie McDaniel of Benton, Arkansas, 2 Great Grandchildren – Aisley & Grayson Lewis of Kansas City, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his Parents, One Sister – Shirley Garner and One Granddaughter – Heather Lewis.
Funeral Services will be held at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scott City, Kansas 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2016 with Fr. Don Martin presiding.
Memorials in Lieu of flowers may be given to the SCHS Beaver Broadcasting Network or Scott County EMT’s % Price & Sons Funeral Home.
Interment will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday @ Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, Kansas.