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Richard William McDaniel

September 17, 1940 — May 24, 2019

Richard William McDaniel, 78, of Charleston, South Carolina, passed away May 24, 2019.
He was the husband of Gayle Cochran McDaniel.

Born on September 17, 1940, in Charleston, South Carolina, he was the son of Ruric Nevil McDaniel and Beulah Evelyn Sitler. He served in the U.S. Army and worked 28 years at the Charleston Naval Shipyard as Shop Foreman/Supervisor in the Sheet Metal Shop No. 17.

Richard enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was an avid golfer and a founding member of The Wild Bunch at Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Course. He was also a member of The Elks Lodge No. 242 and a former long-time member of the American Legion Post 179.

He leaves behind his wife Gayle; sons Richard W. McDaniel, Jr. (Erin) and Gerald Lee McDaniel; daughter Traci Ann Dunn (Gary); grandsons Christopher Jordan Dunn and Cameron Garrett Dunn; stepdaughter Jessica Sifford Putallaz (Brian), stepson Robert Lawrence Sifford, three step-grandchildren Lily Taylor Putallaz and Ethan Wolf Putallaz and Jayden Douglas Caulder; and brothers, Henry Eugene (Mac) McDaniel (Mary) and Donald Nevil McDaniel (Joyce). Three brothers, Nevil McDaniel (died in childhood), Ruric (Jack) Oliver McDaniel, and Harold Bernard McDaniel preceded him in death.

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Course on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. All his friends are welcome.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The First Tee of Greater Charleston, 321 Wingo Way, Ste 201, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, or go online to their donation page:

Richard will now be teeing it up every Saturday morning with The Ark Angels.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life Service

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Starts at 6:30pm

Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club

20 Dunvegan Drive, Charleston, SC 29414

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