-Guyton- Mr. Roy David McDaniel, 68, departed this life peacefully at his home, with his family by his side, on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
Roy was born in Tifton, Georgia on September 20, 1954 and was the son of Willie McDaniel and Lillie Mae Hayes. He lived in Tifton from birth until March of 2017. In 2017, he moved to Guyton, Georgia to live near his son, Ryan Douglas McDaniel and his family, daughter-in-law, Tara Debra Pucino McDaniel, and grandsons, Cameron Jayce McDaniel, and Jaden Cole McDaniel. He worked as a used car salesman and was the owner of Roy’s Auto Sales. In his free time, he enjoyed being outside in nature and working with his hands. Everything Roy did was done to perfection and he always had a gift of making people laugh.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie McDaniel and Lillie Mae Hayes; brother, Herman Edward McDaniel; sisters, Emogene McDaniel, Virginia McDaniel Taylor, and Sara Helen McDaniel Grund.
Mr. McDaniel loved and will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Jessica L. McDaniel; children, Ryan Douglas McDaniel, Joy Charlotte McDaniel Mosley, and Roy Clayton McDaniel; grandchildren, Evans Clayton McDaniel, Gabriella Caroline McDaniel, Frank Brantley McDaniel, Scout Lewis Mosley, Nash Lewis Mosley, Cameron Jayce McDaniel, and Jaden Cole McDaniel; sister, Marie Hall; brothers, Bobby Lee McDaniel, William Carol McDaniel, Carl Eugene McDaniel, and Jimmy Lee McDaniel; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Carlson & Riggs Funeral Home on Friday, January 27, 2023, from 11am-12pm with a funeral service to follow in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will be held in the Guyton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Mr. Roy’s memory to Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA 31406 or to Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Treatment Center, 4700 Waters Avenue, Savannah, GA 31404.
The family of Mr. Roy would like to give special recognition to Roy’s hospice nurse, Wendy, who went above and beyond to give exceptional care to Mr. Roy.
Services for the McDaniel Family are under the care and direction of Carlson & Riggs Funeral Home in Guyton, Georgia.