Donnie Lee Daniel, a lifelong resident of Beckley, WV died peacefully in Hurricane, WV on June 9, 2022 with his granddaughter lovingly near his side. He was 82 years old.
Donnie was born September 8, 1939 in Mabscott, WV to Vincent C. & Glady N. Covey Daniel.
He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and then proudly served his country in the United States Army, primarily stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Donnie attended Beckley College where he excelled in bookkeeping and accounting. He and his wife Betty Lee Daniel were the previous owners of Anchor Sales Co. in Beckley, WV. Donnie served as the Vice President for Central States and Industries for many years until he retired.
Donnie is preceded in death by his loving wife and best friend Betty Lee Daniel, who passed away in 2016 and his best buddy, step-daughter Cathy Clay Hicks, who passed away in 1985. Also deceased are sisters Billie D. Daniel Petitt, Barbara Sue Daniel Phillips, and Aquilla Ann Daniel Bowman; brothers Robert O. Daniel and James P. Daniel.
Donnie is survived by brothers Vincent D. and Harold G. Daniel, step-daughter Suzanne E. Cole and husband Scott of Greensburg, PA; two grandchildren, Chip Tabor of Beckley and Whitney Williams and husband Justin of Hurricane, WV; four great-grandchildren Brianna Tabor and Justin, Zoey, and Greenlee Williams.
By Donnie’s request, there will be no visitation or formal services. There will be a celebration of Donnie’s life and love at his favorite place, his camp on the Greenbrier River at a later date.
The family would like to thank Celebration Villa of Hurricane, WV and Kanawha Hospice Care for their love and care during this time.
Donnie loved fiercely and lived a life filled with laughter and fun. He had a gift for entertaining and his loyalty was beyond measure. He was a true blessing to every life he touched; he will be missed tremendously.
“It’s just a bend in the river… always go with the flow.” – Cindy Smith