Thomas Lee "Tommy" McDaniels, 91, of 822 Oak Stump Road, Elizabeth City, died Friday, August 2, 2013 at W.R. Winslow Memorial Home. Born in Johnston County, he was the son of the late Will and Anna Pierce McDaniels and was the husband of the late Aileen Creech McDaniels. Mr. McDaniels was a veteran of the United States Army and a retired auto parts distributor. He was a member and deacon at Corinth Baptist Church, the Ruritan Club and the Pasquotank Booster Club. Mr. McDaniels was on the board of directors of the Elizabeth City Boys Club and was instrumental in the development of the athletic complex at Northeastern High School.
Mr. McDaniels is survived by five sons, Bill McDaniels, Bob McDaniels and wife Jenny, Mark McDaniels and wife Laura, Woody McDaniels and Eric McDaniels; a daughter-in-law, Jean McDaniels; fifteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Steve McDaniels; a granddaughter, Michelle Carver; and two great-grandchildren, James Martin and Aaliyah McClease.
A funeral service will take place Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. David Turner officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening at Twiford Memorial Chapel from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; immediately following the service in the Fellowship Hall; and at all other times at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to Corinth Baptist Church, 1035 US Highway 17 South, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the McDaniels family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.