Carlton McDaniel, age 87 of Chatsworth, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 16, 2019 at his home.
Carlton proudly served his country as a sergeant in the Army during the Korean War Era in Army Intelligence. He was an active member of the Gideons International having served for 44 years. He also was a member of the Murray County Veterans and a member of the Spring Place Ruritan Club for 62 years and Friends of the Vann House, just to name a few. He and his wife Henrietta were actively involved in historic preservation of not only their home but other places within Murray and Whitfield County. He was serving as Chairman of the Hardee’s Think Tank after being appointed by Ken Wilburn. Jim Middleton has been appointed his successor in this position.
After his wife’s passing in 2013, Carlton began a scholarship at Murray County High School to honor her memory. He was responsible for helping to celebrate his community through the creation of the splash pad, and most recently a playground for Spring Place Elementary School. He also helped with the purchase of the Boys and Girls Club of Chatsworth facility and with the purchase of the Youth Facility at First Baptist Church of Chatsworth.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Henrietta McDaniel; and parents, Sam and Amy McDaniel.
He is survived by his children, Wayne McDaniel; Nancy McDaniel Shipley; Jodi and Dale Lowery; and David and Lori McDaniel; brother, Herman McDaniel; grandchildren, Heather Foster (Adam) Ambrecht, Chris ( Lauren) Foster, Andrew McDaniel, Lauren (Bobby) Wiley, Joe McDaniel, and Emma McDaniel; great-grandchildren, Venice, Indigo, Ryan, Will, Lucas, Ross, Elise, Aedyn and Thomas Henry; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Carlton McDaniel will be 6:00 pm Sunday, November 17th 2019 from Chatsworth First Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Carr, Rev. George Ross and Tim Howard officiating. Burial will be in Spring Place Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 pm until 5:30 pm Sunday, November 17th 2019 at Chatsworth First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to The Murray County Gideons P.O. Box 44 Chatsworth, Georgia 30705 or Chatsworth First Baptist Church 121 West Market Street Chatsworth, Georgia are appreciated.
Jones Funeral Home of Chatsworth is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
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Murray County Gideon Camp
PO Box 44, Chatsworth GA 30705
Chatsworth First Baptist Church
121 West Market Street, Chatsworth GA 30705