Richard McDaniel

Obituary of Richard McDaniel

Richard “Dick” Thurmond McDaniel, age 90, of Atlanta, GA, died Wednesday, February 21, 2018 after an extended illness. A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Jonn McDaniel will officiate. Interment will follow at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 1:00 -3:00 PM at the funeral home. Flowers accepted, or contributions may be made to Hospice Atlanta (1244 Park Vista Drive, Atlanta, GA 30319 or online at, who took such wonderful care of Dick for the last 22 months. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Cleveland McDaniel & Nora Vastine Crumley McDaniel; his eight brothers & sisters; grandson, David Joseph Underwood. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Howell McDaniel; children, Zane McDaniel, Merle Sunny Underwood, Jonn McDaniel (Susan), Michele Furr (Craig); grandchildren, Mandy Bowman (Rob), Morgan Gentry (Caitlyn), Keegan McDaniel, Celia McDaniel, Caroline Furr, Jackson Furr, Noah Furr; great-grandchildren, Ansley Bowman, Robert Arnold Bowman III, Dakota Denson, Mackenzie Underwood, Stone Underwood. Dick was born March 15, 1927 in Winder, GA and was a lifelong resident of the metro Atlanta area. He served in the United States Army from January 15, 1946 – February 19, 1947 and retired from the CDC as Director of Publications. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924 Share memories of Dick at