McDaniel, William Arlin "Bill" (LaFayette)

Monday, February 5, 2018
William McDaniel
William McDaniel

William Arlin “Bill” McDaniel, 87, died on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

This most generous, loving, hardworking man was born on Feb. 11, 1930, to the late Arlin and Eunice McDaniel. Bill grew up in LaFayette and graduated from LaFayette High School. He worked at Thurman’s Five & Ten for a number of years. He then was elected and served as magistrate judge for several years before being elected to the office of Clerk of Court, an office he held for 36 years until he retired. Bill was a man of great faith and was a member of Center Point Baptist Church, of which his father was one of the founders. He was deacon, treasurer, and participated in many other areas of the church.

Bill and his wife, Janett, built a beautiful home, and worked together to maintain it. Bill loved God, his family, fishing, his dogs and cows, and football. He never met a stranger, and always tried to help those with whom he came into contact.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Janett, to whom he was married for 60 years. Survivors also include his loving sister, Ann McDaniel; brother, Allen McDaniel (Gail); and his sister-in-law, Montine McDaniel. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack McDaniel. He leaves behind many adoring nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Bill overcame many adversities in his life and was a man to be admired. He was loved by all who knew him, and he will be greatly missed.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Center Point Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 12 p.m. until hour of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Center Point Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 5712, Chattanooga, Tn. 37406 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105.



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