McDaniel, Roy "Chip" Leon II

Held Long Career At Heatec, Inc. And Was An Empathetic Soul

  • Friday, December 2, 2022
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Roy “Chip” Leon McDaniel II at the age of 52. Mr. McDaniel left this world peacefully on the morning of November 27, 2022, after spending the week of Thanksgiving at home with those he held most dear.

Mr. McDaniel was the first born son of Roy Leon McDaniel and Martha Darlene Smith. He was born in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., on July 31, 1970. Throughout his life, “Chip” proudly called many areas of the Tennessee Valley home, but especially treasured his days living on Sand Mountain near his loved ones in Trenton, Georgia and Bryant, Alabama.

For more than 25 years, he worked alongside many of his dearest friends and family at Heatec, Inc. in Chattanooga. During this time, he served as youth pastor at Mountain View Church of God in Bryant, Al. before becoming an active member of Trenton Ministry Center in Trenton, Ga.

“Chip” was an empathetic soul with a compassionate heart. His knack for bringing people together provided him with family and friends from all walks of life. He was known for his bold personality, caring nature, and ability to make people laugh.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather Arthur Hughes Smith (2003), father Roy Leon McDaniel (2010), and grandmother Katherine Bernice Smith (2018). His memory will live on through his mother Martha Darlene Smith, siblings George Clinton McDaniel, Toni Springman, and Eton Kirby, sons Noah Clayton McDaniel, Nathaniel Seth McDaniel, and Isaiah Ford McDaniel, his granddaughter Charleigh Elizabeth McDaniel, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

“Chip” left this world too soon and will be greatly missed by those whose lives he touched.

A Celebration of Chip's Life will be held at Trenton Ministry Center (1 Georgia Avenue) in Trenton, GA on Sunday, December 18 at 3:00pm. All family and friends are encouraged to attend to honor his legacy.

Flowers and tributes can be sent to:
356 Ridley Circle
Rising Fawn, GA 30738
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