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Thomas Marion Daniels
Thomas Marion Daniels
Born in Savannah on Jan. 4, 1923 and Departed on Aug. 21, 2012
Visitation: Friday, Aug. 24, 2012
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service: Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
11:00 am
Cemetery: Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park
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Colonel Thomas Marion Daniels, Jr., USAR, Ret.

SAVANNAH – Colonel Daniels passed this life on August 21, 2012 at Hospice Savannah, at the age of 89. Tom was most well-known for his sense of humor among family and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Nita.

He was a native of Savannah, a graduate of Savannah High School, and attended Armstrong College and the University of Georgia.

He entered the U.S. Army in World War II, graduated from Infantry Officer Candidate School and served in the Pacific Theatre. In 1947 he joined the Georgia Army National Guard and retired as a Colonel in 1983. He was a life member and past president of the Chatham Artillery.

His civic and community service consisted of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Red Cross, Boy Scouts Council, YMCA, Y's Men's Club, receiving the Key Man Award, the United Community Services and the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.

An avid golfer, Tom was Club Champion and Senior Champion of the Savannah Golf Club in 1974. He is believed to be the only golfer to hold both titles in the same year. One of the first families to reside at Skidaway Island, he was Senior Champion at the Landings Golf Club in 1983 & 1984.

Colonel Daniels was active in the insurance business until his death. He was a former Vice president of Atlantic Insurance & Investment Co. In 1980 he founded Daniels Insurance and in in 2000 joined Bernard Williams & Company where he continued his highly successful career.

He is survived by his sister, Doris Daniels Cobb, and two brothers, Henry and Woodrow Daniels, all of whom reside in Florida; six children, Joy Daniels Schwartz, Thomas M. Daniels III and his wife Dottie, Robert Henry Daniels and his wife Dawn, all of Savannah, Patricia Daniels Miller and her husband Walker of Atlanta, GA, Nita Daniels Roughen and her husband Albert of Eatonton, GA, and John Lewis Daniels of Asheville, NC. He is also survived by 16 loving grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Memorial Drive.

Service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 25th, 2012 at Hodgson Chapel, Fox & Weeks.

Burial at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Teeple, Charles Bell, Christopher O'Neal, Matthew Roughen, Geoffrey Daniels, and Weston Daniels. Honorary Pallbearers are Daniel and John Roughen, Hunter Schwartz, Parker and Harris Daniels, Reed Daniels.

The family wishes to thank Hospice Savannah for the wonderful care given to Colonel Daniels in the last days of his life, to Marilyn Wilkes, care giver and family friend, and to Pastor Myer of the Messiah Lutheran Church at Skidaway Island.

Remembrances may be made to Hospice Savannah, Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.

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