Frank Hayes Daniel

Published 9:19 am Friday, March 17, 2017

Frank Hayes Daniel, 89, of China Grove, died on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury.

Dr. Daniel was born Dec. 29, 1927 in Mocksville to the late John Samuel and Thirza Albertine Daniel. He attended Catawba College on a football scholarship before enlisting in the Army in 1945. Dr. Daniel served for 18 months in Japan rising to the rank of sergeant. In 1955, he graduated from UNC Chapel Hill School of Dentistry with a degree in pedodontistry and oral surgery. He taught at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry for five years before going into private practice. Dr. Daniel requested to extend his gratitude and admiration for the class of 1960 dental students for awarding him the teacher of the year citation. That distinction he carried throughout his life and memories with pride. He was married to Kathleen Carter Daniel on March 24, 1951. Together for 65 years they worked, traveled, raised a family and enjoyed life. Their children’s and grandchildren’s well being was the focus of their attention. Under their watch, no one ever wanted for a thing. They provided time and experiences for everyone around them.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Carter Daniel; 4 sisters; 6 brothers; and a daughter-in-law, Ashley Taylor Daniel.

Survivors: children, Susan and Mike Phillips of Cary, David and Mona Daniel of Winston Salem, Joe Daniel of Mocksville and Steve and Becky Daniel of China Grove; grandchildren: Melissa Phillips, Cole and Jennifer Phillips, Hobie and Katie Dunn, Katherine Daniel, Brian Daniel, Allison Daniel, Mimi Daniel, Brittian and Carter Knight, Matthew Daniel, Sam Daniel and Maggie Daniel; and great-grandchildren, Ashton and Ava Brittian

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 18 at Eaton Funeral Chapel in Mocksville with the Rev. Brad Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery in Mocksville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.