Wilburn Junior ‘Mack’ McDaniel

Published 9:48 am Friday, May 17, 2019

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Mr. Wilburn Junior “Mack” McDaniel, 91, of Woodleaf, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Liberty Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Salisbury.

He was born Sept. 8, 1927 in Rowan County to the late William Joe and Elizabeth Saine McDaniel. He was a lifelong member of Needmore Baptist Church. He retired from Rowan Regional Medical Center as an engineer after 32 years. He would give you the shirt off his back and was a handyman who could fix anything. He was a loving grandfather who thought the world of his grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by: his wife, Ruth Claudine McDaniel; a daughter, Kathy Reep; a grandson, Scott McDaniel; and 8 brothers.

Survivors: a son, Roger McDaniel (Mary) of Woodleaf; a daughter, Carolyn Arey (Tim) of Salisbury; 4 grandchildren, Courtney McDaniel, Josh Reep (Ashley), J. D. Arey and Regana Hawkins (John); 9 great-grandchildren, Tryston, Kelsie, Caleb, Kamryn, Cedric, John II, Corbin, Makayla and Callie; a sister, Bonnie McGee (Fid) of China Grove; 2 sisters-in-law, Joann McDaniel of Murphy and Mary Kathryn McDaniel of Mocksville; a son-in-law, Michael Reep of Woodleaf; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 19 at Needmore Baptist Church with the Revs. Chris Williams and David Smith officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, May 18 at the church.

Memorials: Needmore Baptist, 1620 Mt. Vernon Road, Woodleaf, 27054.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.