Roger Dale McDaniel

Published 3:09 pm Friday, October 8, 2021

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Mr. Roger Dale McDaniel, 67, of Woodleaf, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 at his home.

He was born on Nov. 1, 1953 in Iredell County to the late Wilburn Junior and Ruth Claudine Swicegood McDaniel.

He was a member of Needmore Baptist Church and had been director/coordinator of the EMS and fire program at Rowan Cabarrus Community College for 32 years. He was chief for 32 years of Scotch Irish Fire Department. He enjoyed cattle farming and loved his John Deere tractor. He was a mentor to many and will be greatly missed.

He was also preceded in death by: his son, Scott McDaniel; and his sister, Kathy Reep.

Survivors: his wife of 44 years,  Mary Shrader McDaniel of the home; a daughter, Courtney McDaniel of Woodleaf; 2 grandchildren, Kelsie McDaniel and Tryston Houston;  a nephew, Joshua Reep of Woodleaf; a niece, Regana Reep of Woodleaf; great-nieces and great-nephews, Makayla Reep, Callie Reep, Corbin Smith, Caleb Reep, Kamryn Reep, Cedric Hawkins, John Hawkins Jr. and John David Arey; a brother-in-law, Michael Reep of Woodleaf; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Arey (Tim) of Salisbury.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chris Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Needmore Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, October 8, at the funeral home.

Memorials:Scotch Irish Fire Dept., 3220 Needmore Road, Woodleaf, 27054.