Carlton McDaniel, age 87, of Chatsworth, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 16, 2019, at his home.
Carlton proudly served his country as a sergeant in the Army during the Korean War Era in Army Intelligence. He was an active member of the Gideons International having served for 44 years. He also was a member of the Murray County Veterans and a member of the Spring Place Ruritan Club for 62 years and Friends of the Vann House, just to name a few. He and his wife Henrietta were actively involved in historic preservation of not only their home but other places within Murray and Whitfield County. He was serving as Chairman of the Hardee’s Think Tank after being appointed by Ken Wilburn. Jim Middleton has been appointed his successor in this position.
After his wife’s passing in 2013, Carlton began a scholarship at Murray County High School to honor her memory. He was responsible for helping to celebrate his community through the creation of the splash pad, and most recently a playground for Spring Place Elementary School. He also helped with the purchase of the Boys and Girls Club of Chatsworth facility and with the purchase of the Youth Facility at First Baptist Church of Chatsworth.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Henrietta McDaniel; and parents, Sam and Amy McDaniel.
He is survived by his children, Wayne McDaniel; Nancy McDaniel Shipley; Jodi and Dale Lowery; and David and Lori McDaniel; brother, Herman McDaniel; grandchildren, Heather Foster (Adam) Ambrecht, Chris ( Lauren) Foster, Andrew McDaniel, Lauren (Bobby) Wiley, Joe McDaniel, and Emma McDaniel; great-grandchildren, Venice, Indigo, Ryan, Will, Lucas, Ross, Elise, Aedyn and Thomas Henry; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Carlton McDaniel were held 6:00 pm Sunday, November 17, 2019 from Chatsworth First Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Carr, Rev. George Ross and Tim Howard officiating. Burial was in Spring Place Cemetery.
The family received friends from 1:30 pm until 5:30 pm Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Chatsworth First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Murray County Gideons P.O. 44 Chatsworth, Georgia 30705 or Chatsworth First Baptist Church 121 West Market Street Chatsworth, Georgia 30705 would be appreciated.
Jones Funeral Home of Chatsworth was in charge of the funeral arrangements.