Mr. Marion C. (Mac) McDaniel age 84 of Jasper passed away on Sunday October 9, 2011 at the Northside Hospital Cherokee in Canton, Georgia, following a period of declining health. He was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Charles Pope McDaniel of Tucker. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Gussie Plummer; two brothers, Herman & Charles; and one son David.
Mac graduated from Tucker High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He graduated from Abraham Baldwin College and the University of Georgia where he earned a Masters in School Administration. He taught and coached basketball for many years in Taliaferro and Gwinnett Counties. He was a school principal in Gwinnett, Oglethorpe, White and Pickens Counties before retiring with 37 years in education.
He served as president of the Kiwanis Club while in White County and President of the Lions Club in Jasper. While president of the Lions Club, he was instrumental in establishing a very active Lioness Club.
Mac is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Akin McDaniel; son, Steven and his wife, Tammie; daughter, Susan and her husband, Edward Johnson; daughter, Marcia McDaniel, and daughter-in-law, Jean McDaniel Fowler. He is also survived by one grandson, four granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at the Jasper First Baptist Church with Dr. Jimmy Lewis & Rev. Von Hinton officiating. The interment will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.
The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p..m. on Monday and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Roper Funeral Home of Jasper.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jasper First Baptist Church Building Fund 198 E. Church Street, Jasper, Ga. 30143 or to the Joy House.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Roper Funeral Home & Crematory.