Ralph Lex Daniel, age 91, of Nashville, passed away, on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at a Hot Springs hospital. He was born November 2, 1923, in McCaskill to the late Wiley and Ellen Lingo Daniel. In October, he lost his wife of 65 years, Minnie Belle Morton Daniel, after her primary caregiver for four years. A Methodist, he was a member of Avery’s Chapel Church.
Survivors include his son, Danny Daniel (Janell) of Nashville and daughter, Diane James (John) of Hot Springs; two grandchildren, Chris Rowland of Royal and Danna Reed (Clint Snow) of Nacona, Texas; great-grandchildren, Emilee and Avery Belle Reed and Cooper Snow; five step-grandchildren, Sherry, Jennifer, John Jr., Kristina and Melissa, as well as a number of loving nieces and nephews and a host of loyal friends. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gus and Gentry Daniel, and two sisters, Ruth Flaherty and Othel Polk.
Possessed with a strong work ethic, Ralph retired at age 82 after over fifty years working at Case Shear. He loved any activity that included using his hands---gardening, hunting, fishing, tinkering, and playing dominoes. He had an impressive memory and extensive knowledge of the McCaskill and Hempstead County areas and enjoyed talking about the old days. Talented at restoring and driving antique A and T Model Fords, he often received requests from other owners to solve mechanical problems. In his later years, he was entertained by visiting and drinking coffee with good friends at Road Mart.
Arrangements are by Nashville Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, January 2, 2015. Graveside services and burial will be on Saturday January 3, 2015 at 2:00pm. at Merrill Cemetery in Belton with Mike Reese officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Avery’s Chapel Methodist Church, 1008 Hempstead 339, McCaskill, Ar. 71847