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Walter David McDaniel, III
Date: 6/5/2018
Location: Thomasville

Mr. Walter David McDaniel, III, 53 of Denton passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at his mother’s residence in Thomasville. David was born March 7, 1965 to Walter David McDaniel, Jr. and Judith Ann Woods McDaniel in Davidson County. He was a member of Oak Hill Memorial Baptist Church in Thomasville. He was a 1983 East Davidson High School Graduate and was an active member of the Football team. David loved fishing and hunting; and was a member of the High Rock Bass Master club. He always enjoyed watching Carolina Panthers Football, along with the Atlanta Braves and Nascar. David was a loving father, son, brother, grandfather and friend, he will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his father Walter David McDaniel, Jr., December 18, 2015. Surviving are his two sons, Walter David McDaniel, IV and wife Crystal, U.S. Air Force stationed in Norway and Richard Aaron McDaniel of the Home; his mother, Judy Woods McDaniel of Thomasville; one sister, Robin Hunt and husband Kelly of Denton; three step-daughters, Katie King, Ariel Phelps, Annabel Sharp; three grandchildren, Aléna Ann McDaniel, Serenidy Aurora McDaniel, Walter David McDaniel,V; one nephew, Jeremy Hunt and wife Kelly; one niece, Mandy Kiser. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, June 11, 2018 at 11:00 at Oak Hill Memorial Baptist Church in Thomasville with Rev. Gary Myers officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be sent to Oak Hill Memorial Baptist Church, 1793 Tower Road, Thomasville, NC 27360 or Wake Forest Baptist Health Cancer Unit P.O. Box 571021 Winston-Salem, NC 27157. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Our deepest condolences to the family. May God grant you peace and understanding during this time of loss. Java will be missed dearly!
~ Kenny & Janet Cain Thomasville , North Carolina
I’m going to miss you. You gave me a hug every Sunday.
~ Kimberly Swaney Denton , North Carolina
Judy, I am truly sorry to hear about David. I was always very fond of him and enjoyed playing a few rounds of golf with him. He impressed me with his intelligence and likable personality Please know you and your family are in my prayers.
~ Wesley Greene Thomasville , North Carolina
David will be truly missed. His smile was contagious. I am glad I got to know him
~ Tammy J Lexington , North Carolina
So sorry to hear about David, he was a wonderful man and will surely be missed by all that knew him.
~ Tammie Lee Thomasville , North Carolina
I worked with David for a short 8 months but he left a huge impression on me. He was a very hard worker and a caring man. He was always there to help teach me the things I needed to learn. You will be missed "Big Dave". My thoughts and prayers go out to Aaron and his whole family. May God's peace and love surround you. RIP David.
~ Billy Rich Archdale , North Carolina
So sorry to hear about David. He was a special loving and caring person, and he will be greatly missed by all who were privileged to know him. Please be assured the entire family will be in our prayers! Gail & Bill
~ Billy & Gail Beck Thomasville , North Carolina
I worked with David for many years at Plant A. A great guy and a dear friend. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. -Tammy Crane
~ Tamela Crane Thomasville , North Carolina
Herman and I are very sorry to hear of David's passing. Please know your family is in our prayers.
~ Herman and Carrie Powell Welcome , North Carolina
Big Dave was part of our "Work Family" for the last 8 years. He made me laugh from the time I met him until the end. Although I am extremely saddened to loose such a GREAT hardworking, dedicated, reliable, funny co-worker and friend, I have caught myself laughing out loud and smiling the last couple days (when not crying) reminiscing the good ole days spent with David. Coming to work now is just not the same without our Big Dave and he has left such an incredible impression on all of our staff that it will be nearly impossible to fill his position again to his standards. He is one of the "Last Good Ones... Old School". I Love You David McDaniel!!!
~ Gregory Grady High Point , North Carolina
So sorry to hear of your loss, May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time.
~ Butch and Wanda Whichard Leland , North Carolina
Robin, Judy and all of Davids family, we are so sorry for your lost. We know David was a wonderful person and was loved by all. He will be greatly missed. God bless you all.
~ Saundra & Jerry Myers Thomasville , North Carolina
Judy, I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. You and your family will be in my prayers.
~ Scott Whitaker Winston Salem , North Carolina
David was a wonderful caring person and will be missed. Will keep the McDaniel family in our prayers.
~ Terry and Patsy Isley Thomasville , North Carolina
I had the great honor of working with David for many years. And even when our work paths changed we still stayed in close contact with each other and I knew he would always be there for me. The world is a little dimmer today with David being gone and I know that his family has a void that will never be filled. You do not get the opportunity to have friends like David much in your life these days. He was one of the great ones! To Judy Robin Aaron and DD, my heart hurts for you and please know I will do anything for any of you. David was and is one of a kind and will never be forgotten through you guys, his family whom he loved with all of his heart. Always, Renee
~ Renee Beck-Surratt Trinity , North Carolina
Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. It is never easy to lose a parent, no matter your age. May the love of your family and friends comfort you in the days ahead. Please know that your 426th ABS family is here for you whenever you need us. The Garcia's
~ Jessica Garcia Sola , Mississippi