John Leslie Daniel Jr., 75, of Excelsior Springs, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with cancer.
John was born on April 6, 1945, in Gentryville, the son of John Leslie and Elizabeth Claudine (Miller) Daniel Sr. He was united in marriage to Carol “Susan” Love of Richmond on June 18, 1983. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors include a son, Nathan Daniel of the home; three daughters, Tanya (Jason) Fleming of Platte City, Anita (Jim) Peek and Sandra (John) Howard; two sister, Janet Shackelford of St. Joseph and Linda Bentley of Stanberry; five grandchildren, Addison and Ryder Fleming, Kyann Peek, Crystal Robinson and Kyle Howard; and great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
John was reared and educated in the Pattonsburg and McFall areas. He graduated from Pattonsburg High School in 1963. John worked for 39 years at Ford Motor Co. and retired in 2007. He was a member of the United Auto Worker’s Local Union 249. John enjoyed pitching horseshoes and going coon hunting with his son. He was a loving father, husband, brother and grandfather. He also enjoyed giving his mother-in-law a hard time and she loved him very much.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home, 507 E. Main St.-P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085.
Visitation with memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m., Masonic service at 1:45 p.m. with services to follow at 2 p.m. Inurnment will be held at a later date by the family.
Please remember to share your memories of John with the family by visiting www.thurmanfuneralhome.com.