Charles Richard McDaniel, 72, of Fairmont, passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Broward Health Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He was born on Sept. 21, 1947, in Grafton, a son of the late Thomas McDaniel Jr. and Daisy (Huffman) McDaniel.
After graduating Newburg High School in 1965, Charles went on to be a heavy equipment operator for Patriot Mining Company. He loved country music and was the lead singer and guitarist for several country bands; he especially cherished playing music with his family. He enjoyed WVU sports, particularly football and basketball. He was a Christian and had attended the Methodist church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Jeanie (Morris) McDaniel. The couple married on Oct. 13, 1998.
He is also survived by sons: Thomas McDaniel and wife Correna, of Fellowsville, Chris McDaniel and wife Tomma, of Newburg, Brandon Sheets and wife Lacey, of Clarksburg, and Ryan Sheets and wife Ashlee, of Rivesville; daughter, Erika Pacheco and husband Bert, of Kingwood; grandchildren: Kristen, Bryan, Nicole, Abby, Alex, Brianna, Aria, Jimi Ann, Ashley, Jeremy, Isaiah, Eric and Bo; seven great-grandchildren; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother and best friend, Roger McDaniel and sister-in-law, Janet McDaniel; and granddaughter, Madeline.
Family and friends are welcome to call at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, from 1-8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, until the service at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Orville Wright officiating. Interment will follow at McCurdysville Cemetery.