Lewis Daniels, Jr., 92, of Independence, died Sunday, November 23rd at his home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 4 at Mount Hope Cemetery with the Reverend Anthony Turner of True Vine Missionary Baptist Church officiating.
Lewis was born June 15, 1922 in Nowata, Oklahoma, the son of Lewis and Eva Raimey Daniels. Going to work early helping his father to cut wood and various other jobs, he received very little formal education. In 1941 he enlisted into the U.S. Army where he served for 3 years, receiving several medals for his service and was awarded an honorable discharge in June of 1945. Shortly after his discharge he met the love of his life, Clemmie N. Noble. On December 31, 1954 they were married for 61 years until her passing in June of 2006. There were no children born to this union.
They lived various places including Cheyenne, Wyoming and Denver, Colorado where he raised horses, his second love. Lewis moved back home to Independence in July of 2006 to be around his brother and sisters, becoming a member of Quinn Chapel, A.M.E. where he was a faithful member until his death.
Hes left to mourn by 3 nephews Frank Campbell of Kansas City, Missouri, Melvin Henderson of Wichita, Kansas and Ernest Henderson of Independence, Kansas and one niece Lane Crowe of Kansas City, Missouri. He is also survived by a host of great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Clemmie, 3 sisters Lillie Mae Campbell, Daisy Henderson and Ernestine Daniels and one brother John Henry Daniels as well as his special friend Catherine Reeves.
Webb Rodrick Chapel Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.