Charley Lee Daniel, 81, of Mexia, passed away May 25, 2016 in Groesbeck, Texas. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2016 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Bro. John McElroy officiating. Interment will follow in the Lost Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Billy Sims, Charley Daniel, II, Jack Rush, Jonathan Bible, Johnny Rogers and Ben Garner. Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m., Thursday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Charley was born in Tolar, Texas to Ed and Norvella Sanders Daniel. He grew up in Tulia, where he played outstanding basketball for Tulia High School, and graduated Class of 1955. Charley worked for the Dallas Police Department for 21 years, Pullman Pools in Fort Worth for 10 years and Lightsey's Peach Orchard in Mexia for 10 years. He was also a member of the Texas National Guards. Charley was known, locally, as "Chuck", while back home in Tulia everyone called him "Buddy". Regardless of what he was called, his love of the "great" outdoors and animals remained the same. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting and being with his dog, and faithful companion, Britches. Charley was friendly, had an outgoing personality and was loved by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Vickie Daniel Vaughn; and sister, Jo Daniel McCaslin. Charley is survived by his loving wife, Ruthie Daniel of Mexia; son, Joe Edd Daniel and wife, Holley of Grand Prairie; step-daughter, Linda Smith of Waco; and grandson, Charley Lee Daniel, II.
Thursday, May 26th, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
Friday, May 27th, 2016 2:00pm, Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home