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Kirk Anderson Daniels Sr., age 82, of Newland passed away on Monday January 23, 2012 at the Bailey Center for Caring in St. Augustine, Fl.
A native of Avery County, he was born February 25, 1929 a son of the late Howard and Florence Griffen Daniels.
Kirk was a retired Rural letter Carrier, one of the founding members of the Newland Volunteer Fire Department, a Veteran who served in the Korean War, as well as a hard working farmer, great father, husband, friend and Christian.
Along with his parents, Kirk was preceded in death by his: brothers, Beverly and Jim Daniels; sisters, Frances "Dot" Suttle and Lucille Swisher.
Kirk has left to cherish his memory his: wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Daniels of the home; son, Kirk A. Daniels, Jr. and Rhonda Burleson Daniels of Hendersonville; daughters, Susan Darlene Daniels of St. Augustine, FL, Deanna Elizabeth Daniels of Newland; grandchildren, Stephen Neil Goza, Alan Benjamin Goza, Kirk A. "Cole" Daniels, III, Hannah Elizabeth Daniels, Yancey "Ridge" Phillips; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Kirk Anderson Daniels Sr. will be conducted on Friday, January 27th at 8:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Newland with Dr. Bill Jones officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until the service hour. Family, friends and pallbearers will meet at the Daniels Cemetery on Saturday, January 28th at 1:45 p.m. for interment services at 2:00 p.m. with Graveside Rites by the Pat Ray Post #4286. Active pallbearers will be: Shufford Carpenter, Creed Cuthbertson, Jr., Morris Jack Isaacs, Ben Ware, Mark Isaacs, Chris Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers will be: Bob Gragg, Bill Gragg, Dan Vance, Charles Buchanan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VFW Pat Ray Post #4286 Honor Guard at PO Box 516 Newland, NC 28657.