Ransome Hicks McDaniel, Jr

August 18, 1930 - June 27, 2014
Ransome Hicks McDaniel, Jr

Ransome H. McDaniel, ìJuniorî, 83, of Hendersonville passed away Friday, June 27, 2014 at his home. Born in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Ransome McDaniel, Sr. and Ella Mae Searcy McDaniel.

He was a graduate of Flat Rock High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was known as ìJuniorî by his family and many friends and was a well-known local insurance agent and meat cutter. He was a member of the Henderson County rescue Squad for over forty years and was a past Commander of the Hedrick-Rhodes VFW and a member of the American Legion. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose at the Asheville Moose Lodge for thirty seven years where he received The Pilgrim Degree, the highest degree of service. He had served in every capacity and was the current past Governor at the time of his death. He and his wife enjoyed traveling to Moose Conventions in North Carolina, San Diego, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Chicago and Orlando

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence McDaniel; five sisters, Ruby MCDaniel (Herman), Leona Searcy (Julian), Lucille Pressley (Lynn), Evelyn Corn (Earl) and Dot Haynes (Herrold), and one step-son, Davis Overby.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of nineteen years, Faye Overby McDaniel; four children, Cathy Shelton, Brenda Owens (Kenny), Sally Thomas and Ransome McDaniel, III; He was known as ìPaw Pawî by his five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two step-sons, Daniel Overby and Paul Overby of Stuart, VA.,; two step-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Clover McDaniel and many nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved.

A funeral will be at 2:00 pm Monday in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Reverend Robert Hefner will officiate. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Henderson County Rescue Squad or the Moose International Charities in Mooresheart, IL.


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  • June 29, 2014
    Lorraine Silvey says:
    God has another good man with him now. My thoughts and prayers for your strength during this time of loss continue daily. Although he is gone physically he will always be with you in your heart and memory. No more sickness, no more pain...just think of that for him. I love you all and will keep you in my thoughts through this difficult time.

  • July 19, 2014
    williams says:
    My sincere condolences to the family take comfort in knowing that a momentous time; when it will possible to see; ìDeath swallow up forever.î 1 Corinthian 15:54.

  • June 30, 2014
    Amber and Family says:
    I am so sorry for your loss- it was such a pleasure to get to know Paw Paw over the past 15 years that I have been accepted as part of this family. My love and prayers go out to the entire family.

  • June 30, 2014
    Jennifer Joyce says:
    Brenda, My sincere condoloences to you and your family on your loss. I hope you find comfort and blessings in your many happy memories of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • June 30, 2014
    John & Gracie Nix says:
    To the McDaniel Family.So sorry to hear of Jr's passing. He was a school mate at Flat Rock. We remember all the good times with him.Knew him for 65 plus years.He collected insurance from us when we lived on Highland Lake Road during the 1950's and was always kind and thoughtful, especially to the older people.Our prayers are with you. May God comfort you and give you peace.