Mr. Daniels was born July 4, 1929, in Athens, Mich., to Nica Brown and William Daniels. He married Josephine M. Daniels at Battle Creek, Mich., on April 16, 1949, and served in the United States Navy. He retired from Chase Field, then began working as assistant vice president at Commercial National Bank at Chase Field and retired there also. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Josephine Daniels; son, David William Daniels; and brothers, Billy, K.D. and Kenny Daniels.
Survivors include two daughters, Catherine Tramonte and Mary Ann Hendrick; grandchildren, Wesley Seigfried, Jennifer Seigfried and Hayley Childress; and seven great-grandchildren.
Burial was held at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio on Dec. 13, 2013.