Arthur J. McDaniel Jr.

Arthur J. McDaniel Jr. age 87 of Collinsville, IL born October 27, 1924 in Paragould, AR, passed away 1:51pm on Wednesday March 21, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

He was a retired carpenter for Local #295 in Collinsville.  He was a Navy veteran and a member of the VFW Post #5691 and American Legion Post #365 both of Collinsville.  He enjoyed duck hunting, gardening, and taking Caribbean cruises with his wife Nona.

He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur J. and Carlene nee Jones McDaniel, and a sister LaRue Stallcup.

He is survived by his wife Nona nee Dudley McDaniel whom he married December 21, 1954, a son John (Judy) McDaniel of Granite City, IL, three daughters Nona (Wyatt) Smith of Elsah, IL, Marcia (Robin) Biggs of Troy, IL, Janis Hunt of Paragould, AR, three grandchildren Meadrith (George) Kruse of Collinsville, Nona Lynn Smith of Bloomington, IL, Rory (Jessica) Biggs of Troy, IL, three great grandchildren, and a brother Garnet (Jane) McDaniel of Jonesboro, AR.

Visitation will be Monday March 26, 2012 from 11am to 12pm at Barry Wilson Funeral Home 2800 North Center Street Maryville, IL.

Funeral Service will be on Monday March 26, 2012 at 12pm at the funeral home, with the memorial being offered by Robin Biggs.  Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO with full military honors.

Memorials may be made to the VFW Post #5691 1234 Vandalia Street Collinsville, IL  62234 or American Legion Post #365 1022 Vandalia Street Collinsville, IL  62234

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