Richard L. Daniels

November 26, 1947 ‒ December 26, 2014

Centerburg, Ohio

Richard (Rick) Lee Daniels, age 67, of Centerburg, passed away unexpectedly Friday, December 26, 2014 at St. Ann’s Hospital.

He was born November 26, 1947, in Lancaster and raised by his mother, Shirley (Warthman) Donnelly.

Rick faithfully served his country in the US Navy during Vietnam. Shortly after returning from active duty he married the love of his life, Peggy J. Griffin and together had two sons. Rick worked most of his life in the HVAC Industry. A church Trustee at Olive Green Church of Christ in Christian Union, Rick volunteered countless hours to his church serving in various capacities throughout the years.

Described as One of the hardest workers around, he loved animals and taking care of his farm. He was never one to sit idly by, he was always thinking of the next project that needed completed. With a heart of gold but yet Ornery to the core, Rick expressed his affection by lovingly teasing the children in his life.

He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy of Centerburg; sons, Randy (Kim) of Westerville and Barry (Jill) of Marengo; brother, Kerry (Kathy) Daniels of Circleville; grandsons: Justin and Nicholas Groves, Brandon Daniels, Martin Daniels; 3 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Donnelly; sisters, Gaye Daniels; Jayne Ward and brother, Michael Daniels.

The family will receive friends and family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Friday at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61, Sunbury. Funeral service will be at 2pm Saturday at Olive Green Church of Christ in Christian Union, 12800 Olive Green Road, Sunbury, Ohio with Reverend Kevin Behrer officiating. Interment will follow in Bloomfield Cemetery with military honors rendered by the United States Navy and the Morrow County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be given in Richard’s name to: American Diabetes Association, 471 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43214.

Condolences may be expressed and memories shared at

  • We are so sorry to hear from your son today about the passing of Rick. Alan had the pleasure of friendship with Rick. He and I got to know even more about Rick from our visits. We want to express our heartfelt blessings for the entire Daniels family. Angels will protect you and Rick forever.

    Jayne and Alan Homsher

  • God Bless/RIP,to ALL who served.”Fair winds and following seas”. Thank YOU fo your service,Rick…………………………….. And Semper Fi.

  • May Ricky rest in peace. The stories my father Steve Mills tells of the two of them will forever remind me of the special friendship they shared.

  • Peggy and family,

    So sorry for your loss. Rick will be forever remembered as a good person who was willing to go the extra mile for anyone in need. My Dad and Mom (Lewie and JeanAnn) enjoyed seeing all of you and have good memories of the visits.

    Mary Lu (Warthman)Bowman

  • Peggy and family,

    I just found out the news of Rick’s passing today — I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t even begin to find the words to express my sincerest sympathy to you Peggy, as well as your boys and extended family — how terrible to lose someone so suddenly. Rest assured you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry that miles and the busyness of life did not allow us to keep in touch during the many years that have passed since we worshiped together at Beacon of Hope CCCU. You both have always been and will always continue to be close in thought and I will continue to treasure the memories I have of the years that you were a part of our life. I am so glad that God allowed our paths to cross and that we were able to enjoy fellowship with you during the years we worshiped together. My life was indeed blessed by you both during those years.

    All my love and prayers,

    Jackie Haymond-Yinger