Roy E. O’Daniels Jr.
April 07, 1943 ‒ September 08, 2015
Roy E. O’Daniels Jr., 72, of Delaware passed away Tuesday morning September 8, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born April 7, 1943 in Shrewsberry, West Virginia to the late Roy Edward O’Daniels Sr. and Freda Mae (Morris) O’Daniels. Roy graduated from Hilliard High School in 1961 and then proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force from 1961 – 1966.
Roy worked as a security guard for Pinkerton Security and later with Timkins Roller Bearing in Columbus, retiring after many years of service. He loved driving his patrol car and he also enjoyed old movies especially westerns with John Wayne. He was always a jokester and story teller.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 17 years Janice (Furay); son Roy “Danny” Edward (Lita) O’Daniels III of Biloxi, Mississippi; daughters Kelly Jean (Dennis) Bishop of Seville, OH, Leah Diane Pickett of Panama City, Florida and Alicia Dawn (Paul) Snyder of Columbus; stepson Michael William (Kathy) Reisinger of Delaware; step daughters Crystal Dawn Evans of Delaware and Deborah Sue Howard of Columbus; seventeen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; brother Larry Michael O’Daniels of Tucson, Arizona; sisters Sunny Lee Smith of Arkansas and Cheri Woods of Sutter Creek, California; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Saturday September 12, 2015 from 9:00 am until time of funeral services at 10:30 am at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware. Pastor Al Perry of the Delaware Christian Church will officiate the funeral services. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery with military honors provided at graveside.
Contributions in Roy’s memory may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.
The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this veteran and his family.
To share a fond memory of Roy or to offer condolences to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com