Roy E. O’Daniels Jr.

April 07, 1943 ‒ September 08, 2015

Delaware, Ohio

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.

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  • They forgot to mention how extremely smart you were,dad….. I know it was you letting us know when you were leaving as the power shut off the exact second you passed. Love you dad, hug grandma and grandpa for me.

  • Dad , I miss not being able to call and talk to you.
    I love and miss you so much. I wish I could hear your voice one more time. You were the biggest, smartest , toughest man I ever knew . I’m proud to be your son

    • Danny, Kathi & I are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Although we never had the chance to meet him we know how difficult it is to lose a Father. Find solace in the time you and he had on this earth and rest assured he is in a better place waiting for you. He is always with you in spirit. You & your Family are in our prayers and thoughts. God Bless. Love Tony & Kathi Sandroni.

  • Alicia and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss, and you are in my prayers! I never met your Dad, Alicia but felt as though I knew him through the way you talked about him. I know he’s upstairs looking down on you all. May peace be with you all. Blessings.

  • My brother, that I call my hero has gone home. I’m thankful for his life and friendship he gave so freely to everyone. I’ll miss him, yet I know I’ll see him again. My best to his family. I love all of you.

  • Uncle Dan,
    The boys and I will miss you. We told some of your jokes and sang the “Nothing” song for you. They loved “the claw”, and they have always loved their Uncle Dan
    I wish I could be there for you, but you know I am there in spirit. Hugs to all of you.
    You helped him get to a better place. He is finally at peace. Know that I am there with you the whole way.
    I love you all, God bless

  • Danny thanks for all the good times we had with you a lot of memories Family your Dad would be ao proud of you all coming together you all be good and take care love you all very much

  • In memory of our mother, Ethel May O’Daniels, her “girls” have made a small donation for the funeral costs as she was always willing to help your dad.’
    Bubbles, Sandy, Pam and Tina

  • Cousins, Dorothy, Betty, and Judy send our warm thoughts to all of you. Only time will soften the pain. God bless.

  • I love you grandpa, I know how bad you hurt when you were here. I’m glad that we got to spend time together the past few months, and ill miss you everyday. You’re in heaven now, and ill see you someday. I hope however I turn out, you will be proud of Me.
    No more pain, no more suffering. You did a good job, We will be okay. I love you Papaw Boy.. Thanks for every moment we spent together.

    Miss You Old Man,


  • I will never forget my sweet big brother! I remember all the good things you did for me when I was little. Sorry that time and space came between us but my thoughts were about you and all of our families.

  • Drema Sue wants to join me in sending much love and warm wishes to each of you. Danny also played the part of my big brother for a few years, even though he was slightly younger. He will be missed. Sandy and Sue