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In Celebration of a life well lived
Thomas Woodley Daniels, Jr, of Germantown, TN, 86, passed away July 27, 2012. He was born July 3, 1926 in Fayetteville, NC to Emma Johnson and Thomas Woodley Daniels, Sr. He attended 71st High School, Fayetteville, NC and received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska – Omaha and his Master’s degree from Florida Institute of Technology. He married Nellie Beard on November 20, 1943 in South Mills, NC. Mr. Daniels served 4 years in the United States Navy and 34 1/2 years in the United States Army retiring as a Colonel. He served on the submarine USS Perch II in World War II, as a military advisor in Vietnam, and in the Korean War. He was awarded over 15 Medals including, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Submarine Combat Badge, and Republic of Korea's Order of National Security Merit Samil Medal. He was a dedicated tennis fanatic and loved all sports as well as history. He especially loved anything and everything that had to do with his children, grandchildren and great-children, including camping, fishing, swimming, boating and the ins-and-outs of machinery. He was a Sunday school teacher and deacon at Germantown Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Nellie Beard Daniels; three children; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother; and one sister. He was fondly known as Dr. Quack! to his children This was his doctor persona with all his children. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, July 31 at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 1 at Germantown Baptist Church. Interment with full military honors will follow in Memorial park Cemetery. He lived a life of "Service" to his God, Country and Family.