Joe Daniel, age 78, of Leonard, MO, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at his home in Leonard. He was born March 3, 1934, in Leonard, MO, the son of Walter F. and Mary Viola Barnett Daniel. On April 24, 1955, he was united in marriage to Carroll Rourke. Four children were born to this union. Joe is survived by Barbara (Bubba) Arms; children, Mike Daniel (Lesley) of Leonard, MO, Nena Myers (Bob) of Bethel, MO, Nancy Gander (Rodney) of Shelbyville, MO, Tom Daniel (Lynnett) of Leonard, MO and Jessie Arms of Leonard, MO; grandchildren, Casie Daniel, Jason Daniel (Mallory), Adam Gander (Lauren), Ashley Gander, Jenna Myers, Madlen Meyer, Landon, Alex and Lucas Daniel; great-grandchildren, Brayton and Jacie Cook, Jade, Gage and Jessa Daniel and Colton and Zaelyn Gander; two brothers, John Daniel (Alma Dee) of Edina, MO, and Bill Daniel (Glenna) of Clarence, MO; one sister, Rejeana Faes of Slater, MO and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Darlene Parks, Jennel Bowen and Phyllis Wilkerson. Joe was a 1952 graduate of Novelty High School and was a Christian by faith. He was a grain and livestock farmer and operated a bulldozer. He enjoyed fishing, playing pitch at the Leonard Café and spending time with family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, MO with burial to follow at the Leonard Cemetery in Leonard, MO. Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home in Shelbina on Friday, February 22, 2013, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Memorials may be made to Hospice Compassus, Jessie Arms Education Fund or Donor's Choice.