Michael Lee “Big Mike” McDaniel ,Sr., age 53, died Saturday, August 6, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. He was born on October 15, 1957 in Lima, Ohio. He is the son of Arthur Lee and Evelyn Sizemore McDaniel. His father is deceased. His mother and step father Evelyn and Norman Crouson survive in Lima, Ohio. On December 25, 1987 he married Tonda Kay Anderson who survives in Cridersville , Ohio.
Big Mike and Tonda were owner/ operator of McDaniel Tree Service and together raised five children. He loved and enjoyed spending time with his family and all of his grandchildren. He was especially close to his sister Judy.
Survivors include a son David Eric (Susan) Anderson of Lima, Ohio; 3 Daughters Michelle (Josh) Wells of Cridersville, Ohio, Shenia (Joshua) Ream of Spencerville, Ohio, Tonya (James) Ridenour of Lima, Ohio; Several Grandchildren; 5 Brothers Fred (Jeannine) McDaniel of Wapakoneta, Ohio, Randy (Jennifer) McDaniel of Wapakoneta, Ohio, Terry (Cathy) McDaniel, Danny (Lisa) McDaniel of Wapakoneta, Ohio, Clayton McDaniel of Lima, Ohio; 2 sisters Gerarldine ( Tom) Hatfield of Middlesboro, Kentucky, Judith (Duane) Pulfer-Golden of Cridersville, Ohio; a Sister-in-Law Katheryn McDaniel of Lima, Ohio; several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, and Nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son Michael Lee McDaniel, Jr.; 2 brothers Eddie McDaniel, Ricky McDaniel; and a sister Brenda Hawk.
The family will receive friends from Noon to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Bayliff& Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Pastor Tom Shobe will officiate. Burial will follow at a later date in Shawnee Cemetery.
Memorial contributions will be applied to funeral expenses.
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm