Lloyd Albert Daniel, 89, of Madisonville, passed Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Bryan.
He was born June 1, 1928, in Gulfport, Miss., to Wallace and Melissa (Cuevas) Daniel. He was the ninth child born in his family of nine children. He had four brothers and four sisters. His father was Wallace Simeon Daniel born in Monrovia, Ala., in 1882. His mother was Melissa Edith Cuevas Daniel, born 1894 in Catahoula, Miss. His siblings were Evelyn Ussery, Wallace, Dorothy and Doris (twins), Arenall Trochesset, Jerry Neal, John Joseph and Floyd Alford (identical twin). He worked at the family’s market as a butcher with his brother Jerry, who taught him how to cut meat. He married the love of his life, Betty Lou Butler, in 1946. On Oct. 14, 1956, he and his family moved to Houston and lived in the Heights area. He was employed by Houston’s first A&P grocery store as head of the meat department. Lloyd also worked at Smith’s Store in Spring Branch and various other stores in Houston. He loved to go camping, fishing, deer hunting and taking vacations to Gulfport to visit family, which were special times together. He was a hard worker all of his life and loved to be with family, friends, ride children around on his tractor, four-wheeler, fishing in the pond at the farm or just sitting and talking with them. He also loved to play “42” with family and friends.
After Betty, loving mother of his children, passed, he retired and built a home in Madisonville on the land they had purchased. He then sold the Houston house located in Spring Branch where they raised their children. He enjoyed family visiting and staying with him. He loved the land, raising Simmental cattle, bailing hay, growing a garden, pecan trees, pear trees and his infamous fig tree that all the neighbors loved to pick figs from. After Betty passed, he married Doris Kuhlman from the Brenham area and they traveled all over the state of Texas going to Simmental cattle sales, canning items from their garden and having lots of family gatherings at their home in Madisonville. Following to Doris’ death, he married Hazel Perkins, who passed in 2016.
Lloyd was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church (a sister church with First Baptist Church of Houston) when his children were growing up in Houston. When he moved to Madisonville he was a member of Madisonville First Baptist Church. Years later he moved to Watercrest, where he lived for two years and attended Central Baptist Church. While living at Generations he attended the church services provided by Central Baptist Church each Sunday and various visiting churches during different times of the year.
His loving family includes his four children: Sherry Loydene Hall, Betty Dianne and James (Jim) T. Jones, Jr; Lloyd Keith Daniel and Pam Saeger, and Kevin Albert Daniel; six grandchildren, John Hall, Don Hall and wife Stephanie, Travis Daniel and wife Jackie Daniel, Catrina and husband Alberto Maldonado, James L. Jones and Cindy Jones Rimmer; seven great-grandchildren — Carrie Hall, Brandon Hall and his wife Heather, Tiffany Hall Hoskins and her husband R.C., Adrian Maldonado, Danielle Maldonado, Lauren Rimmer, Kaitlin Rimmer; and six great-great-grandchildren — Blakelynne Hall, Bryson Hall, Braydon Hall, Kaydon Hall, Everly Hoskins, Anthony Rimmer. Stepchildren and their families included Susan Kuhlman, Howard and Janet Kuhlman, Karen and Rickey Holcomb.
We would like to thank all of the staff at Generations Center for Senior Living and Hospice Brazos Valley for all of their care.
Visitation with family and viewing will be Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 1-1:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 1101 Antoine Dr., Houston, TX 77055.
Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Brazos Valley Hospice in Bryan, Texas or your charity of choice.
Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. Share tributes at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.