James Andrew Daniels died February 19, 2013, in Dallas, Texas. He was 70 years old. Services will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013, at 11:00am at Cliff Temple Baptist Church, 125 Sunset, Dallas, Texas 75208. The family will receive visitors at 10:00am in the same location. A graveside service and burial will take place at 3:00pm on Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Calera, Oklahoma. Flowers can be sent to the West Hurtt funeral home in DeSoto, Texas, or, in lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations in his honor be made to Rose Hill Cemetery.
Jimmy Daniels was born April 17, 1942 in Bryan County, Oklahoma. He went to school in Calera where, in high school, he played basketball for the State Championship Bulldogs. Calera is also where he met his high school sweetheart and wife of 51 years, Idetta Pugh. Jimmy and Idetta graduated from Calera in 1960 and moved on to Southeastern State College in Durant, Oklahoma. They were married on December 22, 1961.
Jimmy graduated from Southeastern with a BA in Business in 1963, and moved to DeSoto, Texas. He spent 27 years working with the DeSoto ISD which included stints as a 6th grade teacher, the principal of Ruby Young Elementary and, eventually, the Assistant Superintendant of Schools over Personnel and Curriculum. In May of 1973, Jimmy and Idetta welcomed their only child, Christy.
Jimmy Daniels is survived by his loving wife, Idetta Daniels, his daughter, Christy Daniels Roseveare, his son-in-law Dan Roseveare, and his three grandchildren Caleb James Roseveare, Ella Mae Roseveare and Aaron Clark Roseveare. He is also survived by his sister Katherine FInlan, his brother Bill Daniels, his sister Patsy Coalter, and numerous nieces and nephews.