Robert Kenneth “Ken” McDaniel

June 9, 1936 - February 19, 2019

06/09/1936 - 02/19/2019

Past Services

Thursday February 21, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
Friday February 22, 2019
11:00 am
Cedar Lawn Cemetery
Highway 258 North
Rich Square, NC 27869

Robert Kenneth “Ken” McDaniel, 82, of Potecasi, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC.

Ken was born on June 9, 1936 to Lester and Elsie McDaniel in Lawndale, NC. He loved playing the guitar and banjo and loved blue grass music.  His favorite past times included hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. Ken attended Grace Baptist Church and loved the Lord and reading his bible.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Sallie Harmon McDaniel; his son, Keith McDaniel; and his brothers, Jerry McDaniel, Pete McDaniel, Johnny McDaniel, Byrd McDaniel, and Barney McDaniel.

Ken is survived by his three daughters, Christie McDaniel Morris and husband Johnathan of Lasker, NC, Peggy McDaniel Bolton and husband Butch of Gastonia, NC, and Mary Ann Chang and husband Henry of Las Vegas, NV; his two sons, Tommy McDaniel and wife Chris of Hertford, NC and Charlie McDaniel and special friend Heather Stokes of Dallas, NC; his daughter-in-law, Wanda McDaniel of Gastonia, NC, two brothers, Fred McDaniel of Shelby, NC and Gene McDaniel of Lattimore, NC, 8 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC and other times at the home of his daughter Christie.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Rich Square, NC.  with the Reverend Doug Spivey officiating.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made directly to the Pine Forest Rest Home, P.O. Box 67, Potecasi, NC 27867 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the McDaniel family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Brenda Baisey
5 years ago

I am so sorry. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Kim Sumner
5 years ago

So sorry to hear of Mr. Ken’s passing. I thought a lot of him when I was working at Pine Forest. I lived to hear him play his guitar. Prayers for the family at this time.

Brnda H. Allen
5 years ago

Christy and family, I am sorry about Uncle Ken. I remember him being so kind and funny. I will remember him always. Love Brenda

Barbara and Freddie
5 years ago

You are in our thoughts and prayers

Deborah Robbins
5 years ago

I was saddened to hear of your dads passing. Thoughts and prayers are with each of you.