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Earthman Baytown Funeral Home

3919 Garth Road, Baytown, TX

OBITUARY

Rev. Everett "Pete" McDaniel

May 19, 1930February 8, 2020
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Rev. Everett McDaniel, 89, of Baytown, Texas joined that Great Cloud of witnesses on February 8, 2020. Rev. McDaniel was born on May 19, 1930 in Buckholts, Texas to the late Oliver Sidney and Myrtle Maude Barnett McDaniel. He moved to Baytown in the late 1930’s. He attended Robert E. Lee High School and Lee College. Rev. McDaniel was very proud to serve our country in the United States Army 1st Division, 16th Infantry, Heavy Tank Company in Germany from 1948-1952. He returned home and married Eurith Jennings in June of 1953. He went to work for Diamond/Occidental Petroleum Company in Deer Park, Texas. He worked as a Millwright for 36 years and retired in 1988. He was member of the Cedar Bayou Lodge #321, 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason and member of the York Rite. Rev. McDaniel loved to garden, raise cattle and spend time with his grandchildren and family. Rev. McDaniel’s sharing of the gospel spans for more than 62 years (1956-2018) throughout the Gulf Coast CMC (Congregational Methodist Church) and East Texas District. He was a used by God and for the edifying of His kingdom. He was the essence of 1 Samuel 13:14 “A man after God’s heart”. Rev. McDaniel was a bi-vocational pastor and has built spiritually, served as interim pastor, pastored and organized several new churches. Rev. McDaniel preached the uncompromised gospel until 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Marvin, Henry, Roy and Elton McDaniel; sisters, Leona McDaniel, Lois Hill and Myrtle Chiles. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eurith McDaniel of Baytown, Texas; daughter, Pamela Kurz and husband of Baytown, Texas, David; sons, Gary McDaniel and wife Kellie of Mont Belvieu, Texas and Deloyd McDaniel and wife Leslie of Denham Springs, Louisiana; brother, Garlon “Buddy” McDaniel of Baytown, Texas; 5 grandsons, Cody McDaniel of and wife Danielle of Houston, Texas, Chance McDaniel and wife Heather of Lost Creek, West Virginia and Chris McDaniel of Baytown, Texas, Tanner Barrow and wife Angela of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Dustin Barrow and wife Halley of Lakeland, Florida ; 3 granddaughters, Charliessa Gardner and husband Dalton of Angelton, Texas , Jessica Klonaris and husband Billy of Friendswood, Texas and Laura Lofton and husband James of Mont Belvieu, Texas and 6 great-grandchildren and a host of many nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers are Dalton Gardner, Billy Klonaris, James Lofton, Chance McDaniel, Chris McDaniel, Cody McDaniel. The honorary pallbearer is Patrick Dees.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dalton Gardner, Active Pallbearer
  • Billy Klonaris, Active Pallbearer
  • James Lofton, Active Pallbearer
  • Chance McDaniel, Active Pallbearer
  • Chris McDaniel, Active Pallbearer
  • Cody McDaniel, Active Pallbearer
  • Patrick Dees, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Burial Thursday, February 13, 2020

Memories

Rev. Everett "Pete" McDaniel

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Brenda Lulu Birdwell

February 17, 2020

Bro Pete such a sweet man. A very precious man of God. He took me in like one of his own. I am so thankful to have had him in my life. I wish I could have seen his face when he entered the pearly gates. After Jesus I wonder who he saw next? My heart and my prayers are with you at the difficult time. Sending you much.

Glenda Byrd

February 16, 2020

So very sorry for y'all's loss. He was a wonderful man. Prayers for all.

Pamela Kurz

February 14, 2020

This quote was found in some of Dad's memorabilia. My cousin officiating at the graveside shared this after the military honors were presented.
“Webster defines strong as having great physical power, as striking or superior of it’s kind. But with all due respect to Webster…there’s strong and then there’s BIG RED 1 STRONG! It is a strength like no other. It is a Physical strength, it’s an Emotional strength. It is a strength of Character and strength of Purpose. Strength forged by history as the strength sharpened on foreign soil. The strength to Obey, and the strength to command, strength that comes from sacrifice, and the strength to get yourself over and the strength to get over yourself. There is nothing on this green earth stronger than the United States Army. Because there is nothing on this green earth that is stronger than a BIG RED 1 soldier.”
His legacy will be remembered by the way he lived….the way he served God and his country….the way he shared God’s word….the love he expressed along the way….the laughter and smiles he shared….the kindness he showed ….and the way he took time to care for others.

Brain Jennings

February 14, 2020

Today, we pause to honor Uncle Pete’s memory and celebrate a life well-lived. Seventy-two years ago when America needed him, he answered the call of duty and stepped forward to serve his country. While he never saw combat and considered his military service only a small part at the end of WW2, Uncle Pete was a proud member of the United States Army, 1st Division, 16th Infantry, Heavy Tank Company. He loved being a soldier. The military suited his sense of order, and his code of loyalty. His years as a Sergeant were some of his happiest memories and he loved sharing stories about Germany, about the people he grew to love, and about the reconstruction of a country which was left in rubble. He told his daughter his ETS date was coming up and he struggled with should he stay in or should he leave. His army buddies were like a second family, he loved the financial security, loved the status of being a sergeant, and the sense of pride it gave him to serve his country. He shared with his daughter what little did he know then how God had a hand in directing his life down a different path. His best friend, James who he has remained in touch with for 72 yrs. decided to transfer to the Air Force. Dad said he contracted double pneumonia and was in the army hospital for weeks. He was so ill, he truly felt he was going to die. He prayed “Lord, if you can heal me and get me home…I will serve you every day for the rest of my life!” The Lord answered his prayer and he recovered and returned home. It wasn’t long after he returned he surrendered to the ministry. He was ordained in 1956 and continued to preach until 2018. A few years ago his army buddy flew to Houston to visit. James told his daughter what little did they knew then how God had HIS hand on their lives…he said their unit was shipped to Korea…sadly, none of them made it back.

John Lee

February 13, 2020

Pam, Deloyd and family,
So sorry for your loss. My family's prayers and thoughts are with you...

Cindy Casillas

February 13, 2020

My prayers are with your family in this tough time. May you find peace and support in your memories and your love.

Susie Chiles

February 12, 2020

The very first time I attended Church with Jerral, Uncle Pete shook my hand & told me “there isn’t a girl alive that my sister (Myrtle) will ever approve of for Jerral”. We laughed about that statement many times after he performed our marriage & Pam was my little flower girl in the wedding! He was a marvelous preacher with the Word of God in his blood.🙏🏼

Naomi Fudge

February 12, 2020

Your loss is heaven's gain. Pete was such a sweet jolly man. Eurith, you were blessed with 66 years of marital bliss! Pam, Gary & DeLoyd, you are so blessed to have such Godly heritage. Prayers for your family & hugs to each of you!

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