Jack A. Daniel

July 19, 1930December 21, 2018

Jack Augustine Daniel; (you probably knew him as “Jack, JD, Dad, Papa etc..”) was taken to Heaven and placed in the arms of God by his Angle (Luke 16:22); on Friday, 21 December 2018 at the age of 88. He is survived by his adoring wife of 61 years Rowena Carter (Daniel). His spirit is carried on by his three children Bill Daniel, Denise Bistrican and Jala Daniel along with five grandchildren; Heidi Daniel, Amy Daniel, Teralyn Rogina, Lauren Bistrican, Brendon Bistrican and Autumn Daniel; three Great, Great Grandchildren; Adyson Daniel, Aydon Biston and Brycen Thibodeau, in addition to an extended family of relations, Church Brothers and Sisters in Christ as well as friends from every walk of life including his best friend and daily blessing; Billy Joe and Sally Frazier.

Jack was born in McHenry and grew up in Centertown Kentucky during the Great Depression. The Son of Arvil Daniel and Alma Porter; the youngest of three siblings; Joyce Daniel (Coleman) and Billy M. Daniel. Jack was a High School Basketball Player and Graduate of Centertown Highschool Class of 1948, Veteran of United States Army; 101st Airborne Division 1948-1952, Graduate of Moody Institute in Chicago, Illinois and a retiree of Lever Brothers (Unilever) in Whiting Indiana. He was a member of Veteran of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Southern Baptist Convention. He was also a fervent University of Kentucky, Chicago Bull’s, Boston Celtics and Golden State Warrior Basketball Fan. He loved to watch fellow Hoosier Larry Bird, as well as MJ and Stephen Curry to name a just a few.

A lifelong devoted Christian (John 3:16, Matthew 28:19, Matthew 25:31-46). Who Loved and witnessed salvation through Jesus Christ to everyone he met throughout his entire life on this earth. He was a Member of First Southern Baptist Church of Hammond and Orchard Drive Baptist Church in Hessville Indiana for over 68 Years. His Love and heart felt compassion for everyone’s well-being and spiritual relationship to God was his life’s work.

Jack would say; Did you tell them about Jesus? He would “Witness to the Men” that lived under the Bridges in East Chicago, individuals in prison, those on parole, cognitively challenged, in nursing homes, at the pharmacy, while having his car repaired, grocery store, the hospitalized and the dying” Who did you tell about the Lord today? When the Lord finally called, him home, he met him with the faith of salvation, joy and in the promise of what lies ahead. Isaiah 41:10; Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will give you strength, and for sure I will help you. Yes, I will hold you up with My right hand that is right and good.

In lieu of flowers, Jack’s family would like to recommend donations to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105,, or Donate by Phone: (800) 478-5833


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Autumn Daniel

January 1, 2019

Papa, I miss you every second of every day. My first memory is of you. I remember your voice reading stories to my while my head would rest on your stomach. I could smell your cologne and motor oil from your long hours of fixing up cars. You were the father I deserved, and your love and care made me the person I am today. All you wanted to do was take care of mom and I, and you did that and so much more. My life will never be the same now that you’re gone, but just know that we’ll all be okay. You left a deep mark on all of us, and we’ll never forget your smile and your laugh. Thank you for loving me, and thank you for being there to brighten up my days. I will miss you singing me happy birthday, but I’ll always remember you wishing me happiness every single year. Thank you for being one of the best people I know, grumpiness and all. I’ll love you forever!

George Quigley

January 1, 2019

Jack and I were good friends for many years. He was a great person to know as a good neighbor, friend, Christian and brother in Christ. As Jack would have said to me (and he did when I lost my wife a few years ago) To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. R.I.P. another good and faithfull servant has gone home.

Karen Baut (Carter)

December 31, 2018

Just remembering all the Christmas memories at Grandma and Grandpa Carter's house. So sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers are with the Daniel family! Joyce, Karen, David, and Beth ( the Carter family)

Amy Daniel

December 30, 2018

You always made me laugh when you would call to sing the famous Happy Birthday song. I will always remember you and you will always hold a place in my heart. I love you!!!! You will be truly missed.

Jala Daniel

December 30, 2018

Dear Dad, I just want to tell you how much I Love and miss you. I went to call you and it hit me your not here with us anymore but I know that you are with the Lord and your your with all the family that you have missed. I missed you singing Happy Birthday that’s the day the Lord took you home. I Love and miss you but I know your that you are right beside me and in my heart. I Love You Daddy!! Love Jala ❤️

Bill Daniel

December 29, 2018

We Love You Dad!!!! Thank you for teaching us about the Lord Jesus Christ and for providing direction, knowledge and understanding on how to navigating this life.

We are celebrating your life. We are all celebrating your entry into heaven and the conversation you are having with Jesus, the Saints and all our wonderful relatives that proceeded.