James Richard McDaniel

May 16, 1982April 16, 2018

James Richard McDaniel passed away April 16, 2018 at his home in Idaho Falls. He was born May 16, 1982 to Joe & Valerie (Dean) McDaniel. James was a very loving son, father, brother, uncle, grandson and friend. In Oct. 2001 James married his love Sharla Coon and together they had two wonderful sons Jamen 16 and Emmit 14. Later they were divorced. Those boys were the pride and joy of his life and he cherished every moment with them. James wore his heart on his sleeve. James loved hunting, fishing, camping, and anything to get his truck muddy. He cherished his friends that throughout time became his brothers. He was always there to help when he could. His most recent job was working for K&M Construction in Idaho Falls, ID. He was a boar machine locator and fabricator. When he began at K&M he soon surprised them with his talent and quickly became a valued employee. James enjoyed the guys he worked with very much and they were like family to him. In earlier years he also worked for Miskin Scraper Works and Powerhouse Coach. He was an avid welder and fabricator and had such amazing talent for creating and building. He leaves behind his parents, Joe and Val McDaniel, his boys, Jamen and Emmit McDaniel, Sisters, Karen (Dan) McGrew, Stephanie (Chris) Bleak, Bobbi Jo (Brandon) McDaniel, brother Dan (Ashley) Carter, nieces and nephews, Aaron, Tiffany, Brookie, Alyssa, Chase, Hailey, Taila, Brenden, Kayli, Jaya, and Carter, Grandpa Dean (Mary), and Grandma Vina. He was preceded in death by his Grandma Dean, Grandpa Jim, Uncles Rick and Craig, and his brother Jeffrey Dean. He will be unbelievably missed by all, but is now at peace in the Lord's Arms. A memorial service will be held in James' honor Monday at 10 am April 30, 2018 at Saint Luke's Episcopal church 270 Placer Avenue, Idaho Falls ID, The Reverend Susan Speir presiding. Arrangements made under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home in Idaho Falls.


  • Memorial Service Monday, April 30, 2018

James Richard McDaniel

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Douglas Cathey

August 3, 2018

I always hope you had a wonderful life. I’m sorry I never came back to say hi to you. I only wish I did sooner, now I can’t. Sorry I gave you such a hard time when you where growing up. I only wish your kids grow up with the love of life like you did when you where 15 or 16 years old. I wish your family the best and send a pray out to them.

V. Thompson

April 30, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family of James McDaniel. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in God's promise to soon "swallow up death forever" and "wipe away the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25;8) With deepest sympathy,

Rod Teresa Moore

April 29, 2018

I watched James grow up working with his mother. I always knew he loved his mother. He was s great son and I saw how much he loved his boys. James loved with his whole heart and I couldn't help but love him for it.

Renee Heller

April 26, 2018

I am so sorry for your families sorrow. My prayers and heartfelt sympathy go out to all of you. I know God's love, grace and mercy will help comfort and heal your pain. He has promised us a second life full of wonderful blessings and everything good for all who believe.

Beth Duenes

April 24, 2018

I am at a loss for words here. I'm so sorry for your loss! I went to school with James and always remember a smile on his face! It was contagious! I will pray for your family in this time of need! Bless u all and remember he's always with u. Mat not b in person but always in spirit!

Bonnie Marshall

April 20, 2018

Your father's memory of his loss may bring tears in your eyes today;
I hope you'll honor the wonderful memories with a smile someday.
Bonnie Marshall

Bobbi McDaniel

April 20, 2018

James had a smile that everyone was blessed to see, a sense of humor that could drive you up a wall, and was the most loving caring son and father! We will miss him every moment of every day and we appreciate all the love and support we have received these past days! Thank you for all of your prayers!!!

Rick Trulson

April 18, 2018

Sorry for your loss