Elbert Jesse Daniel

June 1, 1932June 19, 2019

Elbert Jesse Daniel, 87, of Jasper, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, from 10 until 11 a.m., at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home. Service will follow at 11 a.m., in the Kilgore-Green Chapel, Bro. Joel Daniel will officiate.

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Union Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome.

Elbert was a lifelong resident of Walker County where he owned and operated the Union Chapel Golf Course (now Valley Estates) for more than 30 years. He was a self-taught, self-made man. He graduated from Cordova High School in 1950 where he met his high school sweetheart, Willa Dean, who he married and remained devoted to for 68 years. His pleasure in life was providing for his wife and two sons, instilling in his sons a strong work ethic, a love of nature and just being outdoors. He was also an avid reader. His love of family carried over to his siblings, Garvie, Margaret, Julian and Francis. Talking with them and reminiscing about their earlier life together was a favorite pastime. Elbert was preceded in death by his son, Randy Wayne and wife, Paulette Hyche; parents, Jesse and Stella Schiele Daniel; brother, Garvie Daniel, and wife Mary Frances Evans; sister Margaret Weddle and husband Herschel "Huss"; and sister-in-law, Jeanette Alldredge. He is survived by his wife, Willa Dean Warhurst Daniel; son, Ronnie Keith Daniel (Ramona Clement); Elbert and Willa Dean have four grandchildren, Dr. Stanley Robert Daniel (Meagan) of Louisville, KY, Hayley Daniel of Jasper, AL, Jennifer Marksberry (Scott) of Bella Vista, AR, and Jared Daniel(Audrey) of Newburgh, IN; nine great grandchildren, Jase Barrentine, Brennen and John David Talley, Wyatt, Caleb and Emerie Marksberry, and Addison, Camden and William Daniel; brothers, Julian (Evelyn) of Ooltewah, TN and Francis (Zelda) of Chattanooga, TN, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He leaves to his family and especially his nine great grandchildren, a legacy of his character, reputation and work ethic.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Associates of Comfort Care Hospice.

Jr. Pallbearers will be Jase Barrentine, Brennen Talley, John David Talley, Wyatt Marksberry, Caleb Marksberry, and William Daniel.

Pallbearers will be nephews; Steve Weddle, Donald Ray Daniel, Danny Daniel, Gary Daniel, and Jeff Daniel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Carl Elliott Regional Library.



  • Visitation Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 29, 2019


  • Burial


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Jackie Warhurst

June 21, 2019

Elbert was a special man. He treated all of the Arkansas relatives with love and respect. We always loved seeing him come with the happy smile on his face.