William Bill Francis Daniel

April 6, 1928December 10, 2013

William F. Daniel, ”Bill”, was born to Erle and Ruby Grace Wells Daniel on April 6th, 1928 in Chipley, Florida. He was welcomed into eternity on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013.

Bill was an Eagle Scout who received his Bachelor's, Master's and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Florida where he served as President of the Florida Blue Key. During the Korean War, Bill served as a research psychologist.

Bill practiced law in Tallahassee for 38 years, including terms as a small claims judge and as a federal magistrate. He loved people and viewed his work as a practical way to show the love of Jesus to others. His passion was for serving God and he did so as a Gideon for over 40 years, a lay preacher, and following retirement, as an ordained evangelist. Bill loved people, delivering Bibles, and preaching in many foreign countries.

He is survived by his beloved Karen, her daughter Michele, his grandchildren Ashley and her husband Stephen, and Brittney, and great grandchildren, Tyler and Andrew; Bill's son Bryan and his wife Gisela, his grandchildren Christian, Benjamin, Sammy and Camberley; and his sons Beaty, Blake and Brent.

A service celebrating his life will be held at First Baptist Church, Tallahassee, on Tuesday, December 17th at 2p.m.

Bill's earthly body was laid to rest in MeadowWood Memorial Park, Tallahassee, FL.


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Gisela Daniel

January 2, 2014

"Hello my beautiful big-brown-eyed daughter!" Little did I know that early Dec. 2013 would be the last time I would hear that familiar greeting from my father-in-love. For over 15 years now, that is how he started every conversation with me. Bill Daniel went to sleep in his chair and woke up in heaven at the throne of the Savior he loved so dearly. He served his God with heart, soul, mind and strength. He loved me well. I will miss him and ever be thankful for his place in my life.

Bert McIntosh

December 22, 2013

Sorry that I will miss Bill. Had know him for many years sitting across from him when we have breakfast at Village Inn.

Bea & Chuck Kenyon

December 18, 2013

Brother Bill Daniel was loved by so many. His ministry to those who do not know Jesus was so powerful and full of the Grace of God. He will truly be missed.

lee Pierce

December 18, 2013

Bro Bill gave wonderful sermons at Grace Baptist Church, and we will miss him and his dedication to serving the Lord.

Richard Duley

December 17, 2013

Thank you for your work for the Lord delivering so many bibles to the unchurched. I will always remember the joke you told me on Sunday morning. I am so glad I got to know you.

December 16, 2013

I always appreciated Mr Bills unashamed fevor for the Word of God...A man who really loved to share it.


Christina Wallace

December 16, 2013

Brother bill I will never forget you and your love for God, I will surely miss coffee each dat at Village Inn and your morning words of encouragement and gentle check kisses that you give all of us you loved. Brother Bill rest in the arms of Jesus. Love you.

December 16, 2013

Brother Bill was a blessing to me. May God bless his family. There will never be amother like him. Janice Mock

Jan McCall

December 15, 2013

I am so incredibly blessed for knowing Brother Bill and hearing the word of God from this very special man. He touched my life in many, many ways. The world as we know it is missing a beautiful soul, however Brother Bill is with our Savior.

We pray that in this time of loss,
You'll feel God's love much more
And that you'll find your comfort
In the presence of the Lord
We pray God pours upon you,
His sweet amazing grace
And overflow your heart with peace
As you live in His embrace.

Jimmie Duncan

December 15, 2013

Bill was a great neighbor and I enjoyed talking with him when he was outside working in his yard as I walked in our neighborhood.