Thomas “Tommy” Eugene McDaniel, of Crystal Springs, passed away July 16, 2022, at his home. He was 60 years old. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, July 21st from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and again Friday, July 22nd from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service all at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence. He will be laid to rest at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, MS.
Tommy was born November 2, 1961, in Jackson, MS to G.R. and Faye McDaniel. He was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church. Tommy enjoyed fishing, Harley Davidsons, NASCAR, hunting, anything Alaska, and wrestling, especially Rick Flair. Woo! He was a true jokester, always making people laugh. He donned himself the “Master of the Universe”. He was a super talented man when it came to computers, but he excelled at sign making. He was a master sign maker and engraver with McMillan Stamp and Sign Co. for over 40 years where he was known for his superior sign making ability. He designed and made all the Braille for the MS School of the Deaf and Blind, as well as the signs for JSU, the Civil Rights Museum, Blair E. Batson, and the Amtrak Station. His legacy that he is leaving cannot be matched.
Tommy is preceded in death by his father, G.R. McDaniel; son, TJ McDaniel; and brother, Gary McDaniel. He is survived by his mother, Faye McDaniel Duncan (Freddie) of Richland, MS; fiancé, Maria Clark of Newton, MS; daughters, Stephanie Cooper (Joshua) of Crystal Springs, MS and Jessica McDaniel of Carthage, MS; son, Troy McDaniel (Carrie Hall); brother, Ray McDaniel of Richland; grandkids, Ethan, Liam, Tay, Timmy, Addison, Kayti, Elijah, and Parker; niece, Denise Davis (Josh) of Richland, MS; nephews, Garret McDaniel (Krystal) of Richland, MS, Dillon McDaniel of Mize, MS and Noah McDaniel of Richland, MS; great nieces and great nephews, , Miranda, Lexi, Jade, Clyde, Kael, Cloe, Christina, Brooklyn, Ava, Brayden, and Noel.