Howard McKinnon Daniels, Jr., age 86, of Long Beach, MS passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022 in Gulfport.
He was born on July 28, 1935 in Big Springs, TX to Howard McKinnon Daniels, Sr. and Ester Daniels. Howard attended Southern Adventist University and served in the US Army. He received the Paul Harris Award for Rotary International and was a well-known car salesman for family-owned Daniel’s Used Cars in Long Beach, MS for over 30 years. Howard was a Religious Liberty Leader for the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and a devout Christian.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents; a step-son Michael Johnson; his brother Ronald Daniels and sister-in-law Pat Daniels.
He is survived by his spouse of 37 years, Joyce Daniels; children Marylynn Wesson (Gary), Susan Daniels-Grishman (Tony), Danielle Opitz (Dustin), Tamara Hoehn, Howard Daniels, III, stepson Gary Johnson and siblings Jerry Daniels (Lynette) and Barbara Jean Holland; 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the Biloxi VA Medical Center, Enhabit Home Health and Hospice, Home Instead and the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Biloxi, MS.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Biloxi.
Visitation will be on Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. followed by a service at 2:00 p.m. at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 13301 Shriners Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39532.
Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home, O’Neal Road, Gulfport, MS is honored to serve the Daniels family.