Farming Rural 12


June 16, 1945 ~ January 19, 2021 (age 75)


Robert Henry “MoHawk” Daniel passed away on January 19, 2021 at his home. He was born to the parents of the late John F. and Angie B. Daniel on June 16, 1945 in Tupelo, MS. Robert graduated from Belden High School in Belden, MS. He was a retired employee of Daybrite Lighting in Tupelo, MS, where he worked for 22 years without missing a day. Robert was very proficient in Mathematics.

Robert accepted Christ at an early age and was an active and faithful member of the Red Hill M.B. Church in Blue Springs, MS, where he was on the Deacon Board. Robert had a love for young people and assisted several in making sure they made it to church.

Robert “MoHawk” had a passion for farming, hunting, raising and riding horses. Robert also loved his tractors so much that you would find him riding them up and down the road. During the summer months he would spend most of the day in the fields plowing and tending to the gardens after he had worked all night. In the winter months, you could find him, his brothers,  and friends gathered around preparing pigs to be slaughtered.

Robert was preceded in death by both his parents John and Angie Daniel, brother Hugh Thomas Daniel, two sisters Elizabeth Daniel and Sheila Cobb.

He leaves to cherish the memories of his life, his daughters: Angela Daniel of Sandy Springs, GA and Doris Galloway of Monroe, GA; three grandchildren Brittni Young (Keith) of Okolona, MS, Me’Chellia and Ma’Chael (Twins) Daniel of Monroe, GA; five great grandchildren; four sisters Avern Fondren (Leon) of Racine, WI, Annie Dykes and Gloria Collins of Tupelo, MS and Cornell Gillespie of Federal Way, WA; two brothers James Daniel (Joyce) of Racine WI and Lennell Daniel of Milwaukee, WI; one aunt Annie C. Daniel of Blue Springs, MS; with a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. One nephew of whom he loved for helping him daily, Khary Dykes. Robert had a special love and relationship with JaMarcus Thomas whom he called his son, and Madison whom he called his granddaughter.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 28, 2021, from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Payton Mortuary. Face coverings are required. Service will be Friday, January 29, 2021, at 12:00 PM at Red Hill Church Cemetery in Blue Springs, MS.

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January 28, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Payton Mortuary
262 E Oxford Street / PO Box 692
Pontotoc, MS 38863

Graveside Service
January 29, 2021

12:00 PM
Red Hill Church Cemetery
County Road 194
Blue Springs, MS 38828

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