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Edgar "Eddie" Lee McDaniel

May 23, 1945 ~ April 27, 2021 (age 75)

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Edgar Lee McDaniel, 75, Taneyville, MO

Edgar Lee McDaniel was born May 23, 1945 in Bradleyville, MO, the son of Ben and Ruby Combs McDaniel. Ed passed away April 27, 2021. He was preceded in death by his son Stephen, brother, parents, grandparents, and nephews. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; daughter; Pamela Purma and husband Jamie, grandchildren; Bailey Braden, Shayde Purma, Chase Braden and Madison, and great grandson Tucker Braden; brother; Howard and wife Sally McDaniel; Phyllis Lewis who was like a sister to Ed and husband Bob.

Ed joined the United States Marine Corps in 1965 where he served three years. He was stationed in Okinawa, North Carolina, and California. He was proud to serve his country. Ed married Marilyn Kay Henson July 16, 1966 in Ocie, MO. They moved from Nixa, MO to Taneyville, MO in 1980 where they still reside. Ed retired from Sweetheart Cup Company in 2010 after many years with the company. Ed served as Sunday School superintendent and teacher for over 30 years at the Bradleyville Church of the Nazarene.

Ed was a devoted husband. He took special care of his wife Marilyn aka “Murlo”. Murlo came first in his life. They were married for 55 years. There was never a day that went by that Ed didn’t hug her and tell her that he loved her. He was known for his “Ed Hugs”. If he missed hugging someone at church, be it the youngest child to the oldest person, they would say to him, “where is my hug”?

Eddie was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially with his best buddy Chase. He loved having garage sales with his brother Howard to sell their fishing tackle. Because of that, he became known as Ed’s Pro Shop. He loved giving kids fishing equipment and sharing fishing stories. Ed was Bailey’s biggest supporter who never missed a ballgame and shared his love of animals with Shayde.

Ed and Marilyn lost their son Stephen in 1978. Stephen was born on Ed‘s 25th birthday. Since that time Ed lovingly decorated Stephen’s grave and his desire is to be buried alongside his son.

He loved his family, friends, and community dearly. Everyone who knew Ed loved him and he will be missed by many.

Ed was always happy and whistling. We know he was whistling while entering heavens gates. He was an angel on earth and now he’s forever our guardian angel flying high.



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April 30, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Whelchel Grace Funeral Home
16560 US Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO 65653

Funeral Service
May 1, 2021

11:00 AM
New Vision General Baptist Church
179 Church Camp Road
Taneyville, MO 65759

Burial with Military Honors
May 1, 2021

Wolf CemetWolf Cemetery
Highway 125 North of Protem
Protem, MO 65733


Ella Cook C/O M. McDaniel
P. O. Box 24, Taneyville MO 65759

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