May 12, 1949 - May 3, 2020
Shawn Albert McDaniel, 70, of Sweet Home died at his home on the morning of May 3, 2020.
He was born May 12, 1949 in Altadena, Calif., to Darrell Douglas and Elynor Marie (Kaskavage) McDaniel.
Mr. McDaniel wanted to serve during the Vietnam War but was not medically eligible. He had broken his back.
During his life he lived in California, Missouri, Arizona and Oregon. His favorite place was the Oregon Coast.
He was raised Nazarene and was a Christian.
Mr. McDaniel was a fisherman and fish plant manager. He worked his way up from plant maintenance.
He was a photographer and a romantic soul. He was a devoted husband.
He enjoyed camping along the Verde River in Arizona and scrubbing pans clean with sand, family picnics, sliding down Slide Rock near Sedona, Ariz., and telling ghost stories around a bonfire on the Oregon Coast.
His family says Mr. McDaniel had the intelligence and chutzpah to walk into any business and shortly become their most knowledgeable and productive employee. He was a born salesman.
Mr. McDaniel is survived by his wife, Diane McDaniel; daughter Darnyl D. McDaniel; sons Brian D. McDaniel and Sean A. McDaniel; first wife Janell I. Probst McDaniel GoodeTiller; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother Doug.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.