Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
May 12, 1955

William Edward McDaniel

W. E. Coffman, Sinton, Texas

William Edward McDaniel was born October 21, 1923 at Odem, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. W. C. McDaniel. He was married to Betty Jo Yancey November 6, 1950 and to this union were born two children, James William, age 2, and Jolinda Beth, 3 months. He departed this life after a heart-attack April 3, 1955 at Houston, Texas where he preached for the Aldine church. Many hearts were made to sorrow at the sudden passing of Brother McDaniel. Having been taught God's Word from early childhood William Edward "remembered his Creator in the days of his youth." He preached his first gospel sermon at the age of 14 years at Sinton, Texas. He graduated from Sinton High School in 1940 and from Abilene Christian College in 1944. He then located at Huntsville, Texas where he preached for the church three years. He also worked with the churches at Clute, West Columbia, and at Houston; and he preached in meetings in many states. He loved the church and was deeply devoted to the cause of Christ. He loved the Truth and was zealous in defending it. Although his life on this earth was short — only 31 years--many lives were made richer by having known him, and his good influence will continue to live on. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."

There was a funeral service at the Aldine church April 4 with B. C. McCarley of Galena Park and M. Roy Stevens of Orange, Texas officiating. Then another service at Sinton Tuesday afternoon where W. E. Coffman officiated assisted by R. J. Stevens and Roy Cogdill. He was laid to rest at Taft, Texas. He is survived by his wife and two children, and by his father and mother.