Robert Eugene Daniels, 78, of Greenwood, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. He was born on August 16, 1941 in Indianapolis to the late Raymond and Olga (Kuntz) Daniels.
Robert served honorably in the United States Army from 1959 to 1962 after graduating from high school. He was an entrepreneur and had worked in the transportation department for the Star News for 40 plus years. Bob was a walking billboard for Jesus and was passionate about helping those less fortunate; he was always looking for ways to help others. He was heavily involved with Lowell Little League while his children were young and was the “corner stone” of the family according to many of his nieces and nephews. Bob was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church, formerly a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, where he served in facility maintenance, the food pantry, and Vacation Bible School just to name a few.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Sue Ann (Binninger) Daniels; his parents; siblings, William Daniels, Carolyn Zeagler and David Daniels; and son-in-law, Ricky Cartwright.
In 2017, he was blessed in marriage a second time to Bonnie Smith Daniels; she survives and Bob’s kids love their “bonus mom!” He is also survived by his devoted children, Carla Cartwright, Kirk Daniels (Michelle Petty), Carl Daniels (Crissy) and Carol Daniels; bonus sons, Ray Smith (Lisa) and Todd Smith (Kelly); grandchildren, Adam Willoughby, Casey Army, Austin Cartwright (Stephanie), Shane Griffin (Maggie), Zoe Daniels, Maddie Daniels, Matthew Daniels, Jacob Massey, Josh Massey, Jade Massey and Jordan Massey; and great-grandchildren, Caiden Cartwright, Rylin Boruff, Louis Cartwright and Maddox Griffin.
Friends and family will gather on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 12 to 3 p.m. in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services, 1458 S. Meridian St., where a service celebrating his life will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Ray Smith officiating.
Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Emmaus Food Pantry, 1224 Laurel St., Indianapolis, IN 46203.
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Emmaus Food Pantry
1224 Laurel Street, Indianapolis IN 46203