Paul Russell McDaniels, 76 of Staunton, formerly of Gillespie, died at his residence in Staunton on Friday, July 10, 2020, at 12:00 noon. He was born on September 10, 1943, in Carlinville to Oliver McDaniels and Sadie (Dickerman) McDaniels.
He married Joella L. Bangert on September 9, 1978. He was a truck driver for Cisco Steel in Carlinville and Dayton Freight. Paul was a former member of the Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star and a member of Teamsters Local 600.
He is survived by his spouse, Joella L. McDaniels of Staunton; four children, Paula (companion, Tim) Boucher of Clinton, IA, Allison (Kent) Hendricks of Gillespie, Matthew (Amber) McDaniels of Gillespie, and Patrick McDaniels of Staunton; six grandchildren, Will (Cassie) Boucher of Linn City, IL, Mary Elizabeth (fiancee: Jeff Quick) Boucher of Glassford, IL, Zachary (Diane) Boucher of Port Byron, IL, Bailey Hendricks of Gillespie, Lakota McDaniels of Gillespie, and Liam McDaniels of Gillespie; and great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Zeno, Memphis, Gideon.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Berniece Kallal, Donna Booth and Roberta “Kay” Booth.
Friends may call on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service. Funeral services are Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Brewer officiating. Cremation will take place following the services and inurnment at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Mt. Olive will be at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the family. Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld is in charge of the arrangements.