Henry Lee Daniel Jr.

Was born September 19, 1934, in Alexandria, Louisiana. On March 4, 2020 in Georgetown, Texas, he passed peacefully into the presence of all life, light, joy, love and peace. He was the oldest of three children born to Henry and Bessie Daniel, living in Cajun Country through college at Southwestern Louisiana Institute where he met his wife, Bethel Lowe Daniel, of sixty-four years. Together, they set out on their life adventure in the Air Force, serving the Country and raising a family. The Air Force took him around the world, including a combat tour where he was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy, and an executive tour at the Pentagon with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He retired in San Antonio, Texas as a full bird Colonel, and went on to further work in service. He liked ‘seeing the world’; early in his career he brought his family to Germany; later served in southeast Asia; and later still served in Korea as the J1. He also served in various exotic locations in the Republic of Texas, one of his adopted home states along with New Mexico. He and Bethel spent many years enjoying life in the art community of Taos, New Mexico, while travelling to Hawaii, China, and Norway. Along his journey, he reflected an innate sense of service, leadership, and appreciation of beauty. He loved the Lord, Bethel, his family, and art, including appreciating and creating, especially music and sculpture.Henry is survived by his wife Bethel, his children Dennis (Leslie), Adriane (Mark Fagan), and Benton (Helen), seven grandchildren, Elizabeth, Bradford, Michael, Katherine, Bonnie, Aubree, and Caylee and three great grandchildren, Amelia,  Zoey, and Jasper.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Food Pantry at Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown, Texas.

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