James Charles Daniel, of Roswell, NM passed away unexpectedly on Sunday June 2, 2019. Charlie was born August 22, 1952 in Roswell, NM to Roscoe & Flora Daniel.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 45 years Nellie Daniel. He is also survived by his daughters Charlene Shaffer of Waianae, HI, Kristin Brown and her children Madison and Mason Brown all of Roswell, NM; sister Alice Jane Lockaby and husband Fred of Clyde, TX and brother Rodger Daniel of Roswell, NM.
Charlie is preceded in death by his father Roscoe Daniel and mother Flora Hubbard Daniel; sister Delorace "Tudy" Barnett and brother Bill Daniel.
Charlie worked in construction over 20 years. Afterwards he went to work for the Chaves County Road Department where he retired after 23 years.
Charlie's hobbies included hunting and fishing. He also loved going to family reunions. His grandchildren were his pride and joy, he always attended all their sporting events. The one thing he loved was being able to hunt and teach his grandkids the safety of hunting.
Anybody who knew Charlie knew how great of a man he was. He always had a smile on his face, loved to joke around and give people a hard time. He had the biggest heart and loved his family dearly. He was our gentle giant, our teddy bear who would never hurt a fly.
Viewings for Charlie will be held from 12 pm to 5 pm, Thursday June 6, 2019 at Ballard Funeral Home. A funeral service will also be held at 10 am, Friday June 7, 2019 at Ballard Funeral Home. Interment will follow immediately after to South Park Cemetery with Forest Metcalf officiating. A celebration of life will be held at Trinity House of Praise at 12 pm, please bring a dish and help us celebrate Charlie's life.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Rodger Daniel, Bubba Daniel, John Brown, Ed Pharis, and Gene Hubbard and honorary pallbearers are Don Tyler, Madison Brown, Mason Brown, and Jody Peralta.
I known this man who is dear to my heart
Suddenly one day it was torn all apart
This man taught me everything that I needed to know
But I never really listened until he had to go
He gave me love and touched my life
It’s all over now he no longer has to fight
He tried to teach me right from wrong
The day he left I wasn’t that strong
He is gone now, it is hard to believe
This man is my dad who I will never see
But I will see him again this I know
The day will come when it’s time for me to go
So, I’ll hold him dear and close to my heart
Cause the day we meet I know we’ll never be torn apart.
Poem written by daughter: Kristin Brown
Grew up with Charlie and Bill when we lived out West of town. I enjoyed hunting rabbits and Quail in what we called Scotty's field. We made a go-cart out of wood scraps and small tires off some poor soul's tricycle. I have wonderful childhood memories with them and Stanley Cunningham. I thought of them throughout the years and prayed the Lord was watching over them. They are dearly missed. RIP
Ben SanchezRoswell, NM
Charlie was always kind and jovial at our Christmas dinners. I know how much he loved his grandkids. A bright light that will be missed. Sincere condolences.
Pamela NordstromCarlsbad, NM
I was sadden to hear about Charlie's passing. I enjoyed working with him at the county. Prayer's for the family.
Jimmy and Susan HickmanRoswell, NM
My deepest sympathy, Nellie. May God's love be of comfort to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Liz NovakRoswell, NM
I cannot explain the pain that I am going through. I feel this is a nightmare I'm trying to wake up from. My life has forever changed. We have been through a lot and I tired being there for you all the time, especially these last couple of years. You are the thoughest man I had ever known, my hero! It is hard to accept the fact that you are no longer here and I will no longer get your hugs, or see that smile. You have made me the person I am today, I feel so lost without you now. I will always be daddy's little girl!!! I love you so much dad!! Until we meet again, keep catching those fish for me.
Dear Nellie and Family. Charlie was a jokester. He was always smiling and made everyone feel at home, needed and cherished as a friend. Our hearts ache for you. Shirley and Alta
Shirley and Alta DeverSnellville, GA
I am so sorry. Charlie was a great guy with a beautiful spirit. My husband Kee enjoyed Charlie as a coworker and friend. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God give you the peace and understanding you need today and in the days to come. With Sincere Sympathy
Marsha KirkhamRoswell NM, NM
My sincerest sympathy going out to Nellie and the rest of the family on the unbelievable loss. I just found out and am still in shock. May all the good memories give you peace during this time. So very sorry. There are just no words.
Anna WillbanksRoswell, NM
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Do not hesitate to let me know if you need anything at all. Hugs my dear friend.
Cecelia LeatonRoswell, NM
My condolences to the Daniel family. When loosing a loved one it can be unbearable. That is why God has provided scriptures in the Bible to help ones cope with the loss. In the Bible book of Isaiah 25:8 Jehovah God promises soon to "swallow up death forever." He also promises to bring back those who have fallen asleep in death (Acts 24:15). In a little while longer this kind of pain will be a thing of the past (Revelations 21:4). May these scriptures bring you comfort in this difficult time (jw.org)
Nellie, Char and Kristen you all are in our prayers for comfort and peace in this time. Charlie is part of some of my favorite childhood memories. He introduced me to the amazing flavors of elk, deer and antelope. He was a big man with a great gentle kindness. Thank you so much for being a great part of my life.
Kenitra Heath GrantDexter, NM
Dad, I’m speechless, I love you so much and always will. I love you Dad