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