We have often joked that I was like Dharma and Dan was like Greg. The clip above explains why. In the beginning I noticed that Daniels were a little different than Cochrans. I guess that is why opposites attract. Tee hee hee!
HIAWASSEE, GA- Tommy William "Tom" Daniel, 78, formerly of Perry, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017, following an extended illness. The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Perry United Methodist Church with graveside immediately following at Perry Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall beginning at 10:00 a.m., also on Friday morning. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions be made in Tom's memory to the charity of the donor's choosing.
Born in Athens, Tom graduated from Athens High School in 1957. He received a B.S. degree in Physics from The University of Georgia and went on to graduate with a Juris Doctorate degree from The University of Georgia Law School. After law school, Tom was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army and was stationed for 3 years at Fort Knox where he served in the JAG Corps as well as training infantry personnel in tank combat.
He moved to Perry and began practicing law with Mr. Sam Nunn, Sr., Mr. Hubert Aultman, and Mr. David Hulbert. Tom was a member of the Georgia Bar for 50 years with his practice specializing in corporate, education, and rural electric cooperative law.
Tom was a member of the Gridiron Society and served as President of the Perry Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the original Board of Trustees of The Westfield School and later served as Chairman. Tom was a member of Kiwanis, where he served as President and was instrumental in starting the Kiwanis Scholarship Program. He was also honored with the Kiwanian of the Year Award for his dedicated service to the organization. Tom was an active member of Perry United Methodist Church, where he worked on various committees, served as Chair of the Administrative Board, and was a long-time teacher for the Christadelphian Sunday School Class.
An avid outdoorsman, Tom traveled to the western US and British Columbia many times to fish and hunt elk. He particularly loved to sail and spent as much time as possible off the coast of Georgia on his sailboat. He cherished the time he was able to spend with his family pursuing all of his favorite activities.
Tom was preceded in death by his father and mother, Tom and Agnes Daniel.
Left to cherish the memories of Tom are his wife, Patsy; son, Dan Daniel (Kim); daughter, Dawn Jerles (Billy); and his grandchildren who lovingly referred to him as "Papa", Row Jerles, Hudson Jerles, and Mary Frances Daniel.
Condolences for the family may be left in the online guestbook at www.watsonhunt.com. Watson-Hunt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.