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Albert Preston “Peck” Daniel Sr.

Date of Death – April 30, 2014

Peck Daniel, 92, a hero, has passed, not because he fought on two continents in World War II, but because of the way he lived life.  

Albert Preston Daniel Sr. (Peck) passed away on April 30, 2014.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Gracie Lee Daniel, in March 2014.  

Every day he got up and loved his wife and family, went to work, and took care of his family and business. Peck started numerous businesses, mostly related to the automobile industry, one of which bears his name at 2600 Mount Moriah.

Peck loved grandkids, flying, pheasant hunting, the Shrine circus and Shrine events, traveling, BBQ for his birthday, ice cream and, most of all, people.  He was always the consummate PR man wherever he was because he loved people and being where folks were.  

He was a member of the greatest generation, giving his service for our freedoms.  He visited Italy when he turned 80 with his son as he always wanted to go back when “they weren’t shooting at you.”

He was a remarkable example of positive attitude and loving devotion. His family is proud of his legacy.  

He is survived by his sons:  Albert Preston Daniel Jr. (Carol Phelps), Kenneth Lee Daniel (Lisa), and his daughter Nina Furlotte.  He was a treasured Pappa to:  Nic Furlotte, Amanda Daniel, Wade Daniel, Emily Daniel, Hunter Daniel and Austin Furlotte. He was great-grandfather to Hallie Kate Daniel. He is survived by his stepsisters,  Amye Anderson of Memphis and Mary Etta Hallewelle of Rossville, and stepbrothers, Morris Daniel of Decatur, Ala., Richard Daniel of Dothan, Ala., and Lewis Daniel of Covington.  

Visitation was held Sunday, May 4 from noon to 2 followed by service at High Point Funeral Home & Crematorium, 3788 Summer Avenue, Memphis.   The family requests that memorials be made to St. Stephens Methodist Church at 3891 Macon, 38122 or to the Church Health Center.

As we remember Peck, know The Lord greeted him by saying, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”  

Arrangements were entrusted to High Point Funeral Home & Crematorium.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) ▪ Thursday, May 8, 2014

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