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Keith Eric McDaniel
Keith Eric McDanielWinter ParkKeith Eric McDaniel, 62, died Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Arbors of Marietta. He was born July 25, 1958 in Marion.

He was a 1976 graduate of Guntersville High School in Alabama where he had been chosen to be Valedictorian. Keith was a standout athlete in high school sports, having been state tennis champion as well as excelling in football baseball, basketball, track and wrestling. He loved waterskiing. He had also been active in Boy Scouts of America. He loved animals.

He was a very bright student and had aspirations to become an engineer like his father, but a serious back injury while playing football his senior year changed his life forever. Following recovery from the injury, Keith suffered debilitating mental illness for the rest of his life. His illness inspired his little sister to study psychology in college and eventually become a doctor.

He is survived by his father, Don McDaniel, Tennessee; his mother, Rebecca (Morrison) Diedrich, Beckley, West Virginia; two brothers, Kent (Kay Ross) McDaniel, Rochester, Minnesota; Kyle (Wendy) McDaniel, Deltona, Florida; a sister, Kate (Kevin McLaughlin) McDaniel, Beckley, West Virginia; aunt, Molly Charles, aunt, Kay (Dan) Moore, uncle, John (Noel) Morrison, a stepsister, Cindy Hulette; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Claibourne Cemetery with Pastor Joseph Rhea officiating.

Memorial gifts may be made to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), PO Box 49104 Baltimore, MD 21297.

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No email Tue, Feb 13, 2024 at 11:18 AM

You can contact me at 256-558-7119 I would like to speak with a family member as I  had no idea of what had happened to me  my friend Keith and if there is anything I can do. GOD BLESS YOU ALL 🙏

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