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Willard Lee McDaniel was born in El Paso, Texas on April 24, 1938, and he passed away in El Paso on July 23, 2011. 

Willard graduated from Austin High School and Texas Western College, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.  He taught at Bel Air High School and worked for Farmers Insurance Agency prior to opening his own insurance adjusting agency. 

He was an avid member of the Horizon City Flying Club. He was preceded in death by his son, James.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jean; his son Tom; a sister, Eleanor Ponsford; a cousin, Charlie Glock; a grandson, Mitchell, and several nieces and nephews.  Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Heart for the World Ministries, 2118 Grant Avenue, El Paso, Texas 79930, or to a favorite charity. 

A memorial service was held on July 28, 2011 at Hillcrest Funeral Home, 1060 N. Carolina Drive.  Services under the direction of Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina. 598-3332.


Published in El Paso Times from July 26 to August 2, 2011

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