In Memory

Roger Daniels

Roger Daniels

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06/24/13 12:20 PM #1    

David Samson

Roger Lee Daniels, 54 of Tallahassee passed away Sunday, October 18, 2009.

He is survived by his dear and loving wife, Janet. Roger is also survived by his son Wesley Harding Daniels and daughter Shannon Leigh Daniels of Tallahassee, Florida; a step-daughter, Natalie Janet Zinck of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada and a step-son Murray Fred George Zinck of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada. Roger was blessed with a granddaughter, Summer. Roger is also survived by two sisters Melissa Daniels Dye (Brad) of Fayetteville, Georgia and Pamela Jean Daniels of Howard's Creek, Florida; his aunt Mary Ellen Roberts of Erie, Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Harding Daniels and mother Phyllis Roberts Daniels Pellegrino both of Panama City, Florida.

Roger was born October 28, 1955 and raised in Panama City but called Tallahassee home since 1985. He was presently working at T.P.H., The Parts House in Tallahassee. Roger's favorite memories early in life were in the Cove of Panama City, boating around St Andrew's Bay, swimming in the Yacht Club pool, playing Little League ball for 4 Winds and getting' his church clothes dirty outside the Cove Hotel on Sundays.

Tallahassee was also dear to his heart; Canopy Roads, Diversity of Music and Florida State Univer-sity Football and Baseball. The Daniels' were both FSU baseball season ticket holders. Roger was known to "Section B" as "The Cheap Seats Canadian Flag Guy."

Roger enjoyed family camping and fishing the flats and especially around St. Mark's Lighthouse. Other interests Roger had were reading several newspapers a day and reading novels. One thing that made Roger stand out from the crowd was that he loved a healthy debate, standing up for the under dog or less privileged. He was known to give the shirt off his back.

He adopted five pets; two cats Delmar and Pete; two parakeets Tweetie and Kiki and a 13 year old dog, Mozart who nobody wanted and that was what made Roger shine.

Roger was a student at Bay High where he played sax in the Million Dollar Band, directed by Ron Hardy. He graduated in 1973. In 1975 he became a member of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. He left the Army in 1979 as a jumpmaster and a platoon sergeant. He graduated from George C. Wallace Community College in Dothan, Alabama with an Associate Degree in Electronic Technology.


06/24/13 12:24 PM #2    

David Samson

Right after graduation from Bay, Roger and I thought the best thing we could do with the tuition our parents are entrusted us with was to use it instead to rent a run-down apartment in St. Andrews.  Thus began a 12-month experiment in everything the 1970s could offer.  We were right...the education and friendship we uncovered was priceless and I think of him constantly as a brother.


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