Elbert Henry "Red" Daniel, Jr., of Edmond, Okla., passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at his home. A private family celebration of life was held on Sunday, July 10.
Red was born January 25, 1931 to Elbert Henry Daniel Sr. and Ruby Barker Daniel in Borger, Texas. He graduated from Phillips High School in Phillips, Texas and attended The University of Texas. On October 31, 1953 he married the love of his life Alice "Earlee" Sullenger in Borger, Texas. Together they moved to San Francisco where Red served in the army at Fort Ord.
Red worked in the oilfield for many years; as a salesman for Producers' Chemical, Cardinal Chemical, the Western Company of North America and finally, BJ Hughes, where he retired in 1997.
As a grand seeker of adventure, he enjoyed golf, flying and his greatest passion, riding his Harley-Davidson. An avid golfer who shared his hobby with his wife and sons, he was a longtime member of Twin Hills Golf and Country Club. Red received his pilot's license followed by instrument, multi-engine and commercial ratings. He served as a corporate pilot for Cardinal Chemical Company, logging over 10,000 hours during his lifetime. Red and Earlee had many exciting adventures in their Bonanza. He was especially passionate about his Harley Davidson Ultra, taking numerous motorcycle trips with his two sons, Terry and Kenny. His more memorable rides included multiple trips to Sturgis, as well as rides through the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Tail of the Dragon. He also enjoyed reading and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a man who lived large, and loved his family immensely. We will miss his sweet smile and the "salty" sense of humor we grew to love so much.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Earlee; his two sons and their wives, Terry and Jani Daniel of Edmond, Okla., Kenny and Becky Daniel of Dallas, Texas, and three grandchildren, Abby, Cole and Riley.
Published on July 11, 2016