Avery Vernon McDaniel, 73, of Crossville, passed away June 19, 2011. Funeral services were June 21 at 11 a.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Interment was held in Crossville City Cemetery. Veteran Joe White presented the MIlitary Flag to Ruby Nelson following the service.

Mr. McDaniel was born Jan. 12, 1938, in Crab Orchard, the son of Walter and Lora Welch McDaniel.

He was employed with the Sate Department of Tennessee Department of Forestry for many years and served in the United Sates Navy. He enjoyed traveling and swimming.

Survivors include his sister, Ruby Nealon of Fairfield Glade; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, marjorie Elmore McDaniel; brothers, Fred McDaniel and Bill McDaniel; and sister, Lois McNeal.

Pallbearers were Roger Holloway, Gabriel Nealon, Wendell Nealon, Paul Nelon, Joe McClaran and John Hamby.

On behalf of the family, sincere thoughts and gratitude are extended to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of Wyndridge Health & Rehab Center of Crossville, Tn who gave such loving care to him.

Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.