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Paul O. Daniels

March 17, 1960 — March 18, 2024

Paul Oliver Daniels, affectionately known as “Tommy”, was born on March 17, 1960, in Florence, South Carolina to the late Edward and Bessie Bradley Daniels. At age 64, he entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 18, 2024.

“Tommy” was educated in Florence County schools and graduated from South Florence High School in 1980. While in school, he enjoyed playing football, running track, and took pride playing baseball for the East Florence Trojans.

Paul married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Staten, on May 15, 1981.

Tommy began his career as a truck driver and drove for more than 15 years. Following his career as a truck driver, he changed career paths and began working in home improvement. He took pride in every home improvement project he completed. His handy work can be found all over the state of South Carolina.

In addition to his love for family, Tommy had many hobbies. One special hobby was fishing. He was an avid fisherman and you could often find him with a fishing pole somewhere nearby. In his down time, you could find him watching basketball, and his beloved football team, which he took pride in cheering for, which was the Washington Redskins now known as the
“Commanders”, and the occasional cartoon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two siblings, Billy and Georgia. 

Tommy leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife of 42 years, Carolyn Daniels of Columbia, SC; four children, Paul (Candice) Scott of Atlanta, GA, Taurean “Taniya” Daniels of Columbia, SC, Ketara Daniels of Orangeburg, SC and Ebony Daniels of Columbia, SC; one grandson, Da’mari “DJ” Wilson; ten brothers and sisters, Edward “PeeWee” (Carreather) Daniels, Polly Shepherd, Betty (James) McAllister, Yvonne “Peggy” Coker, Henry “Pepper” (Sophia) Daniels, Joan “Nonie” Myers, Frances (Thomas) Richardson, James “Dennis” (Toni) Daniels, Sandra “Necie” (Wesley) Pringle and Timothy “Tim” (Wanda) Daniels all of Florence, SC; three brothers-in-law, Calvin (Glenda) Staten and Henry Staten Jr. both of Columbia, SC, and James Staten of Johnsonville, SC; two sisters-in-law, Sherral (Lavern) Johnson of Florence, SC and Henrietta Rodgers of Columbia, SC; three uncles, James (Deloris) Bradley, Clarence (Christine) James and James (Pattie) Wilson all of Florence, SC; two aunts, Minister Sudie (Nelson) Moses and Annie Ruth Bradley both of Florence, SC; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Please keep the family of Paul Oliver Daniels in your thoughts and prayers.
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