Frederick W. “Fred” McDaniel of Spotsylvania, Va., (formerly of Seaford) died peacefully at his home on Monday, Sept. 13. He had been ill for quite a while and was tired of the fighting and suffering. God said, “I am the light of the World, whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” He was born Oct. 11, 1932 in Bear Grass, North Carolina to the late Fred and Beulah McDaniel.

Fred is survived by his daughter, Sarah Bell and her husband Wayne. He was the proud grandfather to Christopher Bell and his wife Violet, Jennifer Bell, and Rebecca Bell. He also has two great-grandchildren, Scarlett and Christopher, who he adored. Fred is also survived by his sister Linda Gail Price and her husband, Ira; as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He also leaves behind his pride and joy, Mandy, his miniature schnauzer who he affectionately called his baby. He is also survived by many “adopted” family members, friends, and his church family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Erne’ Greta McDaniel; son, Erick McDaniel and sister, Doris Bullock.

Fred’s friendliness, kindness, and devotion to family and friends is a tribute to this sweet man.  As well as his extremely strong Faith in God.

A Celebration of his Life will be held on Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at Found & Sons Funeral Chapel in Spotsylvania, Va.

An online guestbook and tribute wall are available at

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Fred’s honor to the St. Jude’s Hospital.