Theodore Daniels, son of the late Annie Bell Peterson and the late Adam Daniels, was born August 11, 1921 in Vernon, FL. He was educated through the Washington County School System.
He was joined in holy matrimony to the late Hazel White, of Bonifay, FL, from 1940-1965. Nine children were born to this union: Theodore Jr. (Ann, deceased) of St. Petersburg, FL., Mary Helen Blanford (Raymond) of Elizabeth, CO.; William Hard of St. Petersburg; the late Richard Ervin (Barbara) of St. Petersburg; Reverend Linda Kilpatrick (Pat, deceased) of Kent, WA.; Brenda Givens (Charles) of Port St. Joe; Velma Smith (Charles) of Orange City; Cary (Rosalyn) of St. Petersburg, and Ronald (Valerie) of Hinesville, GA.
Theodore was married to the former Olivia Seabrooks of Apalachicola from 1971 until his demise. He and Olivia have one son, Walter (Charlotte) of Port St. Joe and one daughter, Yolanda, of Pensacola. He also had a love for his special dog, Peppa.
Beings the oldest of 15 children, he was preceded in death by nine of his siblings. He leaves behind two brothers and three sisters to cherish his memory: James Peterson of Green Cove Springs; Robert Peterson, Mae Bell (David) Vann, Annie K. Davis, and Reverend Savannah Frederick, all of Vernon. He also leaves to cherish two sister-in-laws; Rosa Lee Peterson of Vernon and Cheryl Peterson of Caryville, FL.
He will be greatly missed by his numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Theodore was a Steward at New Bethel A.M.E. Church since the late 1960s. He was gainfully employed at the St. Joe Paper Company for over 30 years. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. He loved nature and the outdoors.
Funeral services for Theodore were held on Saturday, Sept. 28 at New Bethel A.M.E. Church in Port St. Joe. He is interred at Forest Hill Cemetery.
The Daniels family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to friends and neighbors for the many kind and lovely expressions of sympathy. You were, and continue to be, a comfort in a time of need. May God forever bless you and keep you.