Reverend Jack McDaniel, of Waxahachie, passed away in Buffalo Creek Assisted Living on October 3, 2019, at the age of 94. He will be greatly missed for his life-long devotion to our Lord and immense care for others.
Born on December 20, 1924 to Scott and Mary McDaniel, Jack lived a fulfilling life as a wonderful husband, loving father to two children and devout Christian.
Rev. McDaniel graduated from Ferris High School in 1942. He went on to receive his Associate of Arts degree from Jacksonville Baptist College, as well as his Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University. Jack attended Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth and was licensed to the ministry at the Ferris Baptist Church on February 13, 1955. Prior to entering the ministry, Rev. McDaniel was engaged in a 1500 acre farm partnership operation with his late father-in-law, George Willis.
The highlight of his ministry was to lead Farley Street, Waxahachie, in starting a mission in 1986 north of Waxahachie. About 80 members of Farley Street were sent to organize what has become a leading church in the BMA of Texas, Heritage, Waxahachie.
Jack is survived by the loving community of Waxahachie, his wife, Ann, of 27 years; daughter, Jan Ward and her husband David; son, Kenneth McDaniel and his wife Juliet; Grandchildren Kate Ward.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott B. McDaniel, Sr.; late wife Peggy Willis to whom he was married for 44 years.
Jack’s legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone he interacted with, as well as those he has touched but never met. Share your stories of remembrance on Monday, October 7, 2019, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home from 6 – 8 p.m. The celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Farley Street Baptist Church at 2 p.m. and laid to rest at Hillcrest Burial Park following the service.
In lieu of flowers, you can help continue his kindness, loyalty and compassion by making a donation to Farley Street Church.