Frank McDaniel III 10/16/1950 – 03/06/2024

Frank McDaniel III

In loving memory of Frank McDaniel III, a cherished soul whose spirit of generosity, kindness, and love enriched the lives of countless individuals, he passed away on March 6, 2024, at the age of 73. Frank was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on October 16, 1950, to the late Frank McDaniel Jr. and Laura Mae McDaniel. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia, his beloved daughter, Akia Uwanda McDaniel, his adored grandchildren, Akai Marje McDaniel and Akhil Jai Davis, and his siblings: Renetta Ford, Maurice McDaniel, Keith McDaniel, Lori Wells, and Hattie Jean Taylor, along with numerous cousins and dear friends. He was affectionately known as “Buster” or “McNasty”.

Frank proudly served his country as a Veteran of the United States Military and received an Honorable Discharge from the US Air Force. He pursued his academic endeavors at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, where he earned an AA Degree in Physiology. Following his military service, Frank dedicated 35 years of his life to the US Postal Services before retiring.

Frank had a zest for life and found joy in many pursuits, including playing tennis, basketball and chess, enjoying great music, cooking delicious meals, watching old films, thrillers, and comedies, and relishing in the company of loved ones at lively gatherings. He possessed a keen intellect and a love for engaging in theological and philosophical discussions, often delighting in a spirited debate. Frank held a deep appreciation for African culture, the African and Black Diaspora, activism, and delving into historical contexts.

Above all, Frank’s compassionate heart knew no bounds, and he tirelessly extended his support to those in need. Whether aiding in trade school certifications, securing business licenses, providing living expenses, covering college tuitions, or offering guidance on business endeavors, Frank’s genuine generosity touched the lives of many and left an indelible mark on the world and those who knew him.

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