A public viewing will be held Monday, January 25, 2021 from 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Private graveside services will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Andersonville National Cemetery, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
Gerald Lamont Daniels Sr. was born January 6, 1982 to Catherine Daniels (Alexander) and Otis Franklin (Gloria). He was educated in the public school system of Houston County and was a 2001 graduate of Warner Robins High School. His education continued at Central Georgia Technical College where he made the Dean’s List and received an Associate of Science Degree in Electronic Technology. He was a member of the Warner Hill Mission Church under the leadership of Pastor Alexander Williams.
Gerald served his country proudly in the United States Air Force for six years as a Military Policeman. He received numerous awards and medals including the Air Force Achievement Medal, early in his career, for quickly identifying & apprehending a cross country murderer at Luke AFB in Phoenix AZ, National Defense Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He served two tours in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom, in Jacobad, Pakistan, Shahbaz Air Force Base. He had 16 years as a civil service worker at Robins Air Force Base. He last job culminated with the Chief, Storage & Distribution Division Defense Logistics Agency at Robins AFB in Warner Robins, Georgia. Gerald was a Material Expediter in the Avionics Division and provided parts support and deliveries for the Manufacturing & Repair Lines.
Gerald will be remembered by family and friends for his golden heart. He was always willing to give and never worried about taking. He would say “I give because I know it’s coming back”. He loved restoring old cars and he was a big sports fan. Gerald was a true mentor to kids of all ages. Without hesitation he would go above and beyond to help anyone. He volunteered as a coach for the Warner Robins Recreation Department in football and track & field for six years leading his football teams to three championships. He even traveled to different cities and states including Tampa, Florida.
On January 18, 2021, Gerald’s golden heart stop beating and his hard working hands were put to rest. God loved him so much he only did what was best.
He leaves fond memories to his two sons Gerald Lamont Daniels Jr., Gerard Lamont Daniels both of Warner Robins, Georgia; fiancé Natalie Chandler, Warner Robins, Georgia; his parents First Lady Catherine Williams (Pastor Alexander) and Otis Franklin (Gloria); a grandmother Annie Maude Daniels, Warner Robins, Georgia; one sister Ret. SMSgt Cynthia Almond (Sgt Joseph) Warner Robins, GA, one step brother Jeffery Acres, Albany, Georgia; proceeded in death step sister Alexandria Acres Leesburg, Georgia, half sisters/brothers Linda Harvey (Joey), Albany, Georgia, Glenda Terry (Arthur), Ellaville, Georgia, Ret. 1SG E. Tyrone Davis (Yashica), Fayetteville, North Carolina, Christopher Laster, Sondra Franklin, Timothy Davis, all of Americus, Georgia, Walter Deriso (Tangela), Albany, Georgia, Stephanie Deriso, Desoto, Georgia, Teresa Lewis, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Felicia Robinson, Atlanta, Georgia; aunts and uncles Leroy Wilson, Shirley Sanford (Nathaniel Sr) Mary Wynn, All of Warner Robins, Georgia Ret. CSM Ray Daniels (Pam), Atlanta, Georgia, Andrew Daniels (Denise), Americus, Georgia, Patricia Sutton, Warner Robins, Georgia, Cynthia Sutton, Cordele, Georgia, Annie Blackshear, Leesburg, Georgia, Annie Burton, Americus, Georgia, Donna Lester, Warner Robins, Georgia, Lelia Mae Belmont, Barbara Walton, David Walton all of Chicago, Illinois, Coroner Clifford Walton (Helen), Americus, Georgia, Benjamin Walton (Frankie), Columbus, Georgia, Arthur Raines (Loretta), Desoto, Georgia, Alice Yearby(Pastor Nile), Pastor Hennie Coleman (Pastor Harry), All of Albany, Georgia; special God Mother Gussie Jackson (Andrew), Americus, Georgia, two devoted cousins whom were like siblings Nathaniel Sanford Jr. (Ashley), Warner Robins, Georgia, and Monica Jones Centerville, Georgia; and a host of special cousins, friends and coworkers.