Robert D. Daniels

February 02, 1952 - May 11, 2020
Robert D. Daniels

Robert D. Daniels, 68, of Parsons, passed away at 3:51 p.m., Monday May 11, 2020, at his home.

Robert Dale Daniels was born on February 2, 1952, to Ralph E. and Maxine W. (Jones) Daniels in Parsons. A lifelong Parsonian, Robert grew up and attended school in Parsons and graduated from Parsons High School.

He worked various places in Parsons and served in the Army Reserves for six years. In 2008, Robert retired from Grandview Products after working there for 15 years.

One of his greatest joys was spending time with his family. In earlier years, he enjoyed bowling. Other interests included demolition derbies, drag races and watching sports, especially, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Kansas City Royals and KU basketball.

On March 12, 1977, Robert and Dianna L. Franklin were married at the First Christian Church in Erie. She survives of the home.

Survivors include:

His wife – Dianna, of the home

Four sons – Robert C. Daniels of Killeen, Texas

Robbie Daniels of Hutchinson, Kansas

Dave Daniels and his wife, Brenda, of Galena, Kansas

Howard Daniels and his wife, Rachel, of Olathe, Kansas

One daughter – Crystal Finley of Parsons, Kansas

One step-daughter – Sherrie Britton of Parsons, Kansas

Fifteen grandchildren

Eight step-grandchildren

One sister – Shirley Chaney of Parsons, Kansas

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Cindy Daniels; his father, Ralph E. Daniels; his mother and step-father, Charles and Maxine Kramer; and two brothers.

There will be a graveside service 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 15, 2020, at Oakwood Cemetery. Friends are welcome to sign the register and view Mr. Daniels from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.

Memorials are suggested to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the American Cancer Society. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.