SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. – A.E. “Mac” McDaniel, 81, of Shepherdsville, Ky., formerly of Rosine, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at Baptist Health Louisville. He was born Feb. 20, 1939, in Rosine to the late Archie and Glady Phelps McDaniel. He retired from Boone Box Company in Louisville, was an avid woodworker and loved spending time with his family. Mac served in the United States Army.
Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Maggie McDaniel; half-brother, June Bug McDaniel; and brother-in-law, Joe Havens.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his significant other of 27 years, Rita Ford; daughter, Hila (Kevin) Collins, of Bellbrook, Ohio; two grandchildren, Matthew (Tori) Collins and Kelsey Collins; great-grandson, Brooks Collins; sister-in-law, Carol Haven, of Carterville, Ill.; and many adopted nieces and nephews.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), 200 Vesey Street, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10281.
A private funeral service will be held at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, with Rev. Terry Tarrance officiating. Burial will follow in Rosine Cemetery in Rosine, with full military honors by Ohio County Honor Guard.
Online condolences may be left for the family of A.E. “Mac” McDaniel by visiting his memorial tribute at www.danksfuneralhome.com.