George Ball Daniels, of Charleston, died Tuesday April 13, 2010. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend his Graveside Funeral Service at Christ Episcopal Church, Hwy. 17 North, Mt. Pleasant, at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 17. George Daniels was born November 21, 1921, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of George B. Daniels of Grand Rapids, and Susan Manigault McCants of Mt. Pleasant, SC. His father worked for the New Era Spring & Specialty Co, a company founded by his father and which supplied Ford, GM and Dealers with springs, bumpers and other vehicle parts. George Daniels graduated from The High School of Charleston in 1939 , and from The Citadel in 1943. He was Regimental Adjutant his senior year at The Citadel. After graduation he was assigned to the original unit of the Army 10th Mountain Division. He trained at what is now Vail and Aspen ski resorts. Just before shipping out to Sicily with the Division, he was reassigned to Army Counter-Intelligence school and spent the remainder of the War years as a Counter Intelligence Officer for the Manhattan Project. During the Korean War he flew L-19s and participated in the battle of HeartBreak Ridge. For his efforts during the battle, he was awarded both the Silver Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He also was awarded the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Bronze Star. He liked to joke that he flew the crates the planes came in. In 1955, Mr. Daniels resigned his commission from the Army and returned to Charleston where he joined Frost, Read, and Simons as a stock-broker, specializing in estate planning, practicing for the next 50 (+) years. He was Senior Vice President – Investments when he retired. He was a member and past President of The Society of the Cincinnati of South Carolina; a member of the Vestry and lay reader at St. Michael’s Church; a member and past President of The Clergy Society; a member of The Carolina Yacht Club; a member and past President of The Piping and Marching Society. He died a member of Old St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. George Daniels loved nature, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and being with family and good friends who respected and loved nature as well. He loved good jokes, terrible puns, dry martinis, and laughed often. George Ball Daniels is survived by his wife, Ann Boone Daniels, and his five children by his former marriage to Sallie Enders Simons: Courtenay Lining Daniels, Adle Conner Simons Daniels, William Gadsden Daniels, George Ball Daniels, Jr., and Lucas Simons Daniels, six grandchildren, and many other relatives and dear friends. His brother William Gadsden Daniels predeceased him in WWII. Memorials may be made to the Coastal Conservation League, 328 East Bay Street, Post Office Box 1765, Charleston, S.C. 29402, Phone:(843) 723-8035; email: https://coastalconservationleague.org/support-us/tribute-giving/ The Family will receive guests on Friday April 16, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Stuhr’s Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street. ARRANGEMENTS BY J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/deaths.
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