Alvin E. Daniels

Funeral services for Alvin E. Daniels, 90, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Central United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Maria Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton.

Mr. Daniels died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 13, 1920, in Lexington, Okla., the son of Levi and Lucy Newville Daniels. He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School, and later served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Mr. Daniels was an automotive parts salesman for Pippert’s Auto Parts for 45 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, and a lifetime member of the Lecompton Historical Society. He enjoyed bowling, sports, following his nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews in sports, and restoring and painting old cars.

He married Dorothy Lee Sanford on June 1, 1951, in Lawrence. She preceded him in death on Mar. 13, 2009. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Marsha and Beverly, a granddaughter, Joi Mitchell, two brothers, Levi and Clarence, and three sisters, Mildred Weibel, Darlene Wingert, and Virginia Hadl.

Survivors include three brothers, Norman Daniels, Lecompton, and Robert and Don Daniels, both of Lawrence; five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Friend may call from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the church, in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.