Posted: Tue 2:09 PM, Jan 21, 2014
Edward Jordan Daniel, 72, of Houston, Texas, went to be with his savior on January 17, 2014. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 22, from 6-8 pm at Central Baptist Church, in The Gathering at The Family Life Center behind the church. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 23, at 10 in the morning at Central Baptist Church. Minister Anna Marion of St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church will be officiating.
Mr. Daniel was born in Dallas, Texas on September 6, 1941 and moved to Bryan at the age of 8. He attended BISD schools until he graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1959. After graduation he went on to receive his BS in Sociology from Sam Houston State in 1966 and in 1984 received a Masters in Education from Prairie View. During this time, he was also in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1965-1967.
Mr. Daniel started his career in teaching at Sommerville ISD, and then moved to Bryan ISD in 1969. In 1979 Eddie moved to Houston and continued teaching at Houston ISD until he retired in 2001. He received numerous awards, including VIP Teacher of the North District in 1990, Outstanding Teacher in 1991, and Outstanding Teacher in 1993.
Eddie loved writing songs and scriptures in his journal, going to church on Sunday, talking with classmates from High School, and spending time with his dear friend Pam Simms. He also enjoyed spending time with his beloved tea-cup Chihuahua, Bambi.
Mr. Daniel was preceded in death by his Father J.M. “Ben” Daniel, mother, Lola Dotson Daniel, and sister, Elsie Rogers. He is Survived by his son Kurt Daniel and daughter-in-law Kara Daniel of Bryan, Texas, brother Tommie Daniel of Cleveland, Texas, sister Evelyn Smoot of Elkhart, Texas, niece Nann McMullen, three grandchildren, Preston, Laci and Mia Daniel, and many wonderful friends he loved dearly.