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Obituary for Steven McDaniel

Steven “Kirk” McDaniel, 56, of Ridgeway, Virginia went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at his home.

He was born on October 21,1965, in Crane, Texas to Arvile Gene McDaniel and Edna Wendelene Jordan McDaniel. As a small child “Kirk” moved to Colbert, Oklahoma. He graduated from Colbert High School and SE Oklahoma University. He worked at Georgia Pacific in Ridgeway as a Logistics Manager.

Kirk enjoyed playing sports (baseball), hunting, fishing, and singing Karaoke. He enjoyed cooking and all his family enjoyed eating his meals. He was an exceptional husband, father, son, brother, pawpaw, friend, and role model. He was known for his hugs and his ability to listen and show empathy. His leadership in all aspects of life made people he knew strive to be better humans. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and always made sure to do the "little things" to make life easier for those who he loved. He was known for his sense of humor and always wanted to leave a smile on the face of anyone he came in contact with.

“Kirk” was preceded in death by his grandson, Liam Fink.

He is survived by the love of his life and best friend, Kimberly Stacey McDaniel; parents, Arvile Gene McDaniel and Edna Wendelene Jordan McDaniel; sons, Hunter Miles McDaniel (Sarah), Hudson James McDaniel (Stephanie), and Sutton Chase McDaniel; stepsons, Trey and Austin Fink; brothers, Mark Ellis McDaniel, Edward Scott McDaniel, and Wendell Gene McDaniel; grandchildren, August Kirk, Pippa, Braedyn, Sebastian, Wyatt, Isabella, Jaxon, and Atticus; beloved dog, Bailey; special friend, Danny Stanfield; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2022, at Oakey’s Vinton Chapel. A Memorial Service will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at Oakey’s Vinton Chapel. A catered lunch will follow the service at The Vinton War Memorial at 814 Washington Ave., Vinton.

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