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Virgil Daniel Jr.

By Staff, 12/17/17 11:10 AM

Virgil Daniel Jr, 97 of Prescott, Arkansas passed away on Dec 14 2017.
Virgil was born on December 6, 1920 in Prescott Arkansas to Virgil Daniel Sr. and Nona Gordon Daniel. He is preceded in death by his wife Evelyn and sisters Mary Nell Williams, Wilma duPlessis , and Myrna Sue Hunter.
Virgil (nickname Spot Daniel as everyone knew him) was educated in the Prescott Schools and finished school at Subiaco Academy in Subiaco, Arkansas. He attended school and training in the United States Navy in San Fransco. He served in the navy for 4 years and was in active duty during WWII in the South Pacific serving on the 339 LST(Land Ship Tank). He was on the USS Helena (Cl-50) when it was christened before the war. He received five battle stars for his service. After serving our country he returned to Prescott Arkansas and became owned and operated Prescott Transfer and Storage and several other businesses. Virgil, also know in the art world as El Spotro, is also known throughout the U.S and Europe as an Outsider (primitive) Artist. He was awarded the Governor’s Individual Artist Award in 2010 by then Governor Mike Beebe.
Virgil was a kind and loving person. One of his catch phrases was “I’ve never had it so good!” He loved the song “Don’t Worry Be Happy” when it came out. He would say, “Life is too short to be unhappy.”
Virgil was married for 67 years to the former Evelyn Chamlee of Prescott. They had one son, Virgil Edward Daniel, and wife, Jackie of Prescott, and one daughter, Donna Evelyn Daniel of Texarkana, Arkansas and two grandchildren Joel Daniel of Prescott and Morgan Daniel of Magnolia.
A special thank you goes to the nurses and care givers at Hillcrest Nursing Center.
And a favorite nurse Misty Applegate.

Visitation will be held at 1:00, memorial service at 2:00 at the First United Methodist Church in Prescott, Sunday Dec 17 2017. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the First United Methodist Church.

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