Tony Franklin McDaniels Sr., 62, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville.

He was born on October 2, 1957, in Iredell County, N.C., to Betty Campbell McDaniels and the late Charles McDaniels. He was a master carpenter and was employed with Hendricks Construction in Charlotte. Tony was a member of The Purpose Church in Taylorsville. He was a hard worker, had a tender heart, loved to joke, and his smile would light up the room.

In addition to his mother, Betty, he is survived by his wife, Lori Mundy McDaniels; children, Michelle Waiwaiole (Justin), Samantha Mullins, Andrea Russell (Jamie), and TJ McDaniels Jr.; sister, Kathryn McDaniels; brothers, Bobby McDaniels, Mike McDaniels, and Roger McDaniels; and grandchildren, Jatana Russell, Andrew Russell, Mikala Waiwaiole, and Kyleigh Russell.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Serenity House, 110 Centre Church Road, Mooresville, NC 28117.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the McDaniels family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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