He was a son of Lynne McDaniel and the late, William C. McDaniel.
He was born in Johnson City, TN on April 20, 1971. James worked hard to provide for his family. He worked for Builders FirstSource of Piney Flats.
James spent his leisure time enjoying car shows, the Street Fights and spending time with his daughters.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ed & Gerry Smith and William McDaniel & Virginia Honeycutt.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Barbara McDaniel; two daughters, Jamie McDaniel & fiancé, Joshua Rankin, and Jessica McDaniel & boyfriend, Corey Caudill; his brother, Bill McDaniel & wife, Sherrie McDaniel; also many nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Funeral services for James will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 18, 2018, at Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City with Rev. Bill McDaniel officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 to 2:00 PM, Friday, May 18, 2018. Other times at the home.
Graveside services will follow in the Archer Cemetery, Jonesborough. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting us at www.appfh.net
Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the McDaniel family.