Orville Daniels, Sr.

Orville Daniels, Sr.

Orville McLearon Daniels, Sr., 89, known to the community as “Timer”, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Spring Arbor of the Outer Banks. Born in Wanchese, he was the son of the late Paul and Dola Tillett Daniels and the widower of Millicent “Mickey” Daniels. Timer was a Merchant Marine during World War II, a former partner of Stetson and Daniels Contracting, a former tugboat captain with Daniels Oil Company, and owner/operator of Daniels Welding.

Timer is survived by three daughters, Arlene Davis and husband, Jerry of Martins Point, Harriet Lassister and husband, Larry of Big Island, VA, and Dola Moore and husband, Ray of Kill Devil Hills; two sons, Orville Daniels, Jr. and Paul Daniels both of Wanchese; a sister, Wanda Cox of Manteo; five grandchildren, Jed Davis, Cristie Daniels, Jerome Lassiter, Morgan Liverman, and Audra Katherine; and four great grandchildren. Besides his wife and parents, Timer is preceded in death by two sisters, Brooks Stetson and Bertie Daniels.

A funeral service will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM by Pastor Kenny Midgett. Burial will be in Tillett Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dare Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to caregivers Pat and Liz and the outstanding team at the cottage of Spring Arbor of the Outer Banks.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.

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  1. Rhonda Runkles

    So very sorry for the loss of such a fine man. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much for sharing “Timer” with us. We loved him as our own family here at SA ! Our loss is heavens gain. Rest in Paradise “Buddy”

  2. Lorraine Tillett. Wanchese

    Dear Arlene, Harriet, Dola and Family. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I have many pleasant memories of him when he visited my Dad in his work yard and at the kitchen table Timer was always so happy and he loved his family.

    Always remember. “Memories are photographs taken by your heart ready to recall at anytime” you all certainly have a treasure trove of memories

    I am praying for you all and that the comfort of the Lord will keep you in perfect peace .

  3. Pat Poplin and Tina Bradley

    We hope that you will find ways to celebrate the memories of your devoted Father and that he would want all of you to live each day to the fullest. May time speed your healing. Pat and Tina

  4. Danae Pickard (Paulette's daughter)

    I have many memories of how funny he always was when i came to visit my grandparents Junior & Brooks Stetson.

  5. Faye Lewark Daniels

    My thoughts are with you and your family at this time; may your memories bring you comfort.

    “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~~ Eskimo Proverb

  6. Jody n Adam Preiser/Family

    thinking of you all and your loss….hoping you all can pull together at this time…ps orville and paul..BE GOOD…I KNOW U 2 CAN…I’LL BE WATCHING….your sisters need you to be supportive men folk….I KNOW U CAN DO THIS….JODY AND FAMILY

  7. Terry and Mike Rogers

    Dola and Family,We were so sorry to hear of Timer’s passing. Plese know that he is resting comfortably now. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Coy and Jeannette Ambrose

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Coy has done business with Timer for years at body shop. He has left us with many good memories, always brings smiles to our face. He was special customer considered friend. God’s peace, comfort be with each of you.

  9. Janie and Judd White

    So sorry Arlene to hear about your father. Will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  10. John and Carol Youmans

    Sorry to hear about the loss of Timer, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. He was truely “one of a kind.” Love, John Charles, Carol and family.

  11. Gene and Nancy Smith

    We’re saddened to hear of uncle Timer’s passing. In your times of sorrow, remember the good, happy and fun times you all have had as a family. And as our granddad Charlie said “keep plugging along”. We send our prayers and love. Gene and Nancy

  12. Ana

    I am so sorry for your loss. Although, I do not know your family personally, I would like to share some encouraging thoughts from the Bible. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. May these words give you a new hope.

  13. Alvah H. Ward, Jr.

    I just learned of Timer’s passing and I extend sincere sympathy to the family.
    Timer was a special person whose personality helped the world be just a little better for lots of us. Its now better because he was with us, even for a short while.

  14. Jule Dee Scarborough

    Harriet and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing; I’ve been on the road between Manteo and Illinois with my husband’s father at 94. My Dad “Sie” thought the world of “Timer”; they were both in the Merchant Marine at the same time; I wonder if they were together in the MM. I’m so very glad you had him with you for this long; Dad died far too early, at 53. My thoughts are with you; losing parents is not an easy path as you already know. I clearly remember your Dad, and he always made me smile in a big way; and for some reason, he never forgot who I was all these years. He was truly a delightful and special man.
    Jule Dee

  15. Diane Evans

    Harriet and Family, I just heard about your Dad’s passing. I am so sorry, but I know that he is in a better place. It wasn’t long ago when he came and visited my Dad (Carroll). It meant so much that he took time to come and see him. I pray that God’s comforting presence will be there for you and your family.


    you may not remember us but we loved your mama and daddy . may GOG bless you all at this time we are from hatteras island. and I am EVELENAS sister. love to aLL OF U

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