John Wayne McDaniel, age 63, of Harriman, passed away April 4, 2021 following a long illness. Born to Arthur & Minnie Belle McDaniel, he was the last of 8 kids. He was a member of Riggs Chapel Baptist Church where he taught RA’s and GA’s for several years. John worked in the automotive industry for many years before becoming disabled. John loved being a kid and volunteering, coaching little league football and was V.P. of Harriman Football Booster Club. He enjoyed fishing, camping, riding motorcycles, cruising, woodworking, traveling, and spoiling his grandchildren (Zoe and Ayden). The family would like to thank Adoration Hospice Service for their kindness and support in this difficult time, especially Gayla, Susan, Charlotte, Peggy, and Maureen. He was preceded in death by his parents: Arthur & Minnie Belle McDaniel; brothers: James & Carl McDaniel; and sisters: Virginia Detrick & Betty Hurst. He is survived by his wife of 44 years: Susie (Lea) McDaniel; sons: Steven McDaniel (Emily) of Harriman and Franklin McDaniel (Jessica) of Harriman; grandkids: Zoe & Ayden; brother: Paul McDaniel of Sweetwater; sisters: Della Barnes of Rockwood and Barbara Smith of Harriman; very special cousin: Tommy McDaniel (Debbie) of Florida; special nephew: Denny Smith; and several other nieces, nephews, and other extended family members. The family will receive friends Friday, April 9, 2021 from 6 until 7 p.m. eastern at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. Memorial service will follow. Obituary and arrangements by Evans Mortuary in Rockwood.