O'DANIEL (1949 - 2018)
Where does one begin with the
story of Johnny O?
John was born at home to
Floyd Edward and Nellie Jewel O'Daniel on August 30th 1949. Coming
full circle he decided he also wanted to depart this world in his
home. He left this world on Nov. 17th 2018. He was surrounded by his
wife and daughters and from what he said there were a whole lotta
other people everywhere. His terms, always his terms.
He leaves behind his beloved
wife and best friend Robin. His daughters Mandy Ann O'Daniel, Jolyn
O'Daniel Langhorne, step daughter Kristy Leigh Duris as well as five
grand children and one great grand daughter. There are a multitude of
O'Daniels from Waxahachie. They are a great and wonderful group of
family that any man would be proud to claim and he was indeed proud
to be one of them.
John loved sports. The Cowboys, Mavericks,
Rangers and the Texas Longhorns were among his favorites. He never
missed a game and no one had better call when a game was on! He was
an avid fisherman. All you had to do was call and he was out the door
with his rod. Golf! Golf! Golf! He played it, he taught it, a passion
for sure. As a scratch golfer, never let it be said he wouldn't play
with anyone and be more than happy to take their money.
Music - his heart, his
passion, his dream. This he pursued his entire life. Every breath he
took, every thought he had, every step he made was in the pursuit of
perfection in his chosen trade. He performed and wrote on many albums
such as "Point Blank" 1976, "Second Season" 1977, "Airplay" 1979,
"Legacy" 1996, "Reloaded" 2006, "Fight On" 2009 and "Volume 9" 2014.
All of these were performed by Point Blank.
Then you have the
Stratoblasters with whom John played with for 31 years. He let it rip
until the present with an incredibly talented group of players. Lets
not forget "Big Foot Johnson", the group that got him through his
liver transplant in 1998. There were so many he created music with
its impossible to mention them all. He had a peerless voice and a
wonderful soul. He loved life, every single minute of it. He will be
missed each and every day. Sing on Johnny O, sing on.
In lieu of flowers please
consider organ donation in remembrance of Johnny O.
Celebration of life memorial is pending.
post a tribute at
Mailing Contact ::
Contact :: Robin
1110 South Rogers