Harold Winford McDaniel

March 21, 1931, February 19, 2019

Rev. Harold McDaniel

Reverend Harold Winford McDaniel, 87, of Vidor, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019. He was born on March 21, 1931, in Nacogdoches, to Nellie Hodges McDaniel and Reverend A.C. McDaniel.

Elder McDaniel was Pastor of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of Vidor from June 25, 1960 until June 25, 2000. The church was originally located in Rose City. On April 15, 1973, a new church building was dedicated at its present location, 21987 IH 10, Vidor. In 1967, Elder McDaniel established Gulf Coast Apostolic Campmeeting. This annual meeting became a blessing to thousands who attended over the years.

In the late 1970’s he served as secretary of the Apostolic Minister’s Fellowship. He also served on the Council of Elders for this same Fellowship. He actively supported Missionary Aurelio Rico and was instrumental in the construction of a church building in San Rafael, Mexico, that became known as the “Vidor Church”.

He served as secretary to Philippine Apostolic Missions, with Missionary E.W. Wheeler, from 1979-2000. In late 2001 and early 2002, Elder McDaniel oversaw the construction of the Headquarters Facilities for this mission, in Bagong Silang, Metro Manila.

In 1980, Elder McDaniel saw a dream come to reality with the establishing of Vidor Christian Academy. This K-12 Christian School was mentioned as a prayer request in church publications as early as 1964. A new multipurpose facility was completed in 1990, which included classrooms, fellowship hall, and gymnasium.

Survivors include his wife, Betty McDaniel; children, Cathy Seigrist and her husband, Colen; Carol McDaniel; and Windy McDaniel and his wife, Joyce; grandchildren, Phil Seigrist and his wife, Tiffany; Katrina Townley and her husband, Reverend James; LaShanda Connor and her husband, Jacob; Julie Ashworth and her husband, Charlie; Joanie Morvant and her husband, Randy; Brad McDaniel and his wife, Elizabeth; and Amy Louvier; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Janice Dixson and her husband, David; and brother, Charles Young. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gordon McDaniel, Willie McDaniel, and Reverend Melvin McDaniel; and sister, Margie Gum.

A gathering of Reverend H.W. McDaniel’s family and friends will be 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Thursday, February 21, 2019, at First Pentecostal Church, 1420 North 5th Street, Silsbee. His funeral will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 22, 2019, at the church. His interment will be 2:00 p.m. at Del Rose Dixson Cemetery, Vidor.

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Gathering of Family and Friends
First Pentecostal Church
Hwy 92 North Silsbee, TX 77656
Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
First Pentecostal Church
Hwy 92 N. Silsbee, TX 77656
Friday, February 22, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Del Rose Cemetery Williamson Cemetery
Vidor Vidor, TX 77662

Comments (12)

  • Amanda Brinkley

    26 February 2019 at 00:57 | #

    Elder McDaniel was all I ever knew until I married and moved away. He dedicated me, married me and my husband. He was a giant in my eyes. I’ll never forget when he pulled me out of class one day on my senior year. He took me into the chapel and told me that he had been up at his hunting camp and was just riding on his tractor...whe n he said god spoke to me about you . He wants to use you. I will always remember that. Love and miss him greatly ?


  • Kathy Byerley

    21 February 2019 at 19:36 | #

    I really appreciate all the love and help that he did for my family. He truly was a man of God. He preached the Truth and never backed down. I have so much respect for him and his precious wife. He did so much for us all. Another Angel was called Home.


  • Terri Ann Hayhurst

    21 February 2019 at 17:40 | #

    I believe the year was 1973... not by chance, not by accident but by God's design we met a man reading our Church sign in Brownsville, TX. He came by in hopes to meet someone that could speak Spanish and be his interpreter. This man was on a mission to go into Mexico for Mexican decor for a church in Vidor, TX. The man he met was my dad
    James Kirkpatrick. My dad was delighted, and they became great friends. Then just a short time later in 1975 we moved here. To say thanks doesn't seem adequate for the impact this man had on me and my family. Years went by he was not only my pastor but my friend. He was there for all the highlights of my life, dedicated my babies, preached my dads funeral, helped us keep our heads up when mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.
    Bro.H.W. McDaniel will always hold a special place in my heart. Thanks for preaching truth, for loving us and inspiring us. So, until we meet again...
    Isaiah 52:7
    "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings...."
    My deepest c9condolences to this precious family.


  • David and Holly Bryant

    21 February 2019 at 00:46 | #

    My first Pastor, whom I love and respect with all my heart!
    He dedicated me, baptized me and loved to get a laugh at my (as he said) Red headed temper! I have so many memories! Some times me and his granddaughters would accompany him to a church service somewhere and we always had to stop for his M&M ‘s and Dr. Pepper :) I learned so much from his ministry ( Romans 8) and saw his compassion towards many...I had the privilege of getting Diet Dr. Peppers from his stash and Coconut Cake that Granny made....we were so blessed to have known him!
    Love and condolences to all the McDaniel Family


  • Jaime Kirkpatrick Trimble

    20 February 2019 at 23:20 | #

    To the McDaniel Family, I am very sorry for your loss and pray for y'all in the days and weeks to come. I am full of memories today. I have a great appreciation for Elder McDaniel. Only God really knows how instrumental he was in helping my Dad become rooted and grounded in truth. If Elder McDaniel had not been the Pastor and mentor that my Dad needed I honestly don't know where my family would have ended up. He dedicated me to the Lord as a baby, helped me to have a Christian education, baptized me in the precious name of Jesus and


  • Barbara Kirkpatrick

    20 February 2019 at 22:50 | #

    Bro. McDaniel... a great man of God whose ministry impacted so many .. I am so grateful for truth he helped to instill in the hearts of my family & myself . He will be greatly missed but his legacy lives on .


  • Brenda Duke

    20 February 2019 at 19:49 | #

    Sorry for the loss of Bro.McDaniel, my heart goes out to y'all. Prayers of comfort.


  • Jean Lavk

    20 February 2019 at 16:42 | #

    A true pillar of Pentecost. A great man of God who preached Truth without fear or favor. . He will be missed. Prayers for the McDaniel family.


  • Janet Dunham McCoy

    20 February 2019 at 16:31 | #

    Cathy & Carolyn I am so sorry for your loss. I waited on your Dad at the bank many times. He was such a sweet man. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Brian Miller

    20 February 2019 at 16:02 | #

    Early on in my school career I was terrible scared to go to school and leave my Mother, I can remember him sitting me down at the church reading me a newspaper article about parents who get in trouble for truancy. He asked me “do you want your Mom to go to jail”? Lol, I don’t remember the response. But I do know he was a great mentor to me and my brother for a very long time... he will truly be missed.


  • Johnny McFall

    20 February 2019 at 01:26 | #

    We extend our sincere condolences to Sis. McDaniel and the family. Bro. McDaniel was always a friend to me and my family.


  • Jonathan Cook

    20 February 2019 at 01:01 | #

    ELD McDaniel was my Pastor for many years. He dedicated and baptized me , preached (the ax is laid at the root of the trees) and was such a blessing in many ways. I’m so thankful for his vision for a Christian School (VCA) that was started and I and now my son attend. I will never forget the time he called and woke me up, and said I needed to wake up otherwise I was going to get bed sores. At the time I had no idea who iit was, and I’m very thankful that I did not go off on him (since I wasn’t sure who it was) which I’m sure he would have got a good laugh behind. PePaw you will be missed.


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