Daniel Jesse McClelland, 83, of Lynchburg, VA, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021 at CENTRA Lynchburg General Hospital.
Born in New Castle, PA on April 5, 1938, he was the son of the late Jesse Earl and Betty Hackett McClelland.
Daniel was a retired truck driver. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the American Legion, Disabled Veterans, and was very active with the Marine Corps League in Lynchburg, VA. He drove the DAV van for the VA after his retirement.
Because of Daniel’s proud service in the US Marine Corp, all of his children also served, Naomi US Navy, Matthew US Navy, and Mark US Army.
He is survived by one daughter, Naomi A. Handsaker, and her fiancé Reinhold Rapp of Missouri. Naomi’s daughter Megan Handsaker and son Mack Handsaker and his wonderful wife, Victoria.
Daniel is survived by two sons, Matthew and Mark McClelland. As well as Mark’s fiance’, Miranda Brooks, of Oregon and Mark’s children, Andrew, Opal, Dezi, Sharon and Mark McClelland, Jr.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, the children of his daughter Naomi, son David Handsaker and daughter Alyssa King.
Daniel’s was preceded by his beloved sister Beverly VanTheil. She is survived by her two daughters. Carol Ann Remillard and her four children, Michael David Bennefeld, Joseph Samuel Remillard, Jessica Ann Kriz, Jason Scott Remillard; and Nicole Marie Bennefeld and her daughter, Katlyn Rose Bennefeld. Both Daniel and Beverly were preceded in death by Beverly's son Frank Lester Bennefeld.
Daniel was also preceded in death by his dearest sister and confidant, Joy Hamilton and her husband, Gene. They are survived by their two children, Randy Hamilton and his son Zachary Hamilton, Zach’s wonderful wife, April, and their child Harper Joy; and Duane Hamilton and his wonderful wife, Cindy, and their two sons, Derek and Kevin Hamilton, and Kevin’s wonderful wife, Molly; as well as numerous cousins, uncles and aunts.
An interment of his ashes will take place in Eagle Point National Veterans Cemetery at a later date.
Diuguid Funeral Service & Crematory, Lynchburg, VA, 434-385-8900, is serving the family. On-line condolences may be made at www.diuguidfuneralservice.com