Thomas Gilbert “Gil” Daniels ll of Fairfax, Oklahoma made his final journey home to his Creator on Tuesday evening, January 14, 2020. He was 65 years old. He passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. with his loving family by his side.
Gil was born on Saturday, March 27, 1954, to Thomas “Tommy” Gilbert Daniels, Sr. and Carol Sue (Smedley) Wayman in the Fairfax Hospital. He was the eldest of their three children, having two younger sisters.
His Native American heritage was of great importance to Gil, his Osage name is Kutha⎯Kihega, meaning Eagle Chief. His late paternal grandparents, Anthony Lee “Snap” and Rose Mary (Cox) Daniels were both full blood Osage. Paternal great-grandparents include Joe & Anna (Turpie) Daniels and Edward & CeCelia (Tuman) Cox. His late maternal grandparents were Barrett and Marguerite Smedley.
Gil was raised in Fairfax and attended Fairfax Public Schools, graduating with the Class of 1972. He played football during both his Junior High and High School years. His classmates voted him “Best Personality” in his senior year. He later attended and graduated from Victory Bible College in Tulsa, Okla. He loved to read and study the word of God and to share his faith with others
In 1957 at the young age of three, Gil was brought into the In-Lon-Schka dance held at the old Grayhorse Round House. He participated for several years in the June dances with his relatives. He was honored to be from the Grayhorse District, Eagle Clan (Hunka).
In his younger years, he was an avid golfer, often entering local tournaments. He enjoyed all sports, keeping up with outcomes through newspaper stats. Most recently, he spent time visiting with friends over lunch at the Nutrition Center. Gil treasured his many friendships and loved all his family and extended family.
He leaves behind three sons: John Mashburn and wife Susan of Ralston, Aaron Daniels of Broken Arrow, and Nick Daniels of Broken Arrow; his parents: father Tommy Daniels, mother Carol Wayman and husband George all of Fairfax; grandchildren: Miranda Ott, Alexis Mashburn, McKenzie Mashburn, Cooper Mashburn, Jake Mashburn, Amos Mashburn, Ace Mashburn, and James Michael Mashburn; siblings: Denise Skocik and husband Steve of Tulsa, and Danette Daniels and partner Ustee Grass of Fairfax.
In addition to his grandparents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Montana Rose; a nephew, Dustin Lance; a brother-in-law, Roger Lance; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 17, 2020, at the Grayhorse Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Redeagle officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairfax City Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Grayhorse Chapel Wednesday evening, January 15 until services on Friday morning. A Prayer Service will be held at Grayhorse Chapel, 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
Pallbearers are John Mashburn, Aaron Daniels, Nick Daniels, Jake Mashburn, Cooper Mashburn, Jordan Skocik, Greg Goad, and King Bowman.
Honorary pallbearers are Bruce Bear, Henry Frye, and Mark Myers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospitality House of Tulsa at www.hhtulsa.org or by mail at PO Box 14472, Tulsa OK 74159.
Arrangements are being handled by Hunsaker Wooten Funeral Home. You may visit Gil's online memorial page at www.hunsakerwootenfuneralhome.com to share a message or leave a condolence for his family.