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Clifton Wayne "Poncho" Daniel

May 6, 1941 - August 16, 2022

Clifton Wayne “Poncho” Daniel, 81, of Lynchburg, transitioned to be with the Lord on August 16, 2022. He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia on May 6, 1941, to the late William Clifton Daniel and Edna Fisher Daniel.

He attended school at EC Glass High School, then pursued his passion in law enforcement serving as a police officer for the Lynchburg Police Department. Following his career in law enforcement, he was a used car salesman for many years.

Poncho was a member of Langhorne Chapel Church and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving children, Pam Trent (Jack), Karen Doyle (Greg Coffee), Clifton Wayne Daniel “Chuck” Jr., and Bethany Witt; grandchildren, Jackie Weaver (Paul), Jessica Grishaw (Sammy), Chris Bomar (Jamie), Kindsay Maulbeck (Chris), Lindsay Demshar (Kevin), Clifton Wayne “Dirk” Daniel III ( Jenna), Cody Wayne Daniel (Brianna), Briana Daniel, and Lauren Crawford; siblings, Mary Jane Weaver, Patricia Brooks, Ricky Daniel, David Daniel; 19 great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and former wife, Sylvia P. Daniel.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his former wife, Carol Daniel and siblings, William Harper, Barbara Nash, and Gail Richardson.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Leffler Memorial Community with Rev. Dwight Weaver and Rev. Chris Brooks officiating.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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Wayne will surely be missed by all. He had such a great sense of humor and kind heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Love, Sheri, Lauren, Alexie, and Alana

Posted by Sheri Simms, Lauren, Alexie, and Alana on August 23, 2022

I was very sorry to hear of Poncho's passing. He was a really nice guy. I remember him working security at Knight Gallery. My thoughts are with Ricky and the family.

Posted by Melvin Scott on August 21, 2022

I am so sorry to hear of Poncho’s passing. I worked with him at LPD many years ago. I will never forget that smile. My prayers are with his family. RIP Poncho. You will truly be missed.

Posted by Jana Terrell on August 20, 2022

He was one of a kind And the BEST PAPA EVER. Will never forget the Laughs and the talks me and him shared. I Love You Papa Wayne I know you will be in Heaven looking down on everyone now being there little guardian Angel 🙏👼

Posted by Pam Daniel Sherlin on August 20, 2022

My thoughts and prayers to each of you feeling the loss of Poncho. Hugs to all of you.

Posted by Ann B Wade on August 19, 2022

Poncho was one of a kind. He had a heart of gold, and would help anyone out. I met Poncho many years ago. He actually introduced me to my husband 43 years ago. So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Debbie Wood on August 19, 2022

Pastor "D", Mary Jane, and Family, We were sorry to hear about Wayne, he was always very nice and kind. Our thought and prayers will be with all of you . John & Vernie Beahm , & Linda Tyler

Posted by linda tyler on August 19, 2022

Poncho You Were A Great Man…Kind, Considerate, & Always A Helping Hand To All Who Needed It….We Met Many Years Ago When I Worked In The ER As A Receptionist….Many Of The Officers Came In For Coffee..,You Will Be Missed By Many Who Had The Blessed Opportunity To Know You….GO REST HIGH ON THE MOUNTAIN…Until We Meet Again..Elaine

Posted by Elaine on August 19, 2022

Poncho you was a special uncle! I was able to spend a lot of time with you over the years. I enjoyed every minute of it. My last conversation I had with you, you said Dinks youve did a good job. Well I want you to know you did a good job! Love ya Poncho

Posted by Dink on August 18, 2022

What a well loved man! I knew Poncho from the days of “marking my tires” downtown but still making sure I didn’t get a ticket and from those crazy Knight Gallery days! Years later he always had a smile when we ran into each other. You will be missed so much Poncho!

Posted by Laura Winston on August 18, 2022

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