Joshua Dean Daniels, 48

Joshua Dean Daniels, age 48, has entered into his eternal reward with Jesus.

Josh was born on March 13, 1973, in Bartow, Florida to Michael and Sandra Daniels. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Daniels and grandfather, Dean Kirby. He is survived by his son Nicholas Emerson of Lakeland FL, daughter Lilah Daniels of Lakeland FL, mother Sandra Daniels of Lakeland FL, grandmother Arlene Kirby of Lakeland FL, uncle Dave Kirby (Monique) of Nashville TN, brothers Mike (Julie) Daniels of White, GA, Richard (Carol) Daniels Scott of Orlando, FL, Ryan (Alicia) Daniels of Lakeland, FL, J. Ben Daniels of Lakeland, FL, and sister Rachel (Ben) Struthers of Waleska, GA; as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Josh loved you all. We will miss you Chachi!

Josh attended Lake Gibson High School, then graduated from Pinecrest Bible Training Center in Salisbury Center, New York in 1996. He went on several mission trips in his lifetime including Nepal, which he spoke of often. Josh loved books, cooking, playing the guitar, and the Miami Dolphins. He was the President of Miller Safe & Lock for 15 years, a company founded by his grandfather in 1945. He was also ordained as a Marketplace Minister with MorningStar Ministries’ Kingdom Business Association in 2018. Josh was passionate about the Marketplace Ministry and he would join in times of fasting and prayer for the KBA Conferences.

His family would like to thank his friends, employees, and business associates for the special bonds he was able to develop with each of you over the years. As we have contacted many of you, we have been touched by the number of you who have shared your personal interactions with him. These are cherished memories that will not be forgotten. A Memorial of his life will be held Thursday, May 6, 2021, 10 a.m. at Heritage Baptist Church, 4202 Pipkin Creek Rd, Lakeland, FL. Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.