Leland A. Daniels, Jr., 71, resident of New Bern, North Carolina since 1998, passed away Sunday, December 19th, 2021. Lee was born and raised in Mattydale, the son of the late Catherine and Leland Daniels, Sr. He was a graduate of North Syracuse High School and a US Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War era.
Lee retired in 2020 after 23 years as a fabricator for Wheatstone Corporation in New Bern. He was an avid guitar player, collector and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife of 34 years, the former Linda (Price) in 2006 and by a sister, Barbara Mayfield in 2021.
Leland is survived by his two children, Eric (Julie) Daniels of West Monroe and Cari (Ryan) Daniels-Preble of Goldsboro, NC; four siblings: William Daniels of Phoenix, Debbie Snyder, Ruth Barry and Sandy Burt, all of Mattydale; 4 grandchildren: Riley, Cade, Zack and Alexis; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Tuesday, December 28, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale. Funeral Services will begin Wednesday, 10:00 am, at the funeral home with burial in North Syracuse Cemetery following.