John “Les” Daniels was born June 3, 1941 in Newton County, the son of John W. and Ruth E. (Triplett) Daniels.

John “Les” Daniels was born June 3, 1941 in Newton County, the son of John W. and Ruth E. (Triplett) Daniels.  
He entered into rest on May 1, 2018 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, at the age of 76, following a short illness.  
Les was a lifelong area resident and had worked in construction all over the country as a professional glazer.  He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed living the country life and being with his family.  He was a Christian.  
Les is survived by his children, Tracy Barnes and husband, Tim, Neosho; Debbie Compton and husband, Jim, Riverton, Kan.; Kristen Todd and husband, Junior, Racine; John Daniels, Jr. and wife, Dana, Fairland, Okla.; Shannon Daniels and Zack, Baxter Springs, Kan.; and Spencer Daniels and Alexas, St. Joseph, Mo.; one brother, James Daniels, Joplin; one sister, Linda Colvin, Oklahoma City, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; three great grandchildren and the mothers of his children, Fran Strickland, Fairland,  and Valerie Russow, Joplin.  
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Norma Himmelsback and brother, Luther Daniels.  
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday May 5, 2018 at Burkhart Cemetery, Racine, with Scott Leonard officiating.  
Visitation will be held at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. today.  
Contributions in Les’s honor may be made to Burkhart Cemetery, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66; Neosho, MO 64850.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.