Charley McDaniel





Charley Hershel McDaniel, born Nov. 13, 1921, in Jonesboro, Ark., passed away on Dec. 29, 2011, at the age of 90.

Known as “Bud” to friends and family, he was a devoted family man and outdoorsman.

Bud served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific islands as an infantryman and was involved in several battles on different islands.

He was sent into Japan six weeks after the bombs were dropped, and discharged from the Army as a sergeant after serving four years.

Upon returning home after the war he married his wife, Inez, whom he was still married to when he passed away.

In the late 1940s Bud and Inez moved to Humboldt County, Calif., with their only child, where Bud went to work for awhile making roofing shingles in the redwood forests.

In the early 1950s Bud went to work for the Pacific Lumber Co. in Scotia, where he worked until he retired 35 years later.

In 1986 Bud and his wife moved to Lakeport to be closer to their son and grandchildren.

Bud loved his family and spent as much time as he possibly could with his family. He taught his son to hunt and fish and spent a great amount of time teaching his grandchildren about the outdoors.

He spent hundreds of hours teaching his grandsons how to trout fish on the Mad River, how to fish for salmon and steelhead on the Eel River in Humboldt County, and how to deer hunt in the mountains of Trinity County.

His grandchildren will never forget all of the camping trips on trout streams and hunting camps in the mountains with their grandparents.

His wife Inez was along on every single camping trip, and was constantly with him on the streams and rivers catching fish along side him.

He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, but they have lasting memories of their grandfather that will be cherished throughout their lives.

Bud was predeceased by his only child, retired Lakeport Fire Chief Chuck Hinchcliff.

He is survived by his wife Inez McDaniel; grandsons, Richard Hinchcliff (Denise) and Pat Hinchcliff (Jenelle) of Lakeport; granddaughter, Linda Rouland (Bob) of Chester; great-grandchildren, Deitra, Jamie, Shannon, Cerra, Kacie, Brent and Brooke; and great-great-granddaughter, Olivia.

Rest in peace, Grandpa.