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“Lindy was my Wife's second cousin via Nelda Glynn Molloy Thompson. He visited us after Nelda's funeral and shared his scrapbook with us. He was a...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Jon and Kathleen Jones - CLAYTON, NC

“As being the youngest of the family and ofcourse the only girl, I am so thankful that Lindy set an example and the course to travel on in this world....Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Anita McDaniel - Hollis, OK

“Lindy meant a lot to our family as we benefitted from his support over the years. My word for Lindy would be strong. Not only physical strength for...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Brian & Liesl Huddleston - Wylie, TX

“Inspiring service. One of the things on my bucket list was to meet and spend an afternoon with Lindy and hearing baseball stories including...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Phil Barnes - Franklin, TN

“Lindy,When I think of you, I think of committed.You were committed to God, your family & your baseball.And will be remembered for all the love and...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Debbie Mitchell - Rockwall, TX

“From the 1st time I ever heard of Lindy McDaniel he was one of my heroes. While attending David Lipscomb Elementary in the mid to late 50's, someone...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Thomas Reed - Nashville, TN

“Lindy was a great example of a successful athlete who never lost sight of his allegiance first to Jesus Christ our Lord. He is an alumnus of Florida...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Buddy Payne - Tampa, FL - Friend

“That was beautiful.Glad that so many could come celebrate his life.Loved the stories and memories shared.I am thinking Von and Alice met him at the...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Joy Shipman - New Caney, TX

“Nancy, may you find God's comfort in the days to come. Lindy was a loving man devoted to God and family. Bless you all. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Charlie & John Lechner - Lavon, TX

“Precious is the word that comes to mind regarding Lindy McDaniel. I met him and fell in love w him and his sweet heart. I'm sorry I didn't get to see...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Jill Forga - Fayetteville, AR

“Sending our condolences! If I had to describe Lindy in one word it would be patient. I remember vividly he came to an event at Westside and when it...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Jimmy Kersey, Jr - Arlington, TX

“What a loss for all of us left behind, but what a gain for Lindy!He meant so much to me, my extended family, my Christian family, and so so many...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: SCOTT WOOD - CARY, NC

“My days are much brighter when I think of my friend. We had many discussions about the Bible and his work on PITCHING FOR THE MASTER. We also talked...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Phil Ford - Memphis, TN - Friend

“So sorry to hear of Lindy's passing but rejoice with him in his victory. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Don Patton - Maumelle, AR

“Our condolences to Lindy's family and friends. He was a wonderful, kind, and caring man. We knew Lindy from our time living in Lavon. When we first...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Paul, Alexa, and James Lemon - TX

“Dear Kathi, praying the Holy Spirit's grace be upon you and your family. What a wonderful life your father has led as a professional athlete and a...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Kelly Dawson - Bowie, MD - Friend

“It is comforting to know Lindy is in the presence of his Savior and we pray for comfort for his family as only God can give. The memories Lindy left...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Phil & Sandy Ford - Memphis, TN

“Thank you, Lindy for being a brother & friend. My live, our lives (Patty & me) have been so blessed to know you and Alice and you and Nancy. We...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Bill Chambers - Farmersville, TX

“I met Mr. McDaniel in 2009 in Costa Rica, he talked to us about how to obtain results through discipline. Condolences to Dale and all of Mr....Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Jos we Mirales - Heredia

“Nancy, I am so sorry, you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and keep you. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: "Bo" & Mary Harrel - Longview, TX


Lindy McDaniel
1935-2020

Lyndall Dale McDaniel, 'Lindy', passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 due to complications with Covid19. He lived in Lavon, Texas and was preaching part time in the Lavon Church of Christ.

Lindy dedicated his whole life serving the Lord in everything that he did. He influenced many people throughout his Major League baseball career and then as a preacher with several church of Christs. His love was God, Family and Baseball, in that order.

Lindy was born on December 13, 1935 in Hollis Oklahoma to Newell and Ada Mae McDaniel (Burk). An excellent athlete, he signed his first professional baseball contract with the Cardinals on August 19, 1955, at the age of 19. He went on to have an amazing career of 21 seasons with different major league teams: St. Louis Cardinals 1955-1962, Chicago Cubs 1963-1065, San Francisco Giants 1966-1968, New York Yankees 1968-1973, and Kansas City Royals 1974-1975. He was the top relief pitcher in the National League in 1959, 1960, and 1963, earning the very first Fireman of the Year Award in 1960 and 1963. His major league totals: 141 Wins, 119 Losses, 172 Saves, career ERA 3.45 in 987 pitching appearances. During his major league career, he wrote and mailed a religious monthly newsletter called Pitching for the Master. He sent this out free to anyone interested and largely funded the mailing personally.

Post baseball, Lindy followed his first passion of serving the Lord, preaching in several churches of Christ in Kansas City, Las Vegas New Mexico, Selma California, and recently in Lavon Texas. He was an elder and part time preacher at the Church of Christ in Lavon Texas at the time of his passing.

Lindy is survived by wife, Nancy (DeShazo) McDaniel, five children, Dale McDaniel, Kathi (McDaniel) Watters, Jonathan McDaniel, Susie (McDaniel) Miles and Joey McDaniel; 11 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren, brother, Kerry Don McDaniel, sister, Anita (McDaniel). Proceeded in death: Father, Newell Grant McDaniel, Mother, Ada Mae (Burk) McDaniel and Brother, Max Von McDaniel.

A private memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 19.