Confirmed:Kenneth McDaniel, Retired US Air Force, SAPGR Webmaster (148-19) 15 AUG 19

August 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:15 pm
Sunset Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cremations
415 S. Bus 35
New Braunfels, TX 78130

The family of Mr. Kenneth McDaniel, a US Air Force Retired Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

Kenneth Franklin McDaniel, 63, of Cibolo, Texas, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019, while on a scenic motorcycle ride in the hill country of Comal County, Texas.

He was born on January 21, 1956, in Wyandotte, Michigan to Carlos Lewis Ezekiel and Irene Elizabeth (Pankey) McDaniel.  On May 28, 1977, he married Karen Sue Root in Dover, Delaware.  He proudly served 22 years in the United States Air Force as a Network Systems Administrator, a Computer Systems Operator, a Digital Flight Simulator Technician, and an Air Traffic Control Radar Repairman.  After retiring from the United States Air Force on August 31, 2000, with the rank of Master Sergeant he transitioned to the civilian workforce as a Flight Simulation Technician at Flight Safety International.  He was a Paid Up For Life Member of American Legion Post 593 and an active member of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders and he was the webmaster for the San Antonio Patriot Guard website.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Karen Sue McDaniel; along with 4 children; Kenneth Franklin McDaniel Jr. of North Oxford, Massachusetts, Kevin Allen McDaniel of Cibolo, Texas, Kathleen Linda McDaniel of Hewitt, Texas, and Kristopher Michael-George McDaniel of Schertz, Texas; five grandchildren, Abigail May McDaniel, Sarah Marie McDaniel, Joshua Austin McDaniel, Ayomi Z’Daya Thomas, and Kaisyon King Butler; and nephew Victor Jay New, Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos Lewis Ezekiel and Irene Elizabeth McDaniel; and his sister, Betty Louise Kohl.

There will be a viewing on Wednesday, August 14th from 1600 to 2100 Hours. All are Welcome to come by and visit with the Family.

WEATHER: Hi 103 / Lo 79, 0% Chance of Rain, 36% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Kenneth McDaniel, Son

STAGING:  0800 Hours, Thursday, August 15, 2019
Sunset Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cremations
415 S, Bus, 35
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

BRIEFING:  0815 Hours

SERVICE: 0900 Hours
Sunset Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cremations
415 S, Bus, 35
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

KSU:  1030 Hours (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   1115 Hours Shelter #2
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

RC:   Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson

FC:   Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener


1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223