Robert McDaniel

Robert McDaniel, 81, Cave City, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010 at the Hospice Center of Southern KY in Bowling Green.  The Edmonson County native was the son of the late Paul and Hazel Parsley McDaniel.  He was a member of the Cave City Masonic Lodge No. 790, a long time Kentucky Colonel, a US Army veteran and member of the Cave City Baptist Church in which he served in many capacities including that of deacon.

He was a past National Park Concessionaire, having been associated with and/or owner of the Miss Green River Boat Concession at Mammoth Cave National Park for 28 years.  He was a member for about fifteen years of the Mammoth Cave National Park Association, having served as vice president and president.  Robert was a charter member and instrumental in organizing the National Association of Passenger Vessel Owners.

He had been active in several tourist promotion organizations that included the Cave City Tourist Association.  He served several years as vice president and president of the Cave City Chamber of Commerce.  He was a member of the old Central Kentucky Cave Area Organization, made up of representatives from the counties of the Barren River Area Development District.  Robert was a past member of the Kentucky Industrial Development Council.

Survivors include his wife, Nadean Dawes McDaniel, Cave City; a sister, Rebecca Waldrop, Payson, AZ; two nephews, Paul Waldrop and Shawn Waldrop, both of Arizona; two nieces, Pat Hatler, Glasgow, Debbie Pownall, AZ, and a sister-in-law, Ann Calderone and her husband Walter, Cave City.

Funeral services with Rev. Stephen Cavness officiating will be at 10 AM Monday, May 24 at the Bob Hunt Funeral Chapel, Cave City with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery in Park City.  Visitation at the funeral home will be after 4PM Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Kentucky, 5872 Scottsville Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42104.

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