Buddy McDaniel, loving husband, son, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away suddenly on August 11, 2023. Born December 31, 1967 to the late Charles and Dee Anna McDaniel in Dothan, Alabama. He was an Environmental Health and Safety Manager for Bullen Ultrasonics, Inc. in Eaton, Ohio. Buddy enjoyed many things in life but some of his favorites were his family (especially his granddaughter), Alabama football, golfing, traveling, spending time with his many friends and as Finny would say “just chillin out at home”. He is survived by his wife Joanie, son Nathan (Lyzzy) Pitsinger, daughter Hayley (Charley) Reed, granddaughter Finley, mother/father-in-law John & Debbie Schwierking, brother in laws Brad Pitsinger and Adam (Alexi) Pitsinger, several nieces & nephews, aunt and uncle and cousins. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2023 from 11:00 am until time of funeral service at 1:00 pm at Gard Funeral Home, 226 W. Main Street, Eaton, OH with Dr. Rev. Raymond Rothwell officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton. Memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of donor’s choice. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent by visiting www.gardfuneralhome.com.