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Saturday February 6th, 2021
9:00am - 8:00pm

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Kerry Allen McDaniel

Kerry Allen McDaniel, age 65 of Horse Cave passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the U of L Hospital in Louisville. Kerry was born December 26, 1955 in Ft. Campbell. He worked for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Division of Environmental Protection for 27 years, serving in all capacities of air, waste and water regulations. After retiring in 2007, Kerry became the Emergency Management Director and Solid Waste Coordinator for Hart County, Kentucky, where he served until his death.

He is preceded in death by his father, Alroy Glenn McDaniel and one brother, Michael Glenn McDaniel.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki Kidd McDaniel; his mother, Lois Dale McDaniel; one son, Curtis Allen McDaniel and his wife Tara Perkins McDaniel; and a precious grandson, Briar Allen McDaniel, all of Horse Cave.

There will be a public "walk-through" visitation beginning on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. CST until 8:00 p.m. CST and again on Sunday, February 7, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. CST until 12:30 p.m. CST.

A private funeral for the family will be held at 1:00 p.m. CST.  

Following the funeral, there will be a PUBLIC graveside service at the McDaniel Family Cemetery which is located on the farm at 3371 S. Jackson Hwy, Horse Cave, KY, 42749.  

The family would like to add that Kerry and Curtis were two of the first frontline workers in the war against Covid-19 in Hart and surrounding counties. They worked tirelessly, Curtis still does, ensuring that PPE has beeb obtained, distributed, working diligently all hours of the day and night making sure that our county is as safe and protected as it could possibly be. That being said, the very demon they've been fighting took Kerry's life as he died from complications due to Covid. The family is asking that EVERYONE who chooses to attend the walk-through on Saturday and Sunday wear a mask to show respect to Kerry and support Curtis in his ongoing efforts to fight this demon. We want everyone to know that Covid kills. It has taken the heart and soul of our family. We know that you will honor our request. The family thanks each of you for your calls, messages, love, respect and prayers during Kerry's illness, today and the days to come. They love each and every one of you.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, envelopes will be provided.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kerry Allen McDaniel, please visit our flower store.


A candle was lit in memory of Kerry Allen McDaniel

Alan&Kim Russell Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

May God welcome you into his heavenly place. May your family find peace during this sorrowful time. God Bless you my friend. Diana, Billy and Brooke Thompson

Diana, Billy and Brooke Thompson Feb 10 2021 12:00 AM

My condolence to Vickie and her family. Kerry was my colleague in the Department for Environmental Protection. My prayers are for Vickie's recovery.

Tim Kuryla, Lexington, DEP, Division of Water 1980 to 2003.

Timothy Kuryla Feb 10 2021 12:00 AM

Kerry was a customer of mine but more importantly he was a friend. I send my condolences to his family and co-workers. I pray for God's Peace to everyone impacted by his passing. Rest in peace Kerry, I will miss you!

Scott Pekar - Worldwide Equipment Feb 8 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kerry Allen McDaniel

Dan and Terri Walkup Feb 8 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kerry Allen McDaniel

Elaine Reynolds Feb 7 2021 12:00 AM

Kerry McDaniel was a true friend to everyone he met.
I began working for him 30 years ago with Environmental Protection. He became more like a brother to me than coworker.
I grieve for his family and pray they heal from their loss.
Hes one that cant be replaced.

Robbie McGuffey Feb 7 2021 12:00 AM

It is with a saddened heart that I wish to express my sincere condolences to Vicki and family at the passing of a good man, whom it was a pleasure and privilege to have known. As a close friend of ours once said, People are a dime a dozen but human beings are rare. Kerry was truly a great human being. Godspeed, Jeff.

Jeff Pratt Feb 7 2021 12:00 AM


Words cannot express the sympathy I feel for you. Kerry and I were classmates for 12 years and continued to be friends as we left for college. I would see him some in Bowling Green. Kerry always had a smile on his face and always kind spoken. I'm sure he will be missed by many. Fly high Kerry.

Belinda Waters-Culton

Belinda Waters-Culton Feb 7 2021 12:00 AM

During my ten years of living and working in Hart county, I am thankful I got the opportunity to meet Kerry and see how much he did for his community. It seemed to me he was never the type to push himself out in front and take credit for SO many jobs well done. He was content to work harder than anyone else in the background...tirelessly, with determination and grit. I remember organizing many river cleanups over the years, and Kerry was always willing to help in whatever way he could. I was also amazed and inspired by his unwavering drive to clean up dump sites all around Hart county, to help the beauty of this country really shine through despite the sometimes ugly hand of man. Year after year, Kerry applied for grants and special funding that he could bring into Hart county in order to clean up countless old illegal dumpsites. If you've never applied for and managed grant funding before, I'm here to tell you it isn't easy and Kerry was amazing in that regard. My biggest regret with regard to Kerry is that I didn't get to know he and his family better. Curtis, I am thankful I did get a chance to meet you as well. I know you must be proud of your pop...you should be, and he no doubt was proud as hell of you. I will take inspiration in my own life after observing how Kerry lived his. He selflessly gave of himself, and he gave deeply of those most precious of commodities...time and genuine care. The best legacy we could give to Kerry would be to try and showcase a little more of his own qualities in ourselves. That'll be hard, because Kerry was special...but we all owe it to him and ourselves to try. Godspeed, Kerry, and may all the blessings of the world be upon your family.

Michael Hensley Feb 6 2021 12:00 AM

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