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Edward Lee McDaniel

March 25, 1966 ~ May 7, 2021 (age 55)



Edward Lee "Ed" McDaniel, 55, of Owingsville, Kentucky passed away Friday, May 7th, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital, Hospice Care Center in Lexington, Kentucky after a courageous battle with COVID-19.

He was born on March 25, 1966 in Mansfield, Ohio to the late Edward McDaniel Sr. and Bonnie J. Baker. 

Ed was passionate about his community. After graduating from Bailey's Barber College, he went on to work as a barber for over 30 years.  He was employed at Doug Gay's Barber shop where he was a listening ear, friendly voice and friend to all. He provided not only great haircuts, but a laughter-filled time in the barbershop. When he wasn't giving a child their first haircut, he was renting court day spots at bargain prices, while feeding the crowd Texas Tenderloin. He also enjoyed working alongside his friends at “BG Eats” at Bluegrass Stockyards. He was also a respected member of the Owingsville City Council. In his free time, he enjoyed working in his wood shop, assembling RC pulling trucks and using his remarkable talents to create things for his family. While he contributed a lot to his community, his greatest contribution to this world was his beautiful daughter, Kallie. 

Survivors include his daughter, Kallie Marie McDaniel-Chishko (Sergey Chishko) of Maineville, Ohio, two grandsons; Kirill Chishko and Kollin Chishko. Additional survivors include Todd Dawson and Madison Cruse of Owingsville and many other friends who will dearly miss him.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 13th, 2021 in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Owingsville with Pastors Aaron Conn and Jackie Anderson officiating.

Burial will follow in the Lovely-Amburgey Cemetery in Jeffersonville, Kentucky. 

Visitation at the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Owingsville will begin at 6:00 PM on Wednesday. 

Serving as pallbearers will be: Tim Anderson, Billy Todd Dawson, Christopher Gay, David Mitchell Gay, Doug Gay,  David Joe Dennis, David Jackson and Dallas Whisman

Honorary pallbearers include: Kirill Chishko, Kollin Chishko, Clyde Nash Whisman,  and all those affected by COVID-19.


*The family kindly ask that everyone strictly follow the COVID-19 mandates of wearing a mask and practice social distancing.

*Contributions in memory of Edward Lee McDaniel are suggested to the Team Kentucky COVID-19 Memorial Fund at

The Michael R. Gray Funeral Home, 89 Slate Avenue,  Owingsville, Kentucky has been entrusted with the arrangements for Edward Lee McDaniel.

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May 12, 2021

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Michael R. Gray Funeral Home
89 Slate Avenue
Owingsville, KY 40360

Funeral Service
May 13, 2021

11:00 AM
Michael R. Gray Funeral Home
89 Slate Avenue
Owingsville, KY 40360