Thomas Daniels, Jr.


Mr. Thomas Daniels, Jr. (Affectionately known as ‘Byrd’ by his family and friends), 70, transitioned this life on June 18, 2021. Thomas was born on March 29, 1951 in Dayton, OH to Jack Nesmith and June Thomas-Boykins (cared for by grandparents) Thomas J Daniels, Sr. and Eloise Daniels of Dayton, Ohio.

He is preceded in death by parents Jack (Catherine) Nesmith, Columbus, Ohio June Thomas-Boykins, grandparents Thomas and Eloise Daniels, Sr. Siblings Calvin Smith and Jackie Webb Special friend Charlotte M. Clayton.

Thomas attended Paul Dunbar High School in Dayton, OH. After high school, Thomas served in The United States Army. Thomas moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1977. Where he made the Mt. Vernon community his home until his death.

Those who remain to cherish memories of Tommy ‘Byrd’ his children son Thomas J Daniels III; daughter Afrika M Jackson; son Milan Daniels. Grandchildren; Todd, Marcus, Mynia, Tyriq, Trashaawn, Jalin and Marwan (known as Hustle & Flow). Great Grandchildren; Adonis and Mila Gross and Blessen Daniels includes a host loving relatives and special friends; Stevie Whitson, Jr, Marty Perkins, Sr., Daughter in Love Nettey Gaulding.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral Service 2:00pm Saturday , July 3rd, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Daniels Family, visit


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Condolence Messages

  1. Annette Gaulding

    My prayers and condolences goes out to Africa & Thomas and the grandkids and great grandkids of Thomas (Tommy Byrd)Daniels Jr.

  2. So sorry to hear this! I will never forget the stories you told me and the laughs we shared.

  3. Kita Clark-Powell

    Prayers and condolences to all of us at this difficult time. Family, I love y’all and will continue to pray for comfort and strength.

  4. Charlotte Peoples

    Brother never are you forgetten up there with some of the best God make happy and whole thinking of will always make me happy

  5. Connie Myrick

    My prayers, condolences and love to the family of Tommy Byrd Daniels. Thomas and Milan I am here for you as well as others, just a phone call away. I love you,❤️.

  6. Ronald Beauford

    Uncle Tommy Bird I will always remember you.

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