Robert Lee Daniels, Jr., age 62, was born May 27, 1959, in Columbus, Ohio. Affectionately known as “Boo Boo” by his family, he was the oldest son of five children born to Robert Lee Daniels, Sr., and Janet Marie Daniels.
Robert attended East High School, where he developed his love for music. After playing at a school concert, he was asked to join the band of the late great R&B/soul singer, Lou Rawls. His love for music lead him to become the founder of his own group called Crossfire. He later went on to become a significant part of the band called Conspiracy for the last 31 years. Robert was also an original member of Arnett Howard & The Creole Funk band.
Robert was a dedicated employee of Ohio Wholesale Auto Sales, where he was known as “POPS.” His unconditional love for his community lead him to be known as the “Mayor of Atwood Terrace.” He was a very caring and giving person. He had a heart of “Maze & Blue.” He loved life and lived each day as if it was his last. Blessed with 62 years of life, Robert was called to his eternal rest on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, with his children and family members by his side.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Daniels, Sr.; brother, Carlos Eugene Daniels; grandparents, Walter and Daisy Daniels; nephew, Larry D. Daniels, Jr.; and uncle, Donald Williams. Robert leaves to cherish his memory: his mother, Janet M. Daniels; daughter, Keauna (Steve) Clements; sons, Robert Daniels III and Marlan (Lauren) Daniels, both of Cincinnati; brother, Larry (Rhonda) Daniels; sisters, Rosetta Daniels and Christine (Greg) Mitchell; five grandchildren, Trinity, Aaliyah, Steve, Robert IV, and Marlan, Jr.; friends, Jeffery (Country) Watkins, Antonio Blaylock, and Tim Whitmire; special friend for over 30 plus years, Brenda Fox; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends.
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