Jerry Arlen Daniels

jerry daniels

December 16, 1942 ~ January 2, 2022

Born in: Steubenville, Ohio
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Veteran and longtime attorney, Jerry Arlen Daniels, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Jerry was born on December 16, 1942 in Steubenville, Ohio to the late Charles and Alice Daniels. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sharon Elizabeth Acker; three children, Adria Daniels (Timothy Yates), Jarred Acker “Josh” Daniels (Elizabeth “Mitzi” Phillips), Alexia Daniels Claborn; seven grandchildren, Catherine Wike Cheney (David), Martha Elizabeth “Ellie” Daniels, Phillips Acker Daniels, Alice Katherine “Kate” Daniels, Stephen L.“Beau” Claborn Jr., Hunter Wasson Claborn, and John Benton Claborn; one great grandchild, Elizabeth Jewell Cheney; two brothers, Kim Charles Daniels (Mercedes) and Ross Thomas Daniels; and beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Jerry Daniels was a true American patriot. As a proud Marine, Jerry served his country during the Vietnam War. At the end of his enlistment he met his beloved wife, and they started the family to which he dedicated his life. Integrity, loyalty, and an abundance of love was at the core of his family, and his legacy is virtuously reflected in them.

Jerry relocated to the Atlanta area in 1973, living first in Lilburn and residing in Lawrenceville for the past 21 years. Jerry Daniels graduated from John Marshall Law School in 1977. His law career flourished with the founding of Daniels and Taylor, P.C.. Jerry Daniels was a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers with admittance to practice in state, federal, and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Georgia. Jerry was an avid volunteer for the Georgia High School Mock Trial competition and loved sharing his passion for the law with the youth of the community.

Jerry Daniels was a member of the Methodist Church, but most of his friends would know him as an Ohio State Buckeye.

Services will be Friday, January 7, 2022 at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Visitation is from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM with funeral services in the chapel immediately following.

Funeral will be live streamed by Wages and Sons Funeral Home at

The family wishes memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and Tunnels to Towers Foundation.


Visitation: January 7, 2022 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Service: January 7, 2022 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. CandleImageJerry was one in a million, and he will be missed. He was a very strong man, with a heart of gold. Rest In Peace, old friend. I am contributing monthly to Wounded Warrior Project in your honor.

  2. Knowing that Jerry has been lifted up to Heaven in the Palms of the Lord’s hands. I hope will help ease the families pain. The Buckeyes won one for Jerry. Rest in peace Mr. Jerry.

  3. CandleImageMr. Daniels will be missed by many, he was a great man, one of the best I have ever known. Love to all of his family.

  4. I sure loved you Mr. D. Thank you for always welcoming me into your home and loving me and my family. I will miss you. You were the strongest person I’ve ever known. Prayers going up for all the family who I love so dearly. ❤

  5. CandleImageMr Daniels was loved and he especially loved his family. I knew him through his beautiful wife, Sharon. They adored each other so much. Sir, you will be missed. Much comfort, love and peace to the family.

  6. Our heartfelt sympathy and caring prayers for you and your family. May the love of God and the gift of time bring you comfort and healing through the loss you’re feeling now.

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