Otis Daniel is a retired fire chief for the Fort Valley Fire Department, but he still assists the C.J. Edwards Funeral home from time to time.
"I've seen death and having to deal with families and it was just a natural thing to me in a sense because I love my city," Daniel said.
Which is why he ran for Peach County Coroner in 2012, but during his run, the board of elections took Daniel off the ballot.
"I got the letter stating that they was questioning what I had put on the application," he said.
Tony West, a retired fire captain, and former co-worker of Daniel's filed a complaint to disqualify Daniel as a candidate.
West said Daniel filed a false statement when he qualified to run for coroner, swearing that he was not a convicted felon.