In his 89 years on Earth, Dan embodied all that it means to be a good man and a good Christian. He loved and was faithful to his wife; was a generous, encouraging, supportive and loving to his children, grandchildren and all of his family and friends.
Professionally Dan was a building inspector and home builder. He was a true artisan with drywall, tile and wood. His generosity with his skill and time were awe inspiring. He helped dozens of his friends and family over the years with major home improvement projects and never would accept a dime. he did the same with his church family. For one so pious, Dan also was one of the least judgmental people you’d ever meet. He accepted all with love and encouragement and seldom spoke poorly of anyone, except the Washington Redskins, the chief rival of his beloved Dallas Cowboys.
Dan’s great health into his senior years was an inspiration to all who knew him. He still whipped around in his 4-wheel-drive F-150 like a teenager, making record time on his frequent trips from home to Florida where, you guessed it, he did work for friends and family. Dan’s love affair with his second wife, Lucy Nugent, was straight out of a fairy tale. Both were widowed when they met in their 50’s. In the 36 years of their marriage they were never apart. They traveled, danced, sang in church choir and brought together a large and loving family. Dan will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him, but his generous spirit and his example of a life well lived serves as an inspiration. We are all better for knowing him.