David Gwyn “Dave” Daniels, age 66, went home to be with the Lord on Father’s Day, June 19, 2022. He was born in Tuscaloosa, AL on July 8, 1955, and lived most of his life in Alabama and Houston, Texas.
David (Dave, Papa, or Uncle Papa) lived life out loud. Loving the Lord with all his heart and absolutely adoring his family. He always said that his three best friends were God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The love of going on mission trips lit a passion in him from the very first one as it changed his life forever. He believed all of us should experience living beyond ourselves, serving our Heavenly Father and sharing His love. Whether on a mission trip, working in the children’s ministry, men’s ministry, cooking, or other outreaches, he always felt honored to serve. He would encourage you all to let God work in you through loving and serving others. One of his biggest thrills was watching his grandchildren go on a mission trip with their parents.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert O’Gwyn Daniels, Shirley Snowden Daniels; grandparents, Mamie and Lenzie Daniels and David and Eunice Snowden of Conecuh County, AL; mother-in-law, Helen Allison St. Clair and father-in-law, Fred W. St. Clair.
He is survived by his beloved wife of almost 30 years, Loyce Anne St. Clair Daniels; children, David Kyle Daniels of Ward, CO and Lenzie Daniels (Clay) Lane of Auburn, AL. Also surviving are his grandchildren, William Knox Lane and Stella Wade Lane; his siblings, Debra Ann Daniels of Evergreen, AL, James Mark (Martha) Daniels of Helena, AL, Jeffrey Stuart (Kelly) Daniels of Atmore, AL, Leigh Daniels (Keith) Ross of Evergreen, AL; brothers-in-law, Fred Weems (Maureen) St. Clair of Natchez, MS, Thomas Reed (Elizabeth) St. Clair of Pensacola, FL; nieces and nephews, Kaitlin, Trent, Joseph, Alex, Jace, Zach, Jefferson, Christopher, Carrie, Aubin, Helena and Carmen plus six great nieces and nephews.
We would also like to acknowledge and thank our friends, co-workers, and City Hope Church Family for their ongoing support. With a special thank you to Jan (JB) and Cad Beale who, along with being special friends that are our brothers and sisters in Christ, walked with us united by a love for our joint children and grandchildren.
May God richly bless you and your families as you continue to grow in Christ.
A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022, at City Hope Church in Malbis, AL at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation prior to the service beginning at 10:00 AM. Officiating will be Rev. Jerry Taylor.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Kingdom Builders” at City Hope Church so that the missions that Dave felt so passionately about can go on. https://cityhope.cc/outreach/kingdom-builders-2020/
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.