In Loving Memory

David G. Daniels

July 8, 1955 - June 19, 2022

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Friday Jul 8th  11:00 am

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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.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Ron Stracener

    Loyce, I was so saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Dave. Dave was truly a great person, a dedicated Christian and a good friend. He was a man’s man and not afraid to stand up for what he believed, and he believed in God so much that he would tell someone what God had done for him.
    He will be missed by those who knew him, and the memories of our time on this earth will go on.
    God grant you peace and grace to continue without such a great husband as Dave was.

  2. Sharyn Bohannon

    As a client of Lee and Dave during the remodel of my home I had the pleasure of conversations with Dave about our shared Faith. A man of discipline and enormous talent , Dave has left a legacy through his Faith walk and through his beautifully constructed building projects.. and every time I walk into my new gorgeous kitchen , sit down at the island Dave made by hand for me using only a photo I sent over to him … I think of Dave with a smile on my face and gratitude in my heart.
    My sincere condolences to your family. He will be missed by all who have had the honor of knowing him.

  3. Jerry and Jeanie Tyson

    We are praying for you in the loss of David. He left behind a testimony that will endure for eternity! Our heartfelt condolences to Loice and Tom…a parting that will only be temporary! We love you and are honored to lift you up in prayer during this time…Jerry and Jeanie

  4. Regina Layton

    Loyce, I’m so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Yet thankful to have known him and thankful we’ll one day see him again. We are praying for you and your entire family and friends. Dave touched a lot of people and he will never be forgotten.

  5. Erika Alcathie

    Mr. Dave was such a special man! My family and I loved serving along side him years ago at CityHope. We saw the love he had for our Lord and how he loved sharing his faith in children’s ministry. He will be missed! Sending our thoughts, prayers and hugs to Ms. Loyce and all of his family.

  6. Dean Banning

    Dave was my friend. I don’t know what to say other than I valued him and respected him more than I let him know. I miss him and I feel the loss but I rejoice at his gain.

  7. Iris Fulton

    Loyce, we were saddened to hear about your loss of Dave. He was a good man with a strong work ethic and a loving spirit. Please know we’re praying for you and your family.


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