Daniel Wayne Edenfield
September 13, 1956 – March 29, 2021
Daniel Wayne Edenfield was born on September 13, 1956 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania and passed away on March 29th, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
He leaves behind his devoted husband James (Jim) Spicer, his brothers Timothy Edenfield of Virginia Beach, Edward Edenfield of Cary, N.C., sisters Kathryn Clark of Waverly, W.Va, Rhonda Tomei of Virginia Beach, Betty Collins of Knoxville, Tn, and Clara Humphries of Folsom, Ca. He was preceded in death by his parents Osella and Ewing Edenfield, and a brother Robert Edenfield. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews that he loved very much, as well as several close friends that he considered family.
Dan loved life. He wanted to enjoy and participate in everything. He loved music and actually studied music in college before switching to nursing. He loved playing the piano. He loved to travel and traveled extensively including over twenty cruises. He loved people and he loved to laugh. He always had a winning smile, and never met a stranger. He just had a way about him of making people want to be his friend, and he had many people in his life that he considered close friends. He loved deeply and was loved deeply by many. He was generous to a fault and always tried to help anyone that came to him. He became a Rn. in the 80’s and moved to Atlanta. He began his career at Crawford Long Hospital (now known as Emory Hospital Midtown) working in the Cardio Thoracic ICU unit. After many years he stepped back from nursing and along with his former partner Michael May ran two very successful gift and accessories stores called Hospitality House. They closed the stores in 2004 and he returned to nursing at Emory Midtown working in the Cardio Thoracic step down unit until he retired in 2015. He and Jim moved to Florida until fall of 2020 when they decided to move back to Atlanta, a city that he truly loved.
His funeral arrangements are being handled by H.M. Patterson Funeral Home Oglethorpe Hill. He is being cremated and there is no visitation. A Celebration of Life will be planned in the near future. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor can be made to the American Liver Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, or in light of recent events, a food bank in your local community.
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Daniel Wayne Edenfield
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March 31, 2021
Danny, my little brother...so many happy memories of you in my life ! How do we live without you? God blessed me with the best family ! The sweetest memories are whenever you, and the rest of our siblings made our way home to Aliquippa, and the laughter and conversations could always be heard outside in the circle ! Thank you, Danny for every single funny story you have told...those will help to get us through the rest of our lives ! I imagine there's a lot more laughter now in heaven since you arrived there ! I love you, Danny, and so glad that God let me be your big sister !
March 31, 2021
Danny and Donny!
Over 50 years of FRIENDSHIP!
I spent the BEST years of my life with Dan. I feel that half of me is missing! We anticipated each other's words many times! We laughed until we cried until our sides hurt and out of breath!
May he Rest in Peace with Family and Friends along with making them ALL Laugh in Heaven!
Jim may God Bless you for being a Wonderful Partner in Life that made him SO Happy!
MAY THE PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM AND MAY HIS SOUL AND ALL THE SOULS OF THE FAITHFULLY DEPARTED THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE!