Daniel Alan Read

May 30, 2003March 3, 2019
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Services to celebrate the life of Daniel Alan Read, 15, will be held 2:00 pm Monday, March 11, 2019 at Gateway Baptist Church. The family will receive family and friends immediately following the service. There will be a private graveside service.

Daniel was born in Columbia on May 30, 2003. He was a sophomore at Dutch Fork High School. Daniel was exuberant and full of life, loved video games and his friends. A huge part of his life was playing soccer. For 10 years, he played for Coach Ty Nguyen and his Panther teams. Daniel's latest passion was his rescue dog, Lilo, whom he adored.

As a young man Daniel was introduced to God’s grace and teachings. He believed in Jesus Christ as his Savior and held 1 Timothy 1: 15-16 as his life verse. Those left to cherish his memories include his parents, Alan and Stephanie Read; a sister, Rachel Read; maternal grandparents, Monica and Andrew Wadium; paternal grandmother, Carole A. Forshee; aunts and uncles Michelle McKnight, Elizabeth and Steve Capelli, Andrew Wadium, Jr. and Frank Read; cousins Evan Read, Morgan Mawhinney, Francesca Capelli and Jayleigh Read.

The family wishes to extend a thank you to honorary grandparents, Jo and Al Amancio and their family for the love and care they have given over the years.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Pets Inc, 300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia, SC / or to South Carolina Youth Suicide Prevention at



  • Celebration of Life Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Gathering of Family and Friends Monday, March 11, 2019


  • Place of Rest

Daniel Alan Read

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Lori Brown

March 11, 2019

My daughter Kennedy Harris is a friend of Daniel’s. They attended Dutch Fork Elementary, Middle and High School together. Daniel was the only boy at Kennedy’s birthday party in the 3rd grade! He was such a trooper with all those giggly girls! We cannot express how deeply sorrowed we are for your loss. We will all be praying for peace for you all and I know that God has His loving arms around sweet Daniel. May the power of prayer and God’s Grace and Mercy abound upon you all in this horrific time. God Bless you all 🙏❤️

Jessica Beam

March 11, 2019

Hello Daniel Read and the family
Me and my boyfriend and my brother says good bye Daniel

Cynthia Johnson

March 9, 2019

Daniel was my fourth grade student at DFES, and learning of his death is heartbreaking. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

With deepest sympathy.

Olivia Fowler

March 8, 2019

Richard Strom

March 8, 2019

Our hearts are saddened with the news of your loss. I know words can never express the pain you are feeling right now but hopefully prayer and time will mend your wounds. Though we have never met, Carole Forshee is my Great Aunt and so in this great big world, that makes us family. Please know that you are in my family's prayers.

Our deepest condolences,

The Strom Family
Dickson, TN

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

Jessica Wilson

March 7, 2019

Mrs. Stephanie and family,

My heart pours out to you all. I pray God can cover over your family during this time of need.

Matthew 5:4
Psalm 73:26

My condolences,
Jessica, Zy’Mirah and Zachariah

Sloane Davis

March 7, 2019

Daniel and I were never really that close but when we were younger we used to always play in the neighborhood together with all the other kids. We would always play soccer or manhunt , those were always his favorite to play. But the thing I remember most about him is his genuine smile that he constantly carried. I want to send you my prayers during this time and let y’all know that you’re not alone. Daniel will be missed greatly.

Emilie Burwick

March 7, 2019

Daniel was never a student of mine, but after having taught Rachel in second grade, he became one of mine. My favorite memory is all hugs I have received over the years from the Read Family, including Daniel. You guys all have and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers in the days, weeks, and months to come. Love you!

Suzanne Ringer

March 7, 2019

Alan, Stephanie and Rachel,
Our hearts are heavy for you and your family. Daniel will be missed by all of us in our neighborhood. He was always polite and kind with that big smile. I know he is resting in the arms of God. Please let us know if you need anything. Our love and prayers are with you.
Suzanne, Jim and Jamee Ringer

Melissa Wicker

March 7, 2019

Keeping you in our prayers.

Melissa, Jason, Maddie & Brooke