Danny Mack Gantt

September 5, 1936August 7, 2014

Danny Mack Gantt was born on September 5, 1936 in Lavaca, Arkansas. Later Danny’s family relocated to Fresno, California where he attended school and graduated from Roosevelt High School. Danny joined the United States Air Force where he was honorably discharged in 1963 from Castle Air Force Base in Atwater, California. It was during that time he met the love of his life Connie and they spent 55 wonderful years together in Merced raising their children and grandchildren.

After his discharge from the Air Force he worked as a Warehouse Manager for 26 years. Following his retirement he partnered with his wife Connie as a realtor and also managing their business Grandma’s Antiques. They enjoyed spending their off time antiquing and at Chukchansi playing the slots. He also liked spending time with his friends and family on the golf course and teaching his grandchildren how to make the perfect pickle martini.

Danny is survived by his loving wife Connie; her brother Bernie and sister Joanne; his two daughters, Mickey Arancibia and Shirlee Kemps Patton and husband, George; 6 granchildren; Sara Kemps Andrews and husband Ridge, Stacie Arancibia, Paula Arancibia, Chase Kemps and wife, Sarah, Rachel Patton, and Richard Arancibia; five great-grandchildren, Gage, Gambull, Gannon, Sophie, and Camden; sister, Emma, Doris, Sally, and Frances; brothers, Robert and Elvert Jr.; and his beloved fur babies; cats, Boomer, Zippy, and Porch Cat.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Elvert Sr. and Margaret as well as his two brothers, Pee Wee and James.

Family and Friends are invited to join in celebration of Danny’s life Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, 1490 B Street, Merced, CA with an interment immediately following at the Garden of Valor at Evergreen Memorial Park. Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #83 and V.F.W. Post #4327 Honor and Color Guard.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Merced SPCA, P.O. Box 929, Merced, CA 95341 or American Legion Post 83 939 West Main Street, Merced, CA 95340.

Arrangements under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, Merced, CA.


  • Funeral Service Friday, August 15, 2014

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Mai & Steve Meidinger

August 20, 2014

Connie, Mickey, and Family-
We are so sorry to hear about Danny's passing. He was a very kind and gentle man. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

August 18, 2014

I am so very sorry to see that Mr. Gantt passed. He was a very kind man. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Barbara Good

Patty & Rusty Moore

August 15, 2014

Our Prayers have been for Connie and the Gannt family, Danny is one of the sweetest and loving men I have ever met. We will all be together one day again and I Pray Connie stays strong and keeps her Faith like Danny would want of her. Danny we Love You!

Scott R. Rufer

August 15, 2014

Connie, Shirley & Micky, It has been many moons since I had seen you all However when I saw of your Father's passing I see some memories & wish you all the very best of memories of your Dad & the fine family he has. Peace, Scott R. Rufer

Todd Gantt

August 13, 2014

Rest in Peace Uncle Danny. Our family will miss you dearly. LOVE you! Todd Gantt

Mark Cumings

August 12, 2014

Connie, Mickey, and Shirley, My thoughts and prayers are with you in this trying time. So sorry to hear of Danny's passing. All the best to you all. Whole lotta love!

Valora & Steve Teranishi

August 12, 2014

Dear Mickey, Connie, Shirlee, & Families,
We are so saddened to learn of Danny's passing. We know the sense of loss that comes with losing one's Dad & our hearts go out to you all. Keep his fond memories alive in your hearts & he will always be with you. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
Valora & Steve Teranishi

chris marchese

August 12, 2014

shirlee and micki
sorry to hear of your fathers thoughts and prayers to you and your famlies

Wayne & Willa

August 12, 2014

Connie Shirl George and Mickey We are so saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Edwina Cole

August 12, 2014

Connie,I remember Danny as such a great guy. My sincere condolences to you and your family.