OBITUARY

Daniel Alexander Meggs

April 14, 1990February 21, 2020
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Daniel Meggs, 29, beloved husband, son, grandson, brother, coach and friend passed away Friday, February 21, 2020, at home surrounded by his family and loved ones. Daniel fought courageously against colon cancer since he was diagnosed in May of 2017.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Jordan Meggs and unborn son, Davis; his parents, Doug and Lisa Meggs; sister, Brittany Rauch (Julian); nephews, Wills Rauch and Miller Rauch; grandmother, Libby Jackson (Jerry Reid); father-in-law, Jimmy Miller; mother-in-law, Sandy Katopodis (Jimmy Katopodis); brother-in-law, Paul Katopodis; and sister-in-law, Kristi Miller. Daniel was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl and Betty Meggs.

He was born on April 14th, 1990, in Charlotte, NC, to Doug and Lisa Meggs. Daniel was a highly successful junior golfer - qualifying for 3 consecutive US Junior Amateurs. He attended Wake Forest on a golf scholarship. Daniel shared his knowledge and love for golf as the Director of Instruction at TPC Piper Glen. He especially loved working with the juniors. He enjoyed helping the members improve their games and seeing their enjoyment with the game he loved.

Daniel’s love of golf and competition was well known. He made many lifelong friends throughout his golf career as a junior, collegiate golfer and teaching professional. Those friends went above and beyond to help create moments and gestures that provided encouragement and support throughout his illness. Although his life was intertwined tightly with golf, Daniel’s love for his wife, Jordan, inspired him to continue to fight the cancer diagnosis even though the odds were against him. He fought intensely in hopes of seeing the birth of his son but his spirit will live through his son.

Daniel was described by anyone who his path crossed as someone who always had a smile and a protective nature. Although he was suffering, he was protective of others and never wanting to cause anyone pain by sharing his declining condition in the last months. He truly loved his friends and family and was determined to protect them from hurting for him.

The family would like to thank the Levine Cancer Institute for their compassionate and exhaustive efforts to help in Daniel’s battle. A special thanks to Dr. Richard Redvanly, Dr. Reza Nazemzadeh, Dr. John Martinie, Lindsey Whitley and the staff at Levine Cancer Institute SouthPark for their extraordinary care they provided since his initial diagnosis. The family would also like to thank the members along with Denise Calia and staff of TPC Piper Glen for embracing and supporting Daniel and Jordan throughout the last 33 months.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:30 pm Monday, February 24, 2020, at McEwen Funeral Service in Mint Hill, NC. A second visitation will be held from 10:00 am until 11:45 pm Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church-Harris Campus, 7200 East W.T. Harris Boulevard in Charlotte, with a funeral service to follow at 12:00 pm in the Worship Center. Gavin Coyle, Franklin Dolan, Doug Hiney, Paul Katopodis, Fran Kopittke, Brent Meggs, Julian Rauch and John Varol will act as pallbearers.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a contribution be made to The Meggs Foundation, 5417 Old Course Drive, Charlotte, NC 28277 or The Levine Cancer Institute, 1021 Morehead Medical Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 24, 2020

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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Mark Pickford

April 2, 2020

Daniel always came into our business with that smile and great attitude. Will sure miss him we used to talk about sports etc. He was just an infectious type of individual you liked him from the start! Condolences to his family and his many friends we all feel the loss but Heaven gains a great Angel to watch over his family!

Karen Muldoon

March 5, 2020

I have fond memories when my son, Wade played junior golf with Daniel at Pine Lake when they were youngsters. One day I answered the phone and someone wanted to speak to Wade. I got excited because I thought a girl was calling but it was Daniel in his high, squeaky voice wanting Wade to come out and play a few rounds! I also remember what a nice and encouraging family Daniel had. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Karen "KB" Cline

March 1, 2020

Lisa and family, we are so sorry to hear about Daniel, my heart is breaking for you and your family. Even though I had not seen him since he was a little boy, I still can see his smiling face, always smiling. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayer!
Karen"KB" , Carl, and Ashley Cline

Elaine & Phillip Triantis

February 28, 2020

Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Phillip and Elaine

Paul Quin

February 26, 2020

May God Bless His Soul. May the Holy Spirit guide his beautiful wife and unborn child. He is in the arms of the Angels and with Christ.

Jenny Massad

February 26, 2020

Lisa and Doug, We are so very sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace and comfort in your faith that Daniel is pain free and watching from above. Your entire family will continue to be in our prayers.
Jenny and Ron

Paula Staley

February 26, 2020

Lisa and Doug, I am so sorry to hear about the great loss of your son Daniel. I didn't know until today. I would have made the trip for you. Reading the comments you raised a wonderful and caring young man that has touched so many people in his young life. May God comfort you and your family in this time of need. My prayers are with you.

Paul Rafferty

February 25, 2020

I never met Daniel...I have worked with Doug for 20 years, and we played golf together many times at company events and I marveled at how well Doug played. He said...Man, you should meet my son, Daniel. He called him Schroeder (after the Peanuts Comic strip character) because of the way he hunched over his putter. Every time I saw Doug... he talked about Schroeder. How proud he was... and is!

God bless the Meggs family! You are the best, and Daniel is smiling down on you, trust me!

Luke Bobrowski

February 25, 2020

I got to know Daniel through golf. He had a beautiful swing and incredible short game; he was the best. His self deprecating sense of humor would always make you laugh and his authenticity towards friends and strangers alike let you know he really cared. I miss him greatly but I know this is not the end of his story! God bless the Meggs family

Sharon Smith

February 25, 2020

My deepest sympathies goes to Daniel’s family. He was a teen when I met him while working with his grandmother, Libby Jackson. He always had that big genuine smile & that gorgeous head of hair. He was always such a fine, polite & caring young man. I know this time is bitter sweet knowing he won’t be able to hold his new son, but know he is with him & all of you through the life he lived. God be with all of you.

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