David Louis Daniel

August 6, 1942February 5, 2021

David Louis Daniel, of Waco, TX, died on February 5, 2021 at the age of 78.

David, born on August 6, 1942 in, Waco, to Reverend Tom and Fay Daniel, was a life-long educator who dedicated his life to improving public schools and the lives of people with disabilities. From driving a school boat on the Grand Bayou, to sharing his love of flowers as a Master Gardener, even schooling his friends in dominoes, David was a teacher at heart. He was an avid traveler, a tireless volunteer helping with everything from soup kitchens to plant sales, and a passionate Baylor Men’s Basketball and Lady Bears fan. Most importantly, he let friends and family know how very much he loved them.

David is survived by his wife and best friend since college, Fran Daniel; son, James Daniel and wife Kristy; daughter, Francine Daniel Galko and husband Joseph; step-children, Matt Carter and wife, Amie, Missy James and husband, Steve, Brad Carter and wife Nancy; sisters, Ann Talley, Mary McCauley and husband, Don; and diligently-walked shorkie, CJ. He was blessed with 12 beloved grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Pursue Enrichment) organization 595 S Ragsdale St., Jacksonville, TX 75766. Many thanks to loving neighbors.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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Jackie Holdbrook Ivie

February 14, 2021

Ann and Mary and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I will always remember growing up at Tabernacle with you all and your mom and dad. Y’all are like family to us. So many memories and I know God will be welcoming David into heaven and he’s with all who have gone before us. May he wrap his arms around you all during this sad time. Prayers and hugs for you.

Judy Peters

February 9, 2021

I am sorry Mary to read about your brother, David. I had
a brother who I dearly miss too