Arvel Lee Dan Daniel, 83, of Altus, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 10, 2013, at the Bridges Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with Mike Merritt officiating. Burial will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.
Dan was born on Jan. 2, 1930, to Arvel M. and Lola (Graham) Daniel in Frederick. He graduated from Frederick High School. Dan married Mary E. Fleming on Sept. 11, 1948 in Frederick. Mary passed away on Oct. 16, 2012. He served his country in the United States Air Force from Jan. 27, 1947 until his retirement on June 1, 1971. He worked as a police officer while in the Air Force, and continued his law enforcement career for several years after his retirement. He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Masonic Lodge #62 in Altus. He enjoyed computers, watching Dallas Cowboy football, guns, and being with his family and friends.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary; a grandson, Paul Arvel Gittings; and two brothers, Robert and Wayne Daniel.
He is survived by two daughters, Katherine Sue Myers and husband Gary of Blair, and Denise Ann Marshal and husband James of Yukon; one son, Russell Lee Daniel and wife Nancy of Little Elm, Texas; six grandchildren, Brian Gittings of Oklahoma City, Christine Marshall Ballard and husband Brent of Wautauga, Texas, Amy Marshall of Oklahoma City, Susan Marshall of Crowder, James Marshall and wife Danielle of Hubert, N.C., and Jonathon Marshall of Norfolk, Va.; and six great-grandchildren, Rachel, Crystal, Natalie, Conrad, Lily and James, Jr.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 2501 N. Park Lane, Altus, OK 73521.
Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com