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Date published: 1/6/2013

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"Speaking of more meaningful relationships, I will admit that while I always believed in God, I never really did much with it. I am thankful for all you who were proactive in being so open and comfortable sharing your faith in Jesus Christ. I accepted Christ and can honestly say that I have felt different and felt relieved that I could stop "being on the sidelines." Recognizing the love that surrounded me was a gift from God. I encourage all of you to go beyond just a simple belief and actively pursue the gifts that God, through the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, has for you. It has provided a welcome peace to me these past couple of years. It is real and is available to all of you.

"I have been blessed with a great and extended family. My wife of 31 years, Brenda, has been a constant source of support and affection. She has been a tireless and willing companion through the good and the bad, and I sincerely appreciate her willingness to join me on this life's ride. We had some fun. I love you and your wanting to share your life with me.

"In addition to Brenda, I am survived by my two sons and their wives and children, Steve and Becky (three sons and one daughter) and Mark and Debbie (three sons); my stepchildren and their children, Keith and Katrine Dunn (five sons and two daughters) and Kimberly Dunn and husband Doug Westby-Gibson (one son and one grandson). I am also survived by my brother, Eugene.

"I was preceded in death by my beautiful and loving stepdaughter Kyra Dunn Chrisemer.

"It has been a rich, wonderful life that I have fully enjoyed. I regret that I cannot name all of the people and pursuits that are meaningful to me but please know and believe that you are appreciated and deeply cared about. I believe that I'm now breathing the freshest, cleanest air and I'll be partaking of it vigorously. I may even take a light jog. I hope the steamed crabs are big and meaty, and I'm betting the beverages are going to be ice-cold.

"I look forward to you joining me. I implore you to embrace, accept and strengthen your faith, tell your family you love them and make the difference in someone's life. God bless and Godspeed." With deepest and sincerest affection, Danny.

Danny went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. A celebration service will be led by his longtime friend and pastor, Jack Marcom Jr., at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Spotswood Baptist Church in Fredericksburg. Family visitation will follow at the church.

Interment in the family's burial plot will occur at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to do natelife.net, or to the American Lung Association at lung.org


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