Clayton DANIELS, JR.

obit DANIELS,CASEYDANIELS, JR. , Clayton “Casey” born on November 6, 1966 in Pontiac, MI passed away on August 6, 2016 at his residence in Mesa, AZ.

Visitation 11.a.m. and Funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, August 19th, 2016 at Swartz Funeral Home 1225 West Hill Road, Pastor Will Henson officiating.  Internment at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI.  A celebration of life and meal will be held at VFW Post 3720, 3131 S. Elms Rd, Swartz Creek where he was a member of the men’s auxiliary.

Casey’s memory lives on through his cherished Grandmother Stodgel, his father Clayton and mother Yolanda, his wife Maxine, his former wife Jennifer, his beloved daughter Nicole, his step daughters Jill and Rachel, his sisters Melody and  De De, his bubby Kevin, his brothers-in-law Jim, Jeff, Mike, and Dave, his sisters-in-law Gina, Brenda, Jane, Kris and Kim, his nieces Jessica, Bailey, Tara, Alison, Hannah, Clara, Lucy, Karlie, and Crystal, his nephews, Sean, Noah, and AJ, 2 grandsons Nicholas and Lukyan, numerous aunts, uncles, great nieces and nephews and his Chocolate Lab Hooah.

Casey started wearing a uniform as a junior firefighter while in High School. He served 10 years on the Independence Township Fire Department, #3.  Casey has active patents on displays in F16 fighter jets during his tenure as an Engineer for over 20 years.  He loved his job as a security guard for Leisure World in Mesa, AZ where he started the Good Morning Patrol.

Casey’s laugh and smile lit up all who knew him, from the bicycle gang of Pine Knob Lane, to the trips to Wisconsin and Mackinaw Island, from the weddings of friends and classmates to the tractor club gatherings, to mentoring Robotics Teams, to traveling to Florida with family, camping at Washakie, trips to South Dakota with Kevin and later Maxine, to Aruba, to Arizona, his VFW “down and out” club, the American Legion; everyone who knew him cherished him in some way.  His stories were always so interesting and will be momentously unforgettable by all who created them with him or heard them from him.  As long as the stories are shared he will not soon be forgotten.

It was his wishes to thank his mentors for their support through his lifetime, Uncle Sonny Daniels, Father-in-Law Jerald Westall and deceased mentors Grandpa Stodgel and Ray LaBarge.

Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors or Victory Gym in Brownstown Township.


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