Good morning,

Please keep the family of Dr. Dan Daniel in your thoughts & prayers today
as they lay Dr. Dan to rest.  The funeral services and visitation are
today, Sunday, May 21st.

*From:* Patsie T Cannon <[log in to unmask]>
*Date:* May 20, 2017 at 6:36:27 PM EDT
*To:* "Patsie T. Cannon" <[log in to unmask]>
*Subject:* *Dr. O. G. (Dan) Daniel*

Dr. O. G. (Dan) Daniel passed away at his home on May 18, 2017.  He was the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard DeForest and Martha Ann White Daniel. Born in
Paris, Arkansas, he attended public school there graduating from Paris High
School in 1940. Following his graduation from Arkansas State Teachers
College, he served in the Armed Forces during World War II. He then
received a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Maryland in 1949
and his M.S. and his Doctorate from Oklahoma State University in 1957.

He served as Associate Professor of Animal Science and then Dean of
Agriculture at Panhandle A&M College in Goodwill, Oklahoma. In 1958, he was
appointed head of the University of Georgia Extension Animal Science
Department and retired as Chairman of the Division of Animal Science at the
University of Georgia in 1981.

Dr. Dan, as he was affectionately known to thousands of 4-H Club members
and others throughout the cattle industry, was an innovator and organizer.
During his time at the University of Georgia, he revitalized the 4-H
livestock program, formed the Beef Cattle Improvement Association, acted as
official judge at livestock shows in over 22 states, and supervised the
activities of over 40 animal scientists engaged in teaching, research, and
extension work.
His many awards and honors include Alpha Zeta, AG Hon, Ag Alumni Hall of
Fame, Ga Agricultural Hall of Fame, Ga Angus Hall of Fame, Ga Cattlemen
Hall of Fame, OSU Advanced Degree Graduate of Distinction and Outstanding
Extension Award from the Georgia Alumni Association. His portrait hangs in
the Cattle Industry Hall of Fame at the Saddle and Sirloin Club in
Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Dan was a member of Colbert Baptist Church where served as deacon and
teacher of the Dan Daniel Sunday School class for over 40 years. He loved
Angus cattle and was a partner with his son Randy in Partisover Ranch near
Colbert, Georgia.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 72 years, Nemah Nunnlee
Daniel. He is survived by 3 children; daughter and son in law Dannette and
Andy Denman, son and daughter in law Randy and Beth Daniel, and daughter
and son in law Pam and David Loughridge. Also surviving are 5
grandchildren; Drew and wife Ashley Denman, Mary Beth and husband Seth
Cole, Buck and wife Jenna Daniel, Whitney and husband Adam White, and Jim
Loughridge. Dr. Dan also had 4 great grandchildren; Addie Denman, Susannah
Cole, Jack Denman, Clayton Daniel and a soon to be born great grandchild
from Whitney and Adam White. A host of nieces and nephews also survive as
well as special caregivers.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3PM at Colbert First
Baptist Church with Rev. Brad Wilson and Rev. Pete Wall officiating.
Interment will follow at Colbert Cemetery. The family will receive friends
at the church fellowship hall following the interment.  In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the Dan and Nemah Daniel Scholarship Fund in the
Animal Science Department at the University of Gerogia, 425 River Road,
Athens, GA 30602 or to Colbert Baptist Church, Colbert, GA 30628.

Lord & Stephens Danielsville is in charge of arrangements.

Christa Steinkamp
Georgia Agricultural Education
Curriculum & Technology Director
216 Four Towers Building, UGA
Athens, GA 30602
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