July 5, 2009

Friends for Tee


Ed Daniel

We will miss our good friend Ed!

Ed was Hubby’s golfing partner (the only one that was sure to make it to the course almost every weekend ‘no matter what’, over many years) and a very caring & generous friend. He loved the game of golf and my hubby loved playing with him. They had many great conversations about everything.

One of the most common conversations between them was in regards to Roo. He was genuinely concerned about Roo’s progress and future. With Ed having such a huge heart he was also the biggest contributor to Roo’s trust, assuring that he was able to remain in Special Care School. For this we will be forever grateful!

On Wednesday, July 1st, Ed called wanting to go play a round of golf. The local course had a special “$6 after 6:00pm”. Of course, Hubs was all in. He asked if I would like to walk the course with them for exercise.

We met Ed at the first hole. He was sitting on a bench waiting for us and our turn and mentioned he was pretty tired from playing golf the day before but still wanted to play. Hubby was teasing him about hitting into “Ed land” (into the trees). haha

By the time we had made it to the third hole we could see he was struggling and when the beverage girl came by he decided to get a ride back in to the club house.

We continued on until the eleventh hole and headed back to the parking lot where Ed was trying to cool off. We ended up having to call 911 after talking to his brother and they took him to the hospital where he passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2009.

~today we played for you Ed~ I know Ed would not have wanted Hubby to miss his tee time, so, for the first time ever I played a full round of golf with him. I know I was nothing close to the partner he is used to playing with but hopefully I made Ed proud!

May every hole in heaven be a hole in one for Ed!

…below is the obituary from The Oklahoman, our local newspaper

Edwin Daniel Jr.

Edwin Curtis Daniel JR passed away on July 2, 2009. He was born on October 29, 1947 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He graduated in 1965 from U.S. Grant High School. He then went on to college at Oklahoma State University and graduated in 1971 with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin Curtis Daniel SR and Lois Hunter Daniel. He left to cherish his many loving memories and gifts to this earth his 2 children: Carrie Christine Rodgers of San Antonio, Texas and Kevin Curtis Daniel of Maumelle, Arkansas; his 2 grandchildren, who were the apple of his eye -- Emily Nicole Daniel and Jace Aransas Rodgers; a son-in-law, Michael Rodgers, a daughter-in-law, Nancy Daniel, a sister, Sharon Shaw of Tuttle; a brother, Don Daniel of Oklahoma City; a brother-in-law, Dell Shaw; and a sister-in-law, Carolyn Daniel; and a host of family and friends who meant the world to him. Ed was employed with Mustang Fuel for over 23 years. Previously he worked for The Economy Company and American Educational Computer. Everyone who loved Ed knew he had a passion for golf, horse racing, basketball and was an OSU Cowboy at heart. He was a loving, caring, generous man. Everywhere he went, from Remington Park to OKC Thunder games and to even the dry cleaners, he always saw a friend. A visitation will be held on Monday, July 6, 2009, 8am-9pm at Chapel Hill Funeral Home. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 7, at 10:00 am in the funeral home chapel, with interment at 2:00 pm at the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, Oklahoma. Memorial donations may be made to a charity close to Ed's heart, The Cole Keathley Trust Fund at http://www.caringforcole.blogspot.com/. Flowers will be provided by Jewel Box Florist, 4205 South Penn, (405) 681-6671. Pallbearers are Stan Weed, Joe Keathley, Brandon Newport, Eric Shaw, Greg Shaw and Jeremy Daniel. Honorary pallbearers are Don Daniel, Dell Shaw, and Michael Rodgers. http//www.caringforcole.blogspot.com/

We would like to give special “thanks” to Ed’s children, Carrie and Kevin, for being so caring and kind, like their father, and mentioning Cole’s site and trust. I pray that you can find comfort in knowing your father’s last moments here with us were doing the thing he loved so much…playing golf.

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Midwest Mommy said...

Oh I am so sorry. How sad but he sounds like a great man.

Annie said...

Sorry fo your loss!

Baloney said...

That's just so sad. I followed your facebook updates and was praying for a recovery. How sweet that he was such a supporter of Roo. Not many people understand these kinds of things or put their emotions in to action when it comes to special needs children.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Oh my, I'm so sorry for your loss. Ed sounds like such a wonderful man that will be missed by so many. Your blog tribute to him was beautiful. Thoughts and prayers to his family...

lov said...

i've been praying for you ever since i read your first status on facebook.
i do hope that you and your family, as well as Ed's family feels god holding you all in his hands!

Mel Fraase said...

So sad for you and his family. He sounded like a genuinely caring man. I prayed for his recoverey as soon as you told me, but we have to trust God's plan. Prayers for you now to heal!

Melinda said...

I am so sorry for your loss. He sounds like he was a wonderful and generous man.

Mrs4444 said...

Choking me up here...So sorry you lost your friend and a good man.

Maria said...

Sorry for your loss, but what an great way to recoginize him. God Bless you all during this time of healing.