Ray Daniel

Ray Allen Daniel Jr.

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Ray Allen DANIEL, Jr. 2/19/1963 ~ 4/25/2011 Allen went peacefully to greet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by the love of his life with whom he celebrated 20 years of marriage in January, and three dearly loved children: Sydney (16), Conner (13) and Will (12). He is also survived by his parents, Ray and Janet Daniel (Cashiers, NC), his sister Beth and her husband Tommy Holder (Atlanta, GA) and their children Lindsey and Kelsey, his stepdaughter Barbara Rea and her husband Dave (San Diego, CA) as well as many in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. Allen was born February 19, 1963 in Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Westminster School (Atlanta, GA) and Vanderbilt University where he received a degree in Electrical Engineering. After college he worked for Tectura Corporation, AT&T Wireless, Stanford Telecom and Westinghouse. It was at Westinghouse where he found himself working on projects with his future wife Jody. In the Fall of 1999 Allen and Jody moved cross country for a new job alongside an old friend in Seattle, WA. Allen liked to travel. He enjoyed bachelor and family adventures with his lifelong friend Ted Warren and his family as well as holidays with Jody and the children. He enjoyed worship, volunteering and meeting with his men's group from church. Allen was very handy and completed projects alongside his father and his children. Recently, he had a new hobby producing a number of beautiful stained glass pieces. He enjoyed being part of the King's Schools community. Allen's favorite pastimes were watching his children play sports and creating in the kitchen and around the grill. The family will receive visitors on Friday, April 29, 2011 from 3:30pm - 5:30pm at Beck's Funeral Home, 405 5th Ave., Edmonds, WA. A celebration of Allen's life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave N. Edmonds, WA officiated by Community Christian Fellowship. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, gifts be made to King's Schools (kingsschools.org ) Community Christian Fellowship, (ccfedmonds.org), or the cancer organization of your choice.
Published in The Seattle Times from April 28 to April 29, 2011