In 1965, Danny married Norma Reeves and soon after they were the parents of beloved musician and Ravenell’s rockstar, Robert Collins. Robbie passed away on December 5th, 2020.
Danny went on to work in power plant operations for Fluor Corporation. During those years, he met Marla Taylor. They married and had Kassie, while living in Raleigh, NC. He spent years coaching Kassie to become the starting softball pitcher for Mandeville High School in Louisiana. Through incredible work ethic and dedication, Danny went on to become a Senior Director of Operations, a role that took him across the country for several important energy infrastructure projects. He retired after 40 years of employment.
During his retirement years, Danny loved God and church and the New Orleans Saints. He enjoyed traveling with his family, daily stock trading and politics, fishing, and winning casino trips. He was also an avid handyman, often fixing things near and far away. Danny was devoted to the people in his inner circle, and everyone knew they could always count on him. If you were in that circle and went to dinner with him, he always picked up the tab.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law; Kassie and Vitor Souza of Lake Tahoe, CA, a sister; Susan Ward of Greenwood, SC, his girlfriend; Dianne Dupre of Covington, LA, and six beautiful grandchildren; Katelyn, Lexie, Tori, Milana, Siena, and Julian.
Funeral Services will be held at Holly Springs Baptist Church in Inman, SC at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 15, 2022 conducted by Rev. Sean Fortner. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.