Daniel Gaylourd, 33

Daniel Lucas Gaylourd, 33, of rural Wabash, died at approximately 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Wabash County. 

He was born Feb. 8, 1984, in Marion, to Gary T. Gaylourd and Dawn (Shenefield) Dennison.

Daniel attended Southwood High School where he played football and wrestled and also attended Ivy Tech Community College.  He joined the Indiana National Guard in May of 2007 and was deployed to Iraq in 2008 in support of the global war on terrorism. During his service he received various awards and decorations.

Daniel also enjoyed spending time with family and friends and working on cars. His life, although it may have been brief, was filled with experience and gratitude. He will be remembered as a loving father, and a defender of this nation and its values. Some of the best experiences of his life were while serving in the military and spending time with his children.

He is survived by his two sons, Lucas J. Gaylourd and Seeley J. Gaylourd, both of Wabash; mother and step-father, Dawn and Keith Dennison, and father and step-mother, Gary T. and Bobbi Gaylourd all of Wabash; brothers and sisters, Jacob (Rachel) Kelly of Fort Campbell, Ky., Jesse Kelly, Winter (Jesse) Lawson, Leigh-Ann Gaylourd, Justin Kelly, and Shutauna Kelly all of Wabash; grandparents, Charlene Gaylourd of Wabash, Jerry Shenefield of LaFontaine, and Marlene Neeley of Wabash. 

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Russell and Rita Pauley, Gerald Gaylourd, Virginia Shenefield, Robert Neeley, and Purvis and Thelma Dennison.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave, Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating.  Burial will be in Marion National Cemetery, Marion.  Friends may call 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is to Daniel's sons, Lucas and Seeley.

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Posted on 2017 Sep 12