Daniel “Danny” Leon Williams

Daniel “Danny” Leon Williams, 40 of Huntsville died June 15, 2012 In Eureka Springs. He was born November 8, 1971 in Denison, Texas to Houston and Kathlene Williams.

Danny served in the United States Marine Corps from 1991 to 1997.

He was a member of Astounding Grace Church in Hindsville and graduated from West Fork High School.

He was preceded in death by his son, Dustin Lee Williams; grandfather, Ralph Powell and grandparents, Hoyt and Edith Williams.

Survivors include his son, Gunner Williams of West Fork; daughter Haley Williams of Virginia; mother Kathlene Powell of Huntsville; father Houston Williams and wife Mely of West Fork; sister, Laura Macemore of Georgia; 2 brothers, Donald Williams and wife Kelly of Gravette and Manny Navarro of West Fork, grandmother Irene Powell of Centerton; longtime companion, Michelle Price of Huntsville and many other family members and friends.

Funeral Service will be held Friday June 22, 2012 at 11:30 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at the Fayetteville National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family requested donations be made in the Donald Williams Special Account c/o  Danny Williams at any Arvest location. Online condolences may be made to the family at


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    Tish Carter » 18. Jun, 2012

    I am so sorry for your loss. Danny had shoed horses for me over the years. I put on a cattle drive each spring and Danny was always there each day to see if anyone needed him. Of course their was always someone that did. He was always happy to help them out. He will be missed by many of us in the community. I am praying for Gunner for the lord to give him strenght during this trying time.

    Carla Gregory » 18. Jun, 2012

    Danny was a very humble and quiet person in church. He went to Astounding Grace Church in Hindsville Arkansas and it was always great to see Danny and his son Gunner sitting there in the pew they always sat in. He always hung his black hat on the edge of the pew and I will never forget his smile and his kind handshake. He was truly loved at Astounding Grace Church. He was quite a remarkable man to bring his son to church and teach him the word of God. He is truly missed at our church. May God wrap his loving arms around the family at this difficult time and Lord I pray for you to give these folks the love, comfort and peace as only you can do during such a difficult time. Sincerely Carla Gregory

    Devin & Janet Glenn » 19. Jun, 2012

    Thoughts and prayers for each and everyone who has been blessed with the privilege of knowing Danny, He was a wonderful person and a great farrier. He was honest and dependable. He will be missed by my family and many others. God Bless you all, Rest in peace my friend.

    Name » 19. Jun, 2012

    On behalf of the Throgmorton family I want to say how sorry we are about Danny. He was an awesome man and the world will be a lesser place because of his absence. He was always smiling and I remember what a great kid he was. God bless you all. Our family will be praying for your family.
    The THrogmorton’s

    Name » 19. Jun, 2012

    I went to High School with Danny. I am very sad to hear that the world has lost such a sweet man! My prayers of comfort go out to all his family and friends.

    Shannon Hubbard » 19. Jun, 2012

    So sorry for your loss. Danny has been shoeing horses for me for several years now, and has become a friend as well. He has always been nothing but nice and courteous to me. Always called me “Miss Shannon”, and went above and beyond to take care of my horses for me. I know there were several times when my horses weren’t working quite right, and Danny would make a special trip to come back by and adjust something just a little to see if it would help. Danny will be missed very, very much by all of us. He was the kind of man that you hope little ones will look up to and want to be like. I remember several times getting frustrated myself while trying to help him with one horse or another, and Danny was always the one to stay quiet and calm the horse…and me! He just had a special way about him that the horses trusted. He set an example that we should all hope to live by. Prayers to his family and little Gunner as well. I hope Gunner knows how much his daddy loved him. Danny always talked about him when Gunner wasn’t with him. The last time I saw him was the week before his vacation, and he was so excited. Hope they had a wonderful time. Condolences to all of Danny’s family and friends.
    Shannon Hubbard

    John & Kristi Logan » 19. Jun, 2012

    So sorry to year the news about Danny, as everyone has said, he was a great guy and will be missed by all! Especially the big smile he always had on his face, no matter what! Rest in peace my friend! Our thoughts and prayers are going out to Gunner and the rest of his family & friends

    Connie and Loy Whiteley » 19. Jun, 2012

    We are devastated by this tragedy. We have been blessed with Danny’s friendship and his wonderful ability with horses and humans. He had a remarkable peace about him that transcends normal humanity. Watching him with his son at church or around the community was a blessing in itself. We still can’t believe he is gone. His memory will live on with our family always. The world has lost such a blessing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and everyone who his life touched, the numbers are staggering. Time will eventually ease the pain of his loss and we will be left with only the wonderful memories but for now the pain is intense. God be with us all.

    CLIFF AND KAREN JACKSON » 19. Jun, 2012

    To Kathy and family — We are so sorry for your loss, and on behalf of the Springdale Church, please accept our prayers and heartfelt wishes during this difficult time.

    Dan and Cindy McEuin » 19. Jun, 2012

    Our hearts and prayers go out to Danny’s family especially Gunner. Danny shoed our horses the day before he left for his vacation and we told him we would pray for him and his familys safety on their trip to and from Florida. Thank God Gunner had this last vacation to remember his Dad. We will miss him in Church and always enjoyed his quiet ways.

    Gary and Sandra Farmer » 19. Jun, 2012

    We are so sorry for your loss. We pray that the Lord will give you comfort and strength in the days ahead. Many thoughts and prayers.

    Loy & Linda Jones & boys » 19. Jun, 2012

    Our hearts are heavy for your loss. To all of you we offer our prayers and thoughts during this time. Danny was a wonderful young man and held a special place in our hearts. We enjoyed having him in our home during school years and the joy he brought to us. We pray that God will give you the strength, peace and understanding during this time and the time ahead. Danny will always be in our hearts and mind. We will miss you.
    God bless and keep you all.

    Loy & Linda Jones

    Albert & The Salinas Family » 19. Jun, 2012

    My heart is broken in million pieces.I still can’t believe his gone we will miss him very much. Good Farriers are hard to find; he was not only good; he was the best in town. My prayers and toughts are with him and his family. Rest in peace my friend.

    brittney » 19. Jun, 2012

    Im sorry for your loss

    Jim & Betty L Worley » 19. Jun, 2012

    We, as well as so many feel the loss of such a fine young man..He has left a void in so many lives..May we all find comfort in saying it was such a pleasure to know him and treasure the memories he has left with us.. Rest in Peace, Danny..

    shirley gardner » 19. Jun, 2012

    I still can’t believe Danny gone my heart is broken into a million pieces. He was a great friend an farrier to my horses. I called he couple weeks ago to ask hem why my horses was eating the bark of my trees and he laughts and said there just bored. He was always there when i needed to ask hem a question or needed any help with my horses.But he was not only my farrier he was a great friend to me. God bless his son Gunner and and his family and michelle.

    Gene Gardner » 19. Jun, 2012

    Danny will be missed. And my prayers are with his family.

    melissa burris » 19. Jun, 2012

    so sorry for the loss of danny. he was a great kind-hearted man! he will be missed greatly. he always knew how to cheer us fuel zone girls up even when we were mad at the world. i love u danny! u will never be forgotten! again so sorry for your loss. my prayers are with the family.

    Rusty & Cris Carlton » 20. Jun, 2012

    We are so sorry for your loss. Danny had a wonderful work ethic, and he will be greatly missed. Danny was always a joy to be around and was a wonderful friend that can never be replaced. It doesn’t make it easier saying this but God needs him now and has a great man with him now. My heart and sympathy goes out to all the family and friends. Gunner, hang in there he was a great man and he will always be with you and he loved you very much.

    Michelle & Trevor May & Kj » 19. Jun, 2012

    My thoughts & prayers go out to Michelle & her family & Danny’s family & friends during this difficult time. Danny started shoeing horses for us 7/8yrs ago & has been a good friend throughout the years. Gunnar would help entertain my lil boy while Danny worked. Danny’s dedication & kindness has touched so many lives & will be remembered as a wonderful man.

    Name » 19. Jun, 2012

    So sorry to the family and his son Gunner,i knew Danny when they 1st moved to Huntsville years ago,he was a great guy,will be greatly missed,RIP love ya always Pam

    Becki » 20. Jun, 2012

    I’ve known Danny since he was born. During the summers we (his cousins) would go visit our grandparents there in Arkansas and also get to visit Danny and other cousins in the family. Danny had a love for horses even as a little guy. I can still visualize him petting his horse and smiling so happily. His eyes shone bright and his hair so blonde it was white. It wasn’t until Danny came back to Texas to attended my father’s funeral (his uncle) in his crisp Marine dress whites that I saw him as a grown man and very impressive looking at that. He made the whole family proud. As we were growing up and having families our visits came less often but I knew we had a cowboy in the family, 2 if we included Laura’s bronco busting. I would have enjoyed seeing him ride bulls. Danny was the only REAL cowboy I’ve ever known. So mild mannered, loving and happy, yet tough enough to be a bull rider and smooth enough to glide right over a dance floor. I’m grateful for the fun we’ve had and the family reunions that he and Gunner always attended. I’m grateful knowing he and Gunner have a church family and that in time cut short in our eyes, he sat such a strong and good example for his son. I pray that the pain and terrible emptiness of such a devastation , especially to those closest to him, will begin healing with fond memories and happy conversation of Danny.
    Our hearts are so heavy and minds so boggled at the loss. I love ya’ll and will keep praying for God to give everyone the strength and knowledge to help Gunner cope with the loss of his best friend and Dad.

    Marie » 20. Jun, 2012

    I am so sorry for your lost! I still remember the days when Danny, Laura, Donald and I would stay with Grandpa and Grandma Williams riding horses during the summer. Danny will be greatly missed! My prayers and thoughts are with you all in this time of sadness. Love always your Cousin Marie Ogden (Hubbard)

    Roger and Anna Wade » 20. Jun, 2012

    We were heartbroken to here the news about Danny. He and Gunner attended church with us at Asounding Grace in Hindsville, Ar. They walked quietly into church with a big smile. Danny always hung his black hat on the end of the pew. As they sit in church you could see the true genuine love he and Gunner had for each other. They were such a blessing to us. Our prayers go out to you Gunner and all of the family for God to comfort your hearts. We are going to miss Danny so much.

    Roger and Anna Wade.

    Suzanne Boyer » 20. Jun, 2012

    I am so sorry to hear about Danny’s passing. I taught him many years ago along with his brother, Don, and his sister Laura. I will never forget his sweet smile. Even though I have not seen any of them in years, I do want them to know I am praying for them to be comforted at this terrible time.

    Steve and Chanda Nodine » 20. Jun, 2012

    We are so sorry for your loss. Danny was a wonderful father and friend. Always had a smile on his face and we will miss you dearly. RIP Danny.

    Steve and Chanda

    Lori (Boyer) Bridges » 20. Jun, 2012

    I am so sorry for your loss. I guess it’s been more than 25 years since we went to school together at Brentwood. I remember Danny was such a sweet kid. It’s nice to read about how many lives he has touched over the years. You are all in my prayers.

    Shannon Yochum » 21. Jun, 2012

    The first time Danny came to shoe our horses I liked him instantly. He was polite, quiet, very kind and an excellent horse shoer. The horses took to him too. His love for them, just like his love for his family and friends was honest and real. You could see it in his actions and his beautiful smile. I was thrilled to see him in Church with Gunner and when I realized how happy he was with Michelle I thought what a blessing for them. I would see him in town and so enjoyed our visits. He left way too soon but God’s plan is often beyond our understanding. I pray for peace and understanding that he is with our Lord, no more suffering or pain ever, forever happy. For Gunner to know that this separation is really only temporary and for all who knew and loved Danny to have only good memories. He will be missed by every life that he touched. Rest in peace sweet young man. My deepest Sympathy to all who will miss Danny.

    X & Fern Dotson and Kevin & Whitney Wilson » 21. Jun, 2012

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    tim and crystal taylor » 21. Jun, 2012

    we are so sorry for your loss….our prayers are with u sister, ryan and beth and dannys family.

    Donnie Watson » 21. Jun, 2012

    I am so sorry to hear about Danny’s death. I knew him only by work relation as he took care of all our ferrier needs. He did an amazing job on taking care of our horses and we never had any issues at all. I could tell he loved his work (even the tough parts) and it showed in his work. I thought he was a great guy also and enjoyed talking with him when he showed up. He will be sorely missed. You have our heartfelt condolences and if we can help in any way please let us know.
    Donnie Watson

    Name » 21. Jun, 2012

    Marcia Woody

    Danny was my farrier and “go-to” person as far as my horses were concerned, for many years. His knowledge of horses, his honesty and integrity, and sense of humor made him just a pleasure to be around. I am sure going to miss him. My prayers and condolences to his family.

    Charles and Betty Jo Gurley » 21. Jun, 2012

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Charlinda and Caleb Reeves » 21. Jun, 2012

    So sorry to hear of your loss, praying for you during this difficult time.

    Julie Shafer » 21. Jun, 2012

    Just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Danny was a great person.

    Tracy Stonesifer Sargent » 22. Jun, 2012

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family.

    Ann & John Smith » 23. Jun, 2012

    I have just returned home in (TX.) after attending Danny’s funeral. Such a sad time yet so beautiful. His family and friends together to show their love and respect to him. Laura you were great telling about the happy times you had with Danny. You and Don took charge in making sure everything was taken care of. Danny would have been so proud of you two. I have know Danny all his life and he was loved by all. As was said at the service, you only got as close to him as he would allow. He was shy most of the time. Yes Danny had a love for horses that was unique, he would protect them just as he would his children. Gunner, Kathy, Butch, Don and Laura the days and weeks ahead will be hard. Please know God is there to make the pain easier, just call on him daily.
    Also I was so touched by the Military service.
    Love you all, Aunt Ann.

    Kelli and TinnieHealingwithmind » 08. Aug, 2012

    We are so sad to hear about the passing of Danny. We enjoyed talking with him and he is greatly missed. Our prayers are his family.