Athens Review, Athens, Texas

Obituaries

July 10, 2014

Daniel Wilgus

Athens — Memorial services for Daniel Wilgus, 43, of Murchison are scheduled for 11:00 am Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, in Tyler, with Father Mathew Frick officiating. The family will receive friends, Saturday, at the funeral home from 10:00-11:00am.

Daniel went to be with his Lord on July 7, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. L. Daniel Wilgus was born October 10, 1970 in Tyler, Texas. He grew up in Whitehouse and graduated from Whitehouse High School, TVCC and Parker College of Chiropractic. He was employed by KP Engineering in Tyler and owned and operated a small landscape company.

He was a very talented athlete and an avid outdoors man who loved fishing and hunting. Interests included building construction, car maintenance, cooking and spending time with his family. Daniel was also an amateur chef, and extremely talented in the building and repair of just about everything. He was a loving husband, father, son, and brother and will be missed by all who knew him. He was best known for his kind heart, compassion for others and for giving to those in need.

He was preceded in death by his brother Richard Wilgus.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jean Wilgus of Murchison; step-sons Jesse and Jaxon Durham of Murchison; mother Lomond Bussey and step-dad Bobby Bussey of Athens; sisters Jan Forzano and husband Mike of Chandler, Karen Alexander and husband Randy of Chandler; Brother Mark Wilgus and wife Karen of Ben Wheeler and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Teen Challenge, 5250 Northtown Center Dr., Ozark, Mo. 65721,  or online at teenchallengeusa.com

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