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Daniel Justin Thedford

December 16, 1959 ~ July 8, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old


Daniel J Thedford, 63, of Cooper, Texas passed away Saturday, July 8, 2023.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2023, at Calvary Baptist Church, Cooper, Texas with Brother T.J. Willingham and Brother Glenn Michael officiating.

Daniel was born on December 16, 1959, in Austin, Texas. His parents Frank and Dorothy “Holman” Elliott  have preceded him in death as well as his beloved dog, Bit Bit.  He married Ruth Howard on December 23, 2004, in Lake Creek, Texas. He graduated from DeSoto High School in 1978. He worked as a Pipe Loader for Turner Pipe in Paris, Texas from which he retired. He was raised in a deeply rooted Christian home and was a firm believer in our Lord Jesus Christ. He was a member of Pacio Baptist Church for many years and then became a member of Calvary Baptist Church in the recent year. 

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Thedford of Cooper, Texas; his dog, Levi; stepdaughter, Mystie Wilson and husband, Randy, of Sulphur Springs, Texas; four grandchildren: Kierstan McDonald, Skylaar Wilson, Mackenzie Wilson and Savannaha Wilson; two brothers, Paul Eugene Thedford and wife, Susie, of Pecan Gap, Texas and Frankie Elliott and wife, Sheila, of Lake Creek, Texas; two sisters, Tammy Michael and husband, Glenn, of Sumner, Texas and Tania Parson and husband, Lee, of Sumner, Texas; close cousin, who is considered and thought of more as a brother, Billy Thedford and wife, Jenny, of Lake Creek, Texas as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

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Memorial Service
July 17, 2023

11:00 AM
Calvary Baptist Church
20 TX Hwy 24
Cooper, TX 75432


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