|June 16, 1950 - April 17, 2016
David Frank Danks, 65, of Bentonville, left this life for a much better one
at Willard Walker Hospice in Fayetteville, AR on Sunday, April 17, 2016,
after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's. He was born on June
16, 1950, in Greenville, Kentucky, to the late Betty Jean and David Danks.
Dave grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas and graduated from Hutchinson High
School in 1968. After serving two years in the U.S. Navy, Dave returned to
Hutchinson where he worked at Jackson's Ice Cream until he retired in 1998.
He married Becky Haisty Paneitz in 1998 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and they
started their life together in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he embarked
upon his new career in golf course maintenance. In August, 2003, Dave and
Becky moved to northwest Arkansas where he lived until his death.
Dave loved to bowl and play golf while living in Hutchinson; he and Becky
participated in bowling leagues in Charlotte and played golf together on golf
courses throughout the country. He was a diehard fan of the Kansas City
Chiefs and always had his KC cap on to demonstrate his loyalty. He loved
his family, especially his step granddaughter, Bella, for whom he served as a
father, grandpa, and a companion during the first several years of her life.
When asked what his job was, he always responded that it was to take care
of his wife, Becky, while she pursued her career in higher education. Dave
never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him. Even in his later
years as he suffered from Alzheimer's, he was the epitome of a true
gentleman and a person who cared for others.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents. He is
survived by his wife, Becky Paneitz-Danks; two sons, Dustin, of Hutchinson
and Dannon, of McPherson, KS; two stepdaughters, two grandchildren and
four step grandchildren; three sisters; Pat Buxton (Gene) and Dee
Drozkowski (Frank) of Hutchinson, KS and Collette Miller (Butch) of
Wichita, KS; and one brother, Rick Danks, of Muleto, WA.
Memorial services will be at 2:00PM, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in the
chapel in the Bild Training Center at Fellowship Bible Church in Rogers,
Arkansas with Pastor Robert Cupp and Pastor Lamar Steiger officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make charitable contributions to the David F.
Danks Health Professions Scholarship Fund (NWACC) or to the Willard
Walker Hospice Home.
Arrangements entrusted to Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services of Rogers.
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