Gary Frank Daniel

Published 8:23 pm Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dr. Daniel was born November 7, 1935 in Spindale, where he lived most of his life. He was a son of the late Collett Frank and Mary Ruth Griffin Daniel. Dr. Daniel was a graduate of Wake Forest University and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. He had a general dental practice in Asheville for many years. After retiring he worked as a veterinary dentist in several western North Carolina communities.

Throughout his life Dr. Daniel played tennis and supported tennis programs for children and adults.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Kerr Daniel; daughters, Fori Kay, Noel VanLandingham and Julie Duval; brother, James Trammel; his wife&squo;s children, Daniel, Brian, Michael and Melissa Kerr; their 14 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

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A memorial service was held Sunday in Tryon. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Thermal Belt Community Tennis Association, 106 Chestnut Rd., Landrum, S.C. 29356.

Asheville Area Alternative Funeral & Cremation Services (828-258-8274) is assisting the family.