|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1929|
|Death: ||Jun. 3, 2012|
This is my Uncle Dan. He is my Daddy's younger brother.
Daniel (Dan) Benjamin Adaway went home to be with the Lord on June 3, 2012. In the "twinkling of an eye", Dan passed peacefully at his home in Lake Jackson, Texas with his loving wife by his side. The youngest of 10 children; Dan was born on January 17, 1929 in Port Arthur, Texas to Sebastian and Alice Adaway.
When he was 19 years old, Dan met his faithful, loving wife of 63 years, Helen (Faye) in Port Arthur, Texas. He served in the Army Air Force in 1946, worked with the United States Merchant Marines and was an insulator. He served as the first President of Brazoria County REACT. Dan loved the sea, wild life watching and the Houston Astros. He loved being on the water and once owned a shrimp boat. In 1966, Dan & Faye opened Brazoria County's first pet store "Tropical Fish and Pet Supply" where they owned/operated it for 35 years. In 2004, they opened "Adaway's Garden & Gifts" where they worked together until recently deciding to close the business.
Dan is survived by his wife, Helen Faye Adaway of Lake Jackson; sister, Ollie Murphy; son, Danny Adaway & wife Andrea of Brazoria, TX; daughter, Elizabeth Jones and husband Dennis of Lynchburg, VA; daughter, Doris Wiggs of Lake Jackson, TX; son, Rick Adaway of Richwood, TX; son, Benny Adaway of Nederland, TX; grandson, Clayton Jones and wife Robin of Forest, VA; granddaughter, Bridget Hearn and husband Steve of Katy, TX; grandson; Adam Adaway and wife Heather of Charleston, SC; granddaughter, Jodie Carlin and husband Joe of Forest, VA; grandson, Danny Jones of Lynchburg, VA; grandson, Danny Wiggs and wife Misty of Richwood, TX; grandson, David Wiggs and wife Carla of Columbus, TX; granddaughter, April Wright and husband of Charleston, SC; granddaughter, Danielle Adaway of Madison, TN; grandson, Chandler Adaway and sisters Dana & Elizabeth Dickens of Nederland, TX; Brandon Hartman & Jessica Berkley of Lake Jackson, TX and 19 great-grandchildren.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, Sebastian and Alice Adaway; siblings, Bessie Roach, Poley Adaway, Buster Adaway, Lincoln Adaway, Wilson Adaway, Delie Woodcock, Della Sangwin, Sherman Adaway and son, Bill Wayne Adaway.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11a.m. On Monday, June 25, 2012 at The Seaburn House – Quintana Beach County Park.
Thanks to my cousin, my Uncle Dan's son Danny for sending this Obituary & photos, which ran in the Port Arthur News on June 5, 2012
Brother:Napoleon Bonaparte Adaway
Brother:Abraham Lincolm Adaway
Brother:Wilson Adaway, Sr.
Brother:Sherman Lee Adaway
Sister:Delia Adaway Woodcock
Sister:Della Adaway Sangwin
Sister:Bessie Adaway LuQuette
Sister: Ollie (Adaway) Murphy
Sebastian Boschan Adaway (1887 - 1974)
Alice Alphin Adaway (1890 - 1962)
Bessie Adaway LuQuette (1914 - 1967)*
Napoleon Bonaparte Adaway (1914 - 1995)*
Delia Adaway Woodcock (1916 - 2001)*
Della Adaway Sangwin (1916 - 2010)*
Sherman Lee Adaway (1918 - 1920)*
Sebastian Adaway (1919 - 2007)*
Wilson Adaway (1923 - 1990)*
Abraham Lincoln Adaway (1926 - 1967)*
Daniel Benjamin Adaway (1929 - 2012)
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Quintana Beach TX.
Created by: Mary T.~AKA ~poe~
Record added: Jun 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91316150