Daniel Brice

Daniel Brice

Birth
Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Death 1 Feb 2019 (aged 45)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 196828021 · View Source
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Daniel Brice of San Antonio, Texas passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the age of 45. He was surrounded by family.

Daniel was born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina on April 16, 1973 to Cleotha and Bonnie Brice.

Dan is preceded in death by his father, Cleotha Brice. He is survived by his mother, Bonnie Brice; his brothers Steven Brice, Nathaniel Brice, Victor Brice and Kenneth Berry; numerous nieces and nephews, in-laws, extended family and other relatives; friends; and his loving wife of eight years, Melissa. They were married on October 10, 2010.

From a military family, Dan spent his childhood moving from place to place, finally settling in San Antonio, TX. He graduated from Robert G. Cole High School in 1991. Dan was always an ambitious person, joining Varsity Club, Future Business Leaders of America, etc. He played numerous sports but his passion was coaching basketball.

Dan and his friend Dave Crum began coaching youth basketball teams at Fort Sam in 1992, moving on to AAU basketball through the 2000's. Dan coached multiple teams and worked with many different organizations. He put a tremendous amount of effort into the kids he coached. He would spend countless weekends on the road, traveling to tournaments across the country and occasionally spending his own money on those who couldn't afford to. His teams were successful, winning many tournaments, and some teams going undefeated. He helped kids get into college and some making it to the NBA.

Despite his calling as a coach, Dan still worked 2 jobs, being loyal almost to a fault, working his full time job for over two decades and his part time job for almost as long. Even though he always had a full plate, Dan still made time for his loved ones. He often spent time with his family. He was faithful to his friends, old and new, still in contact with his group from Germany who earned the title "Heavy D and the Boyz". He earned many endearing nicknames over the years like Heavy D, Big Boi, DB, Biggie, and Dan the Man among many others.

Dan had some health issues, but he did not let anything stop him. He would still go to work and stay active. He still drove himself most places. He still enjoyed life. It was unexpected and a shock to all when his intestine twisted, died, perforated and caused septic shock, resulting in Dan's premature death.

Dan was an amazing man. He gave bear hugs. He had a magnetic personality. He was devoted, passionate, zealous, positive, protective, supportive, generous, persuasive, and rock-like. He loved dogs, cars, and Jordans. He liked to watch cartoons, sports, and funny movies. Dan was a Beautiful Soul with a great smile, full of life and love. He grew on everyone he met and our lives are better for knowing him. He was taken too soon, but his memory will live forever in our hearts.


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  • Created by: Allen Monasmith
  • Added: 13 Feb 2019
  • Find a Grave Memorial 196828021
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Brice (16 Apr 1973–1 Feb 2019), Find a Grave Memorial no. 196828021, citing Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Allen Monasmith (contributor 46880788) Burial Details Unknown.