Daniel Den Bleyker Jr., age 97, of Hayesville, NC passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Murphy Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
He was a native of Linden, New Jersey. Daniel was the son of the late Daniel Den Bleyker, Sr and Matilda Thompsonn Den Bleyker. He was a Merchant Marine veteran serving in World War II. Daniel was a supervisor for a Standard Oil Company in Mississippi. He was a member of the Hayesville First United Methodist Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir. Daniel was a past member of the Hayesville Lions Club. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, reading and working crossword puzzles. He adored his family.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Den Bleyker; and two sisters, Claire and Gladys.
He is survived by his wife Joyce Betty Small Den Bleyker; sons, Daniel Den Bleyker III and wife Karin of Richmond, Mississippi, Kai Den Bleyker and wife Deidra of Moss Point, Mississippi, and Gary Den Bleyker and wife Kim of Grand Bay, Alabama; daughter, Gail Criss and husband Birch; one grandchild, Dallas Criss of Chattanooga, TN; and brother, Russell Den Bleyker and wife Jane.
A Graveside Service will be held for family and friends at the Hayesville First United Methodist Church Cemetery on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:00 am. Rev. Kirk Hatherly will officiate.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hayesville First United Methodist Church Choir, PO Box 85, Hayesville, NC 28904 or to the Clay County Food Pantry, 2278 Hinton Center Road, Hayesville, NC 28904.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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