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Derek Brent Daniel / August 10, 2017

Derek Brent Daniel, of Halifax, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 at the age of 39. Born on Aug. 24, 1977, he was the son of Lillian Crabtree Daniel and the late Harry Thomas Daniel and was married to Mandy Burton Daniel. He was a highway inspector with Quinn Consulting.

In addition to his wife and mother, Derek is survived by his children, Drake Thomas Daniel, Eli Benjamin Daniel and Gabriella Grace Daniel; sisters, Linda Daniel (Tim Duncan) and Susan Reddy (David), both of Halifax; and a brother, Thomas Arthur Daniel (Penny) of Martinsville; a nephew, Daniel Reddy of Halifax; a niece, Alexandra Reddy of Halifax; and a number of other nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Derek’s life will be held Saturday, Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Stewart officiating.

The family will receive friends after the celebration and at other times at the home of Linda Daniel, 1147 Daniels Trail, Halifax. A private burial will take place at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Brooks Lyon Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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