Danny Myron Mayton

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Danny Myron Mayton, age 62, born May 18, 1958, of Douglassville, Texas, went home to His Lord Jesus on March 3, 2021.  He was loved by many, a friend to all and will be missed dearly here on earth.

Danny was a “character from day one! His smile, twinkling eyes, and legendary dance moves were his trademarks. Danny was known for his laugh and constant teasing.  With only a few lessons at age 8, he self taught himself to play the guitar, bass, dobro and any other stringed instrument he picked up.  Danny could play guitar and sing like no one else.  He was always supportive in his children’s activities….raising show steers, Boy Scout Leader, andL-K Band Booster President among some of them. He loved to fish, hunt, and camp in Arkansas.  He collected coins, arrowheads, guitars, stamps, knives and guns. He loved one woman and was a father to three children.  He was the best father and husband anyone could ask for.  Danny was a minister for many years and especially loved his time at Douglassville Baptist Church where he served for 13 years and remained a member.  Danny touched many lives during his ministry. 

He was preceded in death by Lester and Elaine Mayton, parents and Violet Anderson, mother-in-law.

He is survived by his love of 42 years, Sandra (Sandy) Mayton of Douglassville TX, two daughters, Dana Mayton and April Bell of Nash TX, daughter and fiancé, Natalie Abernathy and Cory Mangrum of Linden, TX, and one son, Joshua Mayton of Nash, TX; four precious grandchildren he adored, Kyleigh Abernathy, Kadence Abernathy, Ethan Abernathy and Saylor Mayton; two sisters, Dianna Moore and husband, Daniel Moore, and Jane Bumgardner, two brothers and sister-in-laws, Tracy Mayton and wife Tanya Mayton, and Mark Mayton and wife, JoAnn Mayton; many nieces, nephews, and “church kids” he loved!

Special Thanks to Dianna Moore for her help and loving care of Danny!  He loved you as a sister!

Special Thanks to Roger Fouse who visited Danny without fail each week and took time with him.

Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 7, 2021 at the Douglassville Baptist Church.  Burial to follow in the Center Grove Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden.

There will be a time of visitation from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Saturday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Douglassville Baptist Church.


Dear Friends and Family:

I met Danny Mayton in 1976 when God crossed our paths in Fouke, Arkansas.  I believe God put us together and sent us on a journey in this life.  It was an honor to be his wife and friend and travel our jouney together. Danny always said “Life is a gift from God.”  I watched him live that life!

He had written in his Bible:

“ My greatest accomplishment through God!!!  When I was saved !  1979 at Center Grove Baptist Church Revival Bro. Roy Paul Jones, Evangelist

“God may not give us an easy road to the Promised Land, but He will give us a safe one.”

Danny did not have an “easy road” , but he was a man of great strength ..not only physically, but spiritually.  He loved people, loved to talk, was a great listener, loved God’s church, loved his family, loved his three children, adored the grandchildren, and considered everyone he met …..his friend.

He always said he was given a “thorn in the flesh”…..his poor health, yet even then he lived each day whether it was climbing rocks at the Cossatot on crutches or driving full speed in the power chair after he lost his left leg!  There was no stopping him from living life.

He made friends everywhere he went…work, church, grocery stores, hospitals, long term acute care, rehabilitation, home health, nursing home and hospice just to name few.

I know Danny would want you to know….you were his cherished friend and family.  He would also tell you to “live life to the fullest…life is a gift from God”.

2 Timothy 4:7

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith!”

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  1. Dear Josh and Family – You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all and keep you during this time and always.

  2. Dear Josh and Family – You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all and keep you during this time and always.

  3. I'm so sorry for you lose. He was a great man. I havent seen yall since I was very young but I do remember yall.

  4. Mr Danny was one of the nicest people I've met in life when I was younger I was in boy scouts and if I needed help he would help me he was always nicest person no matter what was going on I visited him a couple of times before the pandemic wish I could of seen him before his passing but I know he is with the lord and no longer suffering Mr Danny fought through it all he was a strong man I will miss him dearly.

  5. Sandy, and family. My heart and prayers are with all of you at this time. Danny was an extraordinary man. Through the years, the struggles have been great, but the love was even greater. Brenda

  6. i'm so sorry for ya'll's loss. sending love and prayers to all of you. i didn't have the privilege of knowing danny, but i know dana and april. i love ya'll!!!

  7. Sandy, my prayers are with you as you begin another hard journey. I know you already know that God is faithful and will never leave you comfort less. Love you and miss you. God bless

  8. Oh Daddio….it has been nine (LONG) months without you. I miss you more than words can express. The kids are getting so big and keep me hopping. I wish you were here to see them. Watch over us up there. Love you Daddy.

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