Daniel Preston Grapes

July 2, 1946 - September 5, 2014
Daniel Preston Grapes

Daniel ìDanî P. Grapes, 68, of Hendersonville passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.

Born in Marshall, MO, he was a son of the late Leo and Melissa Grapes. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Mike Grapes.

Dan served in the US Army and had resided in Henderson County for the past 15 years. Well-known for his lifelong passion for fishing, he enjoyed being a self-employed fishing guide for a number of years and was famous for his fried fish and hushpuppies. He also enjoyed hunting. Dan was also well-known as ìMr. Fix-itî and for growing his upside-down tomatoes. An avid fan of ìLaw and Order,î he always had the program playing on the TV at home. A very simple man, he loved his steak and potatoes.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, Dan cherished every opportunity he had to enjoy his grandchildren. He had a very generous soul.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Sheila Thompson Grapes of Hendersonville; two daughters, Stephanie Davis and husband, Michael, of Inola, OK, and Stacy Casey of Tulsa, OK; and grandchildren, Patience Jones, Melody Cochran, Justin Davis, Dalton Davis and Reece Casey.

The family will receive friends from 4 ñ 6 PM Monday, September 8, 2014 at Shuler Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


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  • September 07, 2014
    Karen Roberts says:
    Dan is probably already fishing in Heaven! I have enjoyed knowing Dan all these years and will hold on to my great memories.

  • September 10, 2014
    Jerry & Kathy Vessar says:
    Truely Dan was a super nice gentleman. Great fisherman, friend to all and nice to be around. Will remember him and you always.

  • September 09, 2014
    Park Ridge Infusion says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Mr. Grapes' smiling face. With love and deepest sympathy, The Park Ridge Infusion Team

  • September 08, 2014
    Jack and Kim Johndrow says:
    Sheila, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. I'll always remember listening to Dan's fishing stories the night you both spent at our house during a snowstorm. Take comfort in the knowledge of God's Grace.

  • September 08, 2014
    Bruce and Susan Burns says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will miss Dan but know he is in a better place. Bruce and Susan Burns