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 08, 2014
    Jill Wallen says:
    Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May warm memories comfort you.

  • September 08, 2014
    Steve Kirkland says:
    We are so sorry for the loss of Dan and are holding you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • September 07, 2014
    Harry Lewis says:
    Sorry for your loss. Praying for you.

  • September 07, 2014
    Bill and Jana Humleker says:
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, Sheila.

  • September 06, 2014
    Gaylene says:
    Nice obituary. We now know why he had not felt the best for the past couple of years. Glad I was able to visit you two a couple of years ago and get to know him.