Daniel Melvin Mullenax

Text size

Daniel Melvin Mullenax

July 14, 1940 - February 15, 2019

Daniel Melvin Mullenax Daniel Melvin Mullenax, 78, of Flaggy Meadow Road, Mannington, went to be with his Lord on Friday evening February 15, 2019. He passed peacefully, at home, surrounded by his family.

Danny was born on July 14, 1940, the son of the late Mabel Mullenax Smith and the late Charles Frederick Mullenax. He graduated from Farmington High School in 1960, where he was a member of the football team. He was a member of the Nazarene Church of Mannington. Danny was a 17 year Bladder Cancer survivor, and the 2013 Marion County Cancer Survivor of the Year. A proud member of the WoodCutters and a lifelong Husky sports fan, Danny loved nothing more than watching football in the stadium he helped to build. Danny never met a stranger and loved to sit and chat with anyone who had the time. He also enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing.

Danny started his adult life in the Air Force, before beginning a career as a Coal Miner. He, then, worked 21 years and retired from Harrison Power Station.

Danny is survived by the love of his life, Jackie Mullenax. The couple was together for sixty years and married for fifty-eight. He is also survived by his children: Todd Mullenax and his wife Kristen, and Tracy O'Brien and her husband Steve. His grandchildren were his "buddies." Maddie Muniz and her husband Zack, Mackenzie Mullenax and her partner, Darren, and Abby O'Brien, along with his grandson Patrick Sullivan O'Brien, who preceded him in death in 2010. He always referred to Patrick as his "lil Buddy." He is also survived by many nieces and nephews that he dearly loved. Danny and Jackie became especially close to their nephew Eddie and his wife Vicky Barron in the latter years of his life.

Danny is additionally survived by his sisters, Maxine Brownlee and Sue Fullen Angelino, and his brother Gary Mullenax. He was preceded in death by his sisters Marie Cotrel, Jean Hohman, and Mary Muzichuck.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the VA Medical Center, Dr. Arnett and his nurse Crystal, the medical staff at Fairmont General Hospital, the many nurses and doctors at Ruby Memorial Hospital, and the Amedysis staff who looked after him during his final days.

Friends may call at Hutson Funeral Home in Mannington on Monday, February 18 from 12 to 8pm. Funeral services will be held at the Nazarene church in Mannington on Feburary 19 at 11am. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Make-A-Wish or The American Cancer Society in Danny's memory.
Published on February 16, 2019
Send flowers
in memory of Daniel
See more

Obituary published in

Arrangements by

Events

Visitation

Monday February 18, 2019

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hutson Funeral Home

500 E Main St, Mannington, WV, USA

Funeral service

Tuesday February 19, 2019

11:00 AM

Mannington Church of the Nazarene

Mannington, WV, USA

Guestbook

Print Guestbook

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on May 17, 2019.

Select an emblem

9 posts

Roland and Carol Bleigh
Feb 19, 2019
Jackie, Todd and family: we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers as you go through these stressful times.
Don Jones
Feb 18, 2019
I will miss Dan and his smiles and the times we shared at north marion sports events and times spent at Farmington High School reunions each year.
Carollyn Gray
Feb 17, 2019
To Jackie and children
I have many fond memories of talks with Danny at the Farmington Reunion. And he was always so good to my brother Lindsey.
My sympathy is with you 3 in this trying time. But I know you too have many fond memories and they will see you through. Prayers for all.
Hayli & Sandy Fluharty
Feb 17, 2019
Rest easy Uncle Dan, though you were only my Daughter’s family by blood, you never made anyone feel like they were NOT family anymore just because something as insignificant as a breakup, or divorce ;) Once family. Always Family. We will forever love you & hold your memory in our hearts!.its gonna be so strange not seeing you at games & just everywhere! I know you are running and playing amongst your old pals & living it up in the Promised Land! Hallelujah! Can’t wait to see it! Take care ‘till we all get there!
Thelma Prendergast
Feb 17, 2019
I’m going to miss you kid. I love you
Heather Buskey Trombatore
Feb 16, 2019
Uncle Denny was one of my favorite great uncles, along with uncle Jack. I have so many memories of family reunions, cook outs, nights at the mannington fair and even swimming at uncle Denny and aunt Jackie’s. I’m blessed to have the memories I do of all the old days and the family that always kept things interesting. RIP Uncle Denny. No more suffering. Aunt Jackie my prayers are with you.
Robert Moore
Feb 16, 2019
So many great memories..He will be missed by all who knew him..Sincere condolences..Robert
Todd Mullenax
Feb 16, 2019
Dad’s viewing information.
Penny McLauchlin
Feb 16, 2019
R.I.P. Uncle Danny and thank you for your service.