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Obituary for Daniel Culley

Daniel Raymond Culley, 25, passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at his home in Forrester and was born Aug. 25, 1995 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Roy Culley and Renata Goolsby.

Funeral services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hodgen School Gymnasium with Bro. Joe Haydon Hall and Bro. Kenny Matlock officiating. Burial will follow at the Prairie Grove Cemetery in Talihina, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

He was a member of the Cross Cowboy Church in Summerfield and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 12. Daniel graduated in 2015 from Heavener High School, where he was active in FFA and the show team. Daniel spent his summers growing up participating in ranch rodeos and working at the sale barn. He was a hardworking country boy with the biggest heart of gold. Daniel had the best personality, most handsome smile and a contagious laugh. He was someone that loved the farm life and anything to do with horses and cattle. He was the kind of young man anyone would be proud to call a son, a brother, an uncle, a grandson, a nephew, a cousin, and most importantly, a friend to all. Daniel will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.

Daniel is survived by his parents Roy Culley of Hontubby, and Renata and Rob Goolsby of Wister; three sisters Heather and Charlie Siler of Lovings, Codie and Ty Smith of LeFlore, and Savannah Goolsby of Wister; one brother, Colt Callahan, of Forrester; best buddy, Hattie Humphrey, of Haw Creek; paternal grandparents Bill and Lou Culley of Talihina; six nephews and one niece Cade, Casin, and Hayden Siler of Lovings, and Bentley, Grayson, Beau and Josie Smith of LeFlore; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends

Daniel is preceded in death by his Granny Mary Knapp of Albion, and maternal grandparents of Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Pallbearers are Clayton Kannady, Clayton Morgan, Colt Callahan, Quinton McGee, Tyler Manley, Brandon Moody, Gus Williams, Colt Dunigan and Derek Davis.

Honorary pallbearers are Lexie Moody, Ashlyn Moody, Abbi Moody, Allison Benefield, Drew Benefield and Haylee Benefield.

Viewing is Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The family will visit with friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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