Danny Childress of McKinleyville passed from this earth on March 13, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Eureka. He was born in Fresno on November 11, 1963.

Danny was an avid fisherman and spent many hours on the Mad River. He also got his love of the guitar from his father. Growing up, Danny enjoyed playing with his siblings whether it be magic tricks or just cowboys and Indians. Danny never had children of his own so whenever he was around children he loved to entertain them with magic tricks and loved to dance. He had a heart of gold and will be missed dearly by his many friends and family.

He is proceeded in death by his father Wendell Childress, brother Michael (Bo) Childress, and his grandparents.

He left behind his mother Rolaine Benson, his sisters Kathy Dix and Deborah Wright, and brother Herbert (Big Eddie) Childress, step-siblings Edward (Michelle) Waggoner, Jennifer (Steve) Georgiana, and Janet (Dalvin) Webb and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private family service will be held at a later date.


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