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Danny Earl Drinning Sr.

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A memorial service for Danny Earl Drinning Sr., 61, of Winnsboro are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Beaty Funeral Home, 5396 South State Hwy. 37 in Mineola, with Bro. Michael Waits Sr. officiating.


Danny Dunning was born in Dallas on July 26, 1951, to the late Harry Lee Drinning Sr. and Myrtle Jewel Nelson Drinning. 

He died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at his home. 

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a retired electrician. 

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Vickie Drinning of Winnsboro; son Danny E. Drinning Jr. of Winnsboro; daughter Crystal Cawthorne and husband, Andy, of Eustace; step-son Jon Eric Scudder of Forney; brothers Roger Drinning and wife, Annette, of Combine and Kenneth Ray Drinning and wife, Ellen, of Wilmer; sisters Linda Van Briggle and husband, Johnny, of Lively and Nelda Hewitt of Grand Saline; eight grandchildren, Zana, Kodi, Chelsea, Danielle, Kristen, Peyton, Ashley and Shawn; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Harry L. Drinning Jr. and Gerald Drinning; and a sister, Dellie Richardson.

Donations can be made to East Texas Food Bank, 3201 Robertson Road, Tyler, Texas 75701.

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