Daniel Pate Wisham

Daniel Pate Wisham

November 12, 1944 ~ March 16, 2021

Daniel P. Wisham, 76 of South Daytona passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Hospice in Port Orange.

Born November 12, 1944 in Moultrie, Georgia, Danny was the son of the late Simmie Wisham and the late Agnes (Pate) Wisham. In 2000 he met his soulmate, Shelly Hutchens. They spent the next 21 years together, reflecting a respect for and admiration of their relationship. As a couple, they developed a comfort with each other through mutual support, fun and love.

Danny served in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1967. He was a Firefighter for the Daytona Beach Fire Department from August 1968 to October 1991. Many local residents utilized the Lawn Irrigation business he owned over the years, and he worked as a Hazmat Safety Inspector on the Mississippi River after the flood of 1979. One of his passions led him to becoming a Grease Monkey for NASCAR driver Terry Link in the 1970’s.

He proudly held the position of Commander, 7 times at the American Legion Post 361 in South Daytona. He was also a member of the Halifax River Moose Lodge 2516, AMVETS 911, Eagles 4401, and former Honor Guard at the American Legion Post 120 in Holly Hill.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents, 6 siblings, Lora Gay, Irma (Harold) Ohlenkamp, Hilda (Jim) Watts, Bonnie (Morris) Giddens,, Kenneth (Martha) Wisham, Segried “Dick” (Phyllis) Wisham, and a son Michael Wisham.

He is survived by Shelly, as well as the nephew he thought of as a son, Dennis (Susan) Ohlenkamp, one brother Freddie (Lynn) Wisham, several nieces and nephews, his Moultrie friends, Mike and Melissa Adams, Richard Godley, and his many friends at the American Legion Post 361 and AMVETS 911.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 2:00pm Sunday, March 28, 2021 at the American Legion Post 361, 2648 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, FL. An additional service will take place in Moultrie, GA at a later date, yet to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warriors or The American Cancer Society.


Heather Henry

March 23, 2021, 2:15 pm


Just wanted to let you know you are being thought of by Ryan and myself. Sending lots of love and wishes of comfort to you and those Danny has transitioned from. You spoke so kindly of Danny to me I can only imagine how much he loved you and you him. Peace be with you. ~ Heather H.

Phyllis Wisham

March 23, 2021, 6:35 pm

Sent with deepest sympathies to one and all!!! May God Bless and guide all Concerned. Love and prayers

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