Dan Huey was born and raised in Baytown, Texas on Jan. 13, 1937. He and his wife Linda lived in Tulsa, Venezuela, Houston and Claremore over the course of their lives.
Easy to talk with, Dan Huey could make friends with anyone. His warm and welcoming spirit made everyone feel special, interesting, and significant. Like Will Rogers, Dan never met a man he didn't like. He also joked that he never met a biscuit he didn't like! Baking different sweetbreads was one of his many hobbies, and he made jams and jellies to compliment. He also enjoyed working outside and with his hands, building things wi wood, or cultivating a farm. Dan loved the lighthearted humor of old movies, slapstick jokes, and was intrigued by the Wild West.
As a petroleum joint interest auditor, Dan traveled to many countries around the world. He was always a hard worker and supported his family well. He trusted God with their finances, and he and his late wife Linda often stepped out in faith and gave beyond their finances; but God always sustained them and rewarded their giving hearts. Dan and Linda took joy in giving to others however they could.
A man of study, Dan never tired of learning and reading, especially about the Bible. He often taught his Sunday school class. Often times when discussing the deeper and marvelous things in the Bible, he would become so emotional that he would finish his thought in a whisper while holding back tears. The Word of God was alive and active in his soul.
Dan had the gift of mercy. In this way he displayed Christ. He and Linda both loved the unlovely, the hurting, and the forgotten. They partnered together daily to pray for others, a commitment to be admired. Over the course of his life, Dan invited Christ into every corner of his heart, and in turn Christ molded him into a loving, joyful, selfless, merciful, and enduringly patient man. His faith was steadfast. His life was authentic. His legacy will endure for generations.
Published on December 27, 2017