It is with regret we announce the passing of CW5 (Ret.) Dan L. Sullivan, age 74, of Fayetteville, TN. Dan was born on May 20, 1944 in Cordele, GA to the late William Lee Sullivan and Ethel Ward Rowland. He served in the United States Army for 30 years. He served during the Vietnam War, was a transport pilot for Special Operations, and was an instructor for both helicopters and fixed wing aircrafts. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge and Coldwater Methodist Church. His family and his animals held a special place in his heart. Dan passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 28, 2019 after a battle with cancer.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Donna Stickland Sullivan; daughter, Laurena Sullivan Miller and husband Bruce of Fayetteville, TN; son, Jefferson McKelvey and wife Cheryl of Lewisburg, TN; grandchild, Tessa Miller of Fayetteville, TN; sister, Judene Haskins and husband Clifton of Perry, GA; and brother, Marion Sullivan and wife Barbara of Perry, GA.
Visitation with the family will be held at 11 AM until 1 PM on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home. A life celebration will be conducted at 1 PM on Thursday. Burial will follow on the family farm at Gunter Hollow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fayetteville – Lincoln County Humane Society at 1718 Pulaski Hwy, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Sullivan.
I woke up January 28th to discover that the voice of reason had died. In these challenging times when noise crowds our ears with expressions of conflict and divisiveness, Dan quieted our dissensions with soft, but firm assertions for tolerance, civility and yes, reason. He held strong views guided by his faith and experience, but moderated his opinions and allowed, no, encouraged others to speak their minds even if he was in strong disagreement. He had the courage to change his view when convinced of the merits of opposition. Sometimes he changed yours. I will sorely miss his wisdom and guidance.
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I am saddened to hear of Dan’s passing. May he rest in peace.
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss! You are all in my prayers!!
I’m sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Praying you and your family find comfort during this time.
Dan and I grew up together in South Georgia in the mid to late 50’s and early 60. We lived about 3 miles apart close to Interstate 75. We tromped the woods of South Georgia with our 22’s shooting “targets” here and there! On weekends we worked at a local supermarket. Dan ran the cash register I bagged the sales! The thing we enjoyed the most was playing our guitars!! We played at lots of schools functions and at churches! Dan played lead guitar and I played rhythm .Adulthood and careers led us in different directions .. My wife and I were fortunate to have Dan and his wife Donna for a visit at our home several months ago, Dan was a brother to me and I will miss him. His last words to me was “ Brother, I’ll see ya on the otherside!?