Daniel Gerald Studdard was born on September 21, 1982 in Snellville, GA to Danny and JoAnn Studdard and tragically passed away on July 15th, 2018. He is survived by his parents, Danny and JoAnn Studdard of Cedar Park, TX, three sisters Carla Eskew of Austell, GA, Christie Coe of Cedar Park, TX and Julie Coleman of Georgetown, TX and 4 nephews and 1 niece.
He grew up in the DFW area where he attended Coppell High School. During his time in high school, Danny was well liked and excelled in both varsity high school wrestling and varsity football. Upon graduating from high school in 2001, Danny briefly attended college prior to enlisting in the United States Marine Corps.
Danny served in the US Marine Corps from 2001 until 2008. During his time in the Marine Corps, Danny served one tour in Iraq while attached to the 14th Marines Regiment Headquarters Battery. Danny was always passionate about his time in the Marine Corps and displayed his patriotism and love of the Marine Corps long after he retired.
He enjoyed being outdoors any chance he got. He loved working on his truck or jeep and the companionship of his dog Gunner. Most of all Danny enjoyed spending time with those he loved including his nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held Thursday, July 19th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Cook-Walden/Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, 9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX 78750. There will be a military graveside service at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 TX-195, Killeen, TX 76542 at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20th, 2018. Please arrive no later than 11:40 am.
In lieu of flowers, Danny’s family ask that a donation be made in his name to Safe in Austin www.safeinaustin.org