Danny Ray Fentress unexpectedly went to go fishing with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 5, 2013. Danny was born in Parsons, Kansas to Duane "Butch" and Reba Melissa Fentress on September 7, 1950. Danny attended schools in Altamont, Kansas and graduated from Labette Co. Community High School in 1968. In January 1971 he enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base. After leaving the Air Force he returned to Altamont where he worked in the printing field and became the printing instructor at Labette Co. High School. In 1979, he moved to Mertzon, Texas and began working in the natural gas industry. In 1998, Danny married the love of his life Margaret "Peggy" McCutchen. Danny worked for ConocoPhillips for 32 years in Mertzon, TX, Zapata, TX, Farmington, NM and Midland, TX until his retirement in January of 2013. He and Peggy retired to Emory, Texas, where he looked forward to pursuing his lifelong passion of catching bass with family and friends. Danny was an avid outdoorsman, his two most favorite hobbies were bass fishing and quail hunting. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Danny is survived by his wife, Peggy of Emory TX; Four sons, Darrin and his wife Lucy of The Wood-lands, TX; Dustin and his wife Roxanne of San Angelo, TX; Brandon of Udall, KS; and Bryan and his wife Bremen of Sand Springs, OK; two step-children, Courtney McCutchen and his wife Heather of San Angelo, TX; Amanda Evridge and her husband John of Midkiff, TX; three brothers, Gary Bradbury and his wife Joan of Mullin, TX; Kim Fentress and his wife Betty Jo of Altamont, KS; and Kip Fentress and his wife Josie of Grove, OK; his mother Reba Fentress of Oswego, KS; ten grandchildren, Daylan, Lindsey, Cody, Shelby, Ethan, Kayden, Taven, Macy, Benton, Levi and twin grand-children on-the-way, as well as numerous nieces, nep-hews and other close family members. Danny was preceded in death by his father, Duane "Butch" Fentress, and his step-daughter Lindsay Ann McCutchen. Danny leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter and fishing memories to last ten lifetimes. He will be dearly missed. Visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday April 9th from 7-8 p.m. at Forbes Hoffman Bath Funeral Home, Altamont, Kansas. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday April 10th at 10 a.m. at Forbes Hoffman Bath Funeral Home, Altamont, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may go to the KIDFISH Foundation P.O. Box 710 Little River, Texas 76554.
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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Apr. 8, 2013