Dana Paul Crocker, also known to many as "Daytona Dana", age 58, of Littleton, CO passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully, on May 29, 2021. Born October 4, 1962 and a native to Colorado where he lived in Aurora, CO until age 23 then moved to Thousand Oaks, CA until 1999, before returning to the mile-high state.
He is survived by his daughter, Shanda Tillman (fiancé Chris) of Rifle, CO; grandson, Ryatt Hunter; mother, Paula (Husband Leon) Meurer of Parker, CO; father Dave (Wife Kay) Crocker of Foxfield, CO; step-mother Jo Doornbos of Paradise Valley, AZ; brother Darren (Wife Lacy) Crocker of Brighton, CO; brother Vernon Doornbos of Parker, CO; sister Susie (Husband Louis) LoSasso of Aurora, CO; nephew Colton (fiancée Meghan) Crocker, niece Kayla Doornbos, nephew Joey LoSasso, and nieces Makenna Crocker and Gracie Crocker.
Dana had countless friends that he met along his life's journey. He always went out of his way to help people and quickly befriended everyone he met. Pshhhh...he was the life of the party! Racing to the finish line a little earlier than anticipated, #78 - Daytona Dana - will no doubt race around heaven leaving rubber on the shiny white pearl roads as he takes the turns as fast as he can "around the outside". The air may be a little thinner there, but that won't stop him from tuning his carb and outrunning the best of the best.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Crocker Residence, 14121 Country Hills Drive, Brighton, CO on Sunday, July 18th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Dana's honor to his favorite non-profit, Sparkling Kindness that helps those in need and sheds light on any darkness with a motto of "We rise by lifting others" just as Dana has done all through his life. www.sparklingkindness.org
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Published by Colorado Community Media on Jun. 22, 2021.