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Celebrating the life of

Michael Keith Daniel

Passed away on October 24, 2021

Michael Keith Daniel

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Michael “Keith” Daniel on October 24, 2021. Born on March 22, 1972 to William Ansel “Butch” Daniel and Diane Brooks Daniel, Keith was a happy, friendly soul who never met a stranger. He grew up in Carrollton, Georgia alongside his many cousins and enjoyed church camps, youth groups, singing in his church choir, and playing a number of different sports. Keith graduated from Carrollton High School in 1990 after four years of wrestling and playing football and baseball. His college years took him to the University of West Georgia where he was a proud member of the Chi Phi Fraternity and earned a degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations in 1995. 

Always ready for adventure, Keith moved to Savannah, Georgia in 1996 where he met his wife of 18 years, Stacy, found lifelong friends, and picked up a hobby for which he is so well known--playing the guitar. Keith and his music partner Ross have been known and loved as a musical duo for the past 20 years, playing too many places and for too many people and events to name. Keith’s love of music and his passion for the limelight made him a memorable presence on stage and in the hearts of his biggest fans.

Having been an athlete in his younger years, Keith continued to be an avid spectator of all sports in his adult life. He enjoyed watching the Braves with his son Evan and was a proud dad watching his daughter Sarah play volleyball. Keith was an extremely passionate Dawgs fan, and although the Falcons occasionally “hurt his feelings” through the years, he never missed supporting them. He was always ready for football season.

After his move to Savannah, Keith was employed by Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia for 13 years as the Director of Postal Services. His desire to commute less and be closer to home led him to his role as commercial technician for Yates Astro of Savannah, a job that he enjoyed with fellow employees he considered his good friends.   

In addition to his wife Stacy and children Sarah and Evan, Keith leaves behind his beloved dog Jessie, his mother Diane and father Ansel, maternal grandmother Betty Brooks, several aunts and uncles, in-laws, and many cousins. 

Keith’s smile, his kindness, and his talent have been a blessing to so many through the years, and he will be missed by all those who knew him. 

The Daniel Family will receive visitors from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 28th at the Fox and Weeks Hodgson Chapel on 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive, and a private memorial will be held at a later date. 

 

 

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We are so very sorry to hear this news. Keith was such a good person and always had a smile on his face. Stacy, he loved you and the kids beyond measure. We are praying for your family and here for you now and in the future. Love always.

- The Wallden Family, Savannah, GA

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- The Murphy Family, Savannah, Georgia

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Thank you for sharing Keith with our world! You and your children will remain in our thoughts and prayers! May God comfort you and give you strength.

- The Billingsley’s , Savannah , Georgia

There are no words to describe the hole that this news leaves in my heart! What a huge loss! Live music in this community will never be the same without him. Many prayers are being said for you and your sweet family Stacy! May God Bless you and give you continued strength to go forward. Keith was a great friend to so many, and his memory and his music will live on forever in our hearts and in our souls. He had such a passion for fun, and for putting smiles on everyone’s faces, to match the big smile he always had on his! You never had to ask me twice, If I wanted to go sit somewhere and listen to Keith and Ross play. It always turned a bad day into a good day, because Keith would not have it any other way. ❤️

- Beth Smith, Savannah, GA

No words can describe the pain I know that your family is going through. Keith was one of sweetest guys out there always a smile on his face! My heart breaks for all he left behind. Prayers for you and your family.

- Pace Creech, Savannah, GA

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Praying for you and your family. I will always remember that smile. Thoughts and prayers always.

- Kimberly (Kobliski) McFarlin, Rincon, GA

We are all so saddened by this news. Keith was always smiling and living his best life. Sending so many hugs and prayers for all that knew and loved Keith.

- Stephanie Roy, Richmond HIll, Georgia

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We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is such a blessing to all of us. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you.

- Jamie Bopp, Savannah, GA

You and your children are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May God give you all strength and peace.

- Kimberly Nieto, Savannah, GA

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Stacy, you and your family are in my prayers! Love you, Janet Pigott

- Janet R Pigott, Savannah, GA

Rest easy my old friend. I love you. Please know I’ll step up and do everything I can for Stacy and the kids. I’m devastated and I’m going to miss you my friend. You were always full of joy, as evidenced by all the holes in the hears of the people left behind. Just know I will be there. All my love….Seth and family

- Seth Riley, Savannah , GA

Keith was a constant source of life and encouragement to me. He was one of the few people that had the capacity to hold space for another person. His smile and eyes radiated love and warmth. This is a life that’s easy to celebrate. Thank you for showing us what love looks like Keith.

- Paul Reeves, Acworth, GA

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- STING RAY'S, TYBEE ISLAND, GA

My prayers are with the Family. Keith was always so much fun to listen to. He always had a huge smile on his face. He will be missed.

- kappy chisholm, Savannah, GA

My heartfelt prayers are with all who are grieving.

- Kari Spano Allen, Savannah, Georgia (GA)

Keith was a good childhood friend of mine. We had such good times together growing up. My heart is going out for his family, his wife, his children, his mom. I’m praying right now that God‘s peace would cover you all in this time of loss.

- Stephen Taylor , Bremen, Ga

I am so sorry to hear this news. Keith was an amazing person. Every time I saw him he had a smile on his face and would put you in the best mood. You will forever be missed.

- Dawn Kobliski, Savannah, Georgia

Daniel Family, our hearts are breaking for you all during this time. Keith was loved by so many and will live on forever in our hearts.

- Foote Family , Rincon , GA

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So sorry for your loss, Keith was the sweetest guy, always a smile on his face. He will be missed by all who knew him. Prayers for the family

- Tracy Daly, Summerville , Sc

We are beyond heartbroken to hear of Keith’s passing. He will always be remembered as a man with a presence that could light a room. He will truly be missed by so many. Our continued prayers are with you all now and as always. Our love and deepest sympathies, Megan and Greg Hodges

- Megan & Greg Hodges, Savannah, Ga

Keith’s kindness and beautiful soft spoken voice of an angel will never be forgotten. My heart goes out to everyone suffering this incredible loss

- Cook Trisha, Richmond Hill, GA

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The first time I met Keith, he treated me like I had been a friend of 20+ years. A kind soul with an infectious smile. My condolences to his family.

- William Jacob Sane, Chatsworth, GA

I want to extend my prayers to all of Keith’s family & friends. It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed his talents but he will always be one of the best Savannah has to offer.

- Wayne Kasal, Bluffton , South Carolina

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Keith was one of the nicest techs I’ve had the pleasure working with at Yates Astro. He always had a big smile. We will miss him so much! Praying for his family during this hard time.

- Kate Pommenville , Pooler, Ga

So sorry to hear of Kieth’s passing. He was such a breath of fresh air seeing play with Ross playing Fiddler’s ,Tubby’s, and all the other places. Always smiling. Just great soul all around.

- Brock Elam, Rutherfordton , NC

Always a pleasure to have on stage, with a beautiful voice, amazing wit, and kindness beyond belief; you are missed!

- The crew at Michael Gaster + Associates, Thunderbolt, GA

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

- Mercer, Richmond Hill, GA

Kieth will be so missed! He gave us positivity and sunshine every time we saw him! Prayers and love sent to All of his family and friends!

- Ray and Cheryl Bryant , Savannah , Georgia

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- Patti & Denis George , Savannah , Ga

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- Cindi & Jackie Williams, Savannah , Ga

We met Keith through his dad, Ansel " Butch" Daniel. Butch and Diane were classmates of ours on Thomaston, GA. In later years, we would follow Keith and Ross. We enjoyed their music and personality. Our favorite song was one of his dad's song, "Mama He's Crazy!" Hugs to all who loved him !!!

- Gary and Beth Stallings Odom, Richmond Hill, GA

A dear friend, who regretfully we were out of touch with. But a friend always and forever in our hearts and minds. Keith made us laugh. Was always fun to be around. We had a music connection that always brought joy. Our condolences to Stacy, Evan, and Sarah, as well as to all of Keith’s family and friends. Keith – you are a part of the joy in our lives. You live in our memories of the great times shared, which will endure…always! With love, Bob & Lisa Hack

- Bob and Lisa Hack, Orlando, FL

The Kirk family sends all our love to Stacy, Sarah and Evan. We are heartbroken for you. We will always fondly remember Keith’s kindness and ever-present smile.

- The Kirk Family, Savannah , Ga

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So many wonderful memories friend. You will be missed.

- The Brennan Family, Savannah, GA

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Yates-Astro won't be the same without Keith's smiling face. We will all miss him but are so thankful for the time we had him with us. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

- ANITA GARRIS, GUYTON, GA

Keith was always a gentleman and super nice young man. We enjoyed bowling with him back in the day. He was so gracious to play for our daughter in law Dawn Piper’s fund raiser after her death. I’ll always remember his smiling face! Cannot imagine your pain. Love prayers and blessings to you all.

- Donna and Larry Piper, Tybee Island, GA

Dear Stacy and family…we are heartbroken for you all with the loss of your beloved husband and your children’s father. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the Lord’s peace that passes all understanding be with you and comfort you. ❤️

- Carey Murns - Addie Murns - Ella Murns , Savannah, GA

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I’m so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. My heart goes out to his family and my former coworkers at Yates. He was always so kind to everyone and such a blessing to be around.

- Sharon Houston, Richmond Hill, GA

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- Woelber family, Savannah, Georgia

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Love you brother. Prayers for Stacy and the family.

- Will Poston, Savannah, GA

Mr. Keith was an amazing man! I lucky got to meet him through my dad Bob Hack. He was a great friend to my dad and was always loving and full of laughter! Never once did I not see a smile on his face! It was an honor to have known him! My prayers haven been sent to the Daniel’s family!

- Kaden Hack, Charleston, South Carolina

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Our love and thoughts are with you all at this time. We will keep you in our prayers.

- The Gearing Family, Pooler , GA

You all are in our prayers. We are so very sorry for your loss.

- The DeWitt Family, Savannah, Ga

Keith and I shared over 40 years of friendship. Lots of good times over the years on church choir trips, youth group events and general shenanigans. We were also Trojan teammates. Gonna miss you, buddy, but I know you're Home with Jesus now. Love you #68.

- Lee Bohannon, Bowdon, Georgia

I am heartbroken to hear this news. Keith and I graduated from High School together and he was one of my best high school friends. We are praying for your family and hurting with you!

- Leesa (Tanner) Barber, Florence , Alabama

The world has shifted with such a big loss. Savannah music will never be quite the same. We will forever cherish the moments spent in Keith’s presence. His indelible impact was earned not only by his talents and music but by his larger-than-life personality, humor, and hugs❤️. Thank you to the Daniel family for sharing him with all of us. Our hearts are with you all. May his soul give them K-OSS with a smile.

- Grooms-Sadley, Savannah, Georgia

My family and I are so sorry to hear this tragic news. We pray for peace and comfort for your loss during this tremendously difficult time. As high school buddies we spent a lot of time together, cruising Carrollton in the Gremlin and creating memories. We have been down to Savannah several times to visit and hear Keith and Ross play. I have some great memories growing up with Keith that will be always be with me.

- Scott Kauffman, Bremen, GA

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Keith serviced my apartment building for Yates. He was always smiling, a very kind personable young man. RIP.

- Patricia Cox, Savannah, GA

I never once in all the years I've known Keith ever been greeted with anything less than a hug and a smile… Always just an absolute pleasure to be around… I never got to share a stage with you… But I got to share something I will always carry with me… Our years and years of friendship… God bless you Keith… Anyone who ever crossed your path is a better person for it… You're a very very rare individual… Godspeed…B.

- Barry Johnson, Savannah, Ga

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- The Martin Family, Savannah, GA

I have some many memories of Keith growing up and all the kids playing at their grandmama’s and granddaddy’s house. I think back on some funny memories Keith building his skateboard ramp and his granddaddy getting the truck stuck on it and the time he was learning to drive the bobcat. I remember him making sure that his grandmama didn’t put onions in his dressing at thanksgiving. Keith was a sweet soul and a beautiful spirit. Jeff and I will be praying for y’all to fine comfort and peace.

- Tina Norman, Carrollton , Georgia

My Heart Breaks, As I Am So Very Sorry To Hear Of The Passing Of Keith. My Most Sincere Condolences To His Wife, Children And Extended Family. My Dear Wife, Brynda, Whom I Lost Earlier This Year, Truly Loved Keith - As He Worked At Savannah Squares As Their Concierge, Where She Had Patients As She Was A Private Duty Nurse And They Got To Know Each Other More. We Both Attended So Many Of Keith & Ross’s Live Performances, Where He Played Many Of Our Favorites, Including ‘Wagon Wheel’ With His Always Present Big Loving Smile, That None Of Us Who Ever Knew Keith, Will Ever Forget. He Was Such A Good Friend And True Southern Gentleman With A Caring Heart That Reflected His Love Of His Lord And Savior, With Whom, No Doubt, He Is Now With, Along With My Precious Brynda, Walking The Streets Of Gold And Singing In The Heavenly Choir… May God Bless And Comfort Keith’s Family With Fond Memories Of Time With Him And Blessed Assurance Of Where Keith Is Now And Forever (&, If They Accept Jesus Christ As Their Personal Lord & Savior, They Will See Keith Again In Eternity), Coupled With Our Lord And Savior’s Peace That Passes All Understanding - Is My Prayer.

- Tommy Grooms III, Whitemarsh Island/Savannah, Georgia.

Stacy, I was shocked to hear this sad news. Please know that Lauren and I are thinking of you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

- Jennifer Von Waldner Willcoxon, Guyton, GA

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My heart and soul ache for your loss. I wish you love and strength. From me and the Live Wire family... Keith, may your soul shine...

- Daniel Robertson Jr., Royston, Georgia

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Keith & I met while at West GA back in the early 90s. He was a great guy & my heart is broken for you guys. I remember him singing & playing the guitar with one of his fraternity brothers outside our dorm, "If tomorrow never comes" by Garth. He was a great friend; I hate that we had grown apart as adults. Keith - I will catch you on the flip side :)

- Michele Mahaney, Carrollton, Georgia

Oh my goodness. Although I never had the privilege of meeting him my heart breaks for you all-especially Ansel and Diane and the children. My deepest sympathies and prayers for the repose of his soul and strength and comfort for all.

- Patti Ward Neidlinger , Tybee Island , GA

To Keith’s wife, children, parents, and friends, I’m so sorry for your loss. Keith was friends with my children and I’ve known Butch and they are all connected through the music business. Big hugs and prayers for the loved ones in Keith’s life❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

- Cherise Bowman , Savannah , Georgia

The world is a better place because Keith was here, we must cherish our memories of him & what he left us all. He made everyone he met feel special, such a gift. We grieve with his family & his other friends, may his soul rest in peace.Thanks God for sending us one of your Angels with his kindness, personality & his music. May God give us all peace & comfort to go forward without him..may his memory be eternal. Sent with our dearest love Patti & Denis George. We'll miss you, but your memories will live forever.

- Patti & Denis George , Savannah , Ga

My heart is just broken. I am so sorry to hear this news. He has such a special place in my heart. Words cannot describe how I feel. Steve and I are sending hugs and prayers your way, now, and in the days and months to come. I pray the Lord wraps His arms around you and covers you with peace, comfort and strength. With all our love and sympathies, Steve and Debbie Morris

- Debbie Morris, Newnan, GA

My heart is broken. Keith was such a light and joy to everyone he was in the presence of. He will be greatly missed. The wonderful memories I have of him will be cherished and remembered forever! I am so grateful to have known him. Praying for peace and comfort for his family - wife, children & all of his close friends - through this very difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss! Rest easy, Keith!

- Erica Patrissi, Savannah, GA

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- Jami Duncan, Savannah, Ga

So very sorry for your loss. All our thoughts and prayers for the family.

- Diane and Peter Parmenter , West Springfield , MA

Keith had the unique ability to connect with people through his music. He put our guests in a state of happiness, contentment and light-heartedness. Keith was blessed with a warm heart, a sharp mind and an unbelievable personality. We will always remember Keith's laugh, his love for his wife and children, his kindness and sincerity, and his belief that everyone was good and meant well. His memory will always be with us, and we will miss him terribly.

- Ray Rogers & StingRay's family, SAVANNAH, GA

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Dear Family. I met this very friendly man who had a smile that could light up the whole state of Georgia during his work at Yates Astro. He would come to the senior building where I lived to exterminate. He also found time to give this very talkative old lady his time and a smile. For this I will always be eternally grateful. Thank you Keith

- Judith David, Savannah, GA

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Dear Family. I met this very friendly man who had a smile that could light up the whole state of Georgia during his work at Yates Astro. He would come to the senior building where I lived to exterminate. He also found time to give this very talkative old lady his time and a smile. For this I will always be eternally grateful. Thank you Keith

- Judith David, Savannah, GA

So sorry for your loss. I feel your pain.

- Portune Linda, Savannah, GA

Stacy, Evan and Sarah we are so very sorry for your loss. Sending loads of love and prayers your way.

- Giorgio family , Savannah, GA

Kieth will be so happy to wake up from this rest, just as Lazarus did after being in the grave 4 days. The miracle of the resurrection will mend our broken hearts. Kieth will return with his amazing talents to our delight. Thank God for giving us such a beautiful person. John 5:28,29 assures us that he will return, as Jesus promised: the meek will inherit the earth. We pray for God’s will to be done here ,as well as ,in heaven. We love life as God intended . The heavenly Kingdom government by Christ will make this possible. Isaiah 9:6,7. “Enjoy Life Forever”, JW.org Christian Love, Sandy Wirfs

- Sandy Wirfs, Monroe,, Louisiana

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Keith was such a fixture in the music scene on the islands. We will miss him terribly. Our 11 yr old son has grown up watching him perform and broke into tears when he learned of Keith's passing. Please accept our condolences and love in this time of loss and grief.

- Michele Futrell, Savannah, Chatham

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Keith was a kind soul, a wonderful person, my deepest , heartfelt condolences to his family for this tremendous loss. He will be missed by all.

- Wainwright, Savannah, Ga.

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200

  • A Private Service Will Be Held