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Danny Floyde Best

May 28, 1945 - July 24, 2021

Danny Floyde Best, 76, passed away July 24, 2021 at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare of Wilmington, NC.

Danny was born in Wilmington on May 28, 1945.

He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond Ennett Best and Katie Tompkins Best.

Danny is survived by his wife Rebecca Thompson Best (Becky) and daughter Kathryn Best of the home, a son, Brett Best and wife, Gloria, and two beloved grandchildren, Sean and Sierra
Best of Mount Airy, NC. He is also survived by many special cousins of the area.

Danny was a graduate of New Hanover High School where he was a member of the ROTC. His love of airplanes and the military led him to join the United States Air Force. Danny served the military for four years and while stationed at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he met Becky. She was the great love of his life. Danny and Becky were married for almost fifty- five wonderful years.

After his military service ended, he and his bride returned to Wilmington.

Danny loved planes and all things mechanical, this led him to join the Dupont Company where he was employed for almost thirty years. Throughout his career, he was an active volunteer in many roles throughout the church.

Following retirement, Danny served faithfully at his church, Long Leaf Baptist Church. He loved God’s house and God’s people. Danny worked tirelessly in his church as a sound technician and maintenance director for many decades. Additionally, he was an avid Andy Griffith Show fan and a collector of the show’s memorabilia.

Danny was also an amateur photographer and loved to capture scenes in nature.

His memorial service will be held at Long Leaf Baptist Church on Wednesday, July, 28th, at 2:00 pm, with a family visitation prior to service at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Long Leaf Baptist Church.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.

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