Daniel Eugene Cavin was born on June 21, 1951, in Longview, Texas to Daniel Eliza and Willie Jean Morgan Cavin. Daniel unexpectedly passed away in his home in Mesquite, Texas on August 20, 2022.
In high school, Dan joined the Youth for Christ where he played the trumpet and toured with the Christian group Top Teens. He was a proud member of the Mighty Maroon Band and graduated from Mesquite High School with the Class of 1969. After graduation, he played his trumpet and toured with the Christian group, Campus Life Singers. He continued his studies at Dallas Bible College in Dallas, Texas and Eastfield Junior College in Mesquite, Texas until 1974.
Dan's career with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company began in 1969. In 1974, he met and married Pamela Di' Ann Jordan; they settled in Mesquite, Texas. Dan joined Oats Drive Baptist Church in Mesquite, Texas in 1969, where he served in the Youth Department, conducted the Children's Church, was appointed Interim Minister of Music and was ordained as a Deacon in 1980 and served in that capacity until 1991. In 1989, following a call to minister to families, Dan left Southwestern Bell to pursue a career as a funeral director. He earned an Associate Degree in Funeral Science in 1990 from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. Dan completed his internship at Lybrand Funeral Home in Wills Point, Texas and went on to work at Sullivan Funeral Home in Marshall, Texas until 2000. In retirement, Dan enjoyed singing in the church choir at Inspiration Baptist Church in Mesquite, Texas and when the church Orchestra formed, he picked up his trumpet again and enjoyed playing with that group until 2020.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents Daniel Eliza and Willie Jean Cavin. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Pamela Di'Ann Jordan Cavin; daughter, Wendi Ellen Cavin Clifford and husband, Jeremy; son, Daniel Raymond Cavin and wife, Lara; grandchildren: Hayden Gray, Noah Elijah, and Joshua Mathew Clifford, and William Daniel and Jonathon Wesley Cavin; brother, Michael Douglas Cavin; sister, Elizabeth Lynn Cavin Ledesma and husband, Anthony; sister, Shirley Kay Cavin and significant other, Michael Malone; along with two nephews, numerous cousins and other family members.
Visitation will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25 at New Hope Funeral Home in Sunnyvale, Texas. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, at First United Methodist Church in Mesquite, Texas. There will be a meal and fellowship following the service for family and friends at the church.