In memory of
Daniel Lee Jeakins
In memory of
Daniel Lee Jeakins
JEAKINS, Daniel Lee "This is the day our LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad. The GOOD news that GOD's light always overcomes the Darkness" Daniel ("Poppy") Lee Jeakins of Plano, Texas passed away on April 10, 2021 at the age of 72. He was born July 31, 1948 to Robert Earl and Dorothy Louise (Steinbaugh) Jeakins in Danville, Illinois. Dan received a bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois. He married Kristy Jean Lucas on May 6, 1972 in Danville, Illinois. Dan was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Plano, Texas. Dan had a long and successful career in architecture however, his most rewarding accomplishment was not made of concrete and steel. It was made with his heart, which we admired the most. Dan was a loving husband to his best friend and wife of 48 years, Kristy, and the most caring father and Poppy to his 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Poppy never missed an opportunity to tell his children how proud he was. He loved spending time outdoors and could be found with his daughters at the lake house, hunting with his son, fishing with his grandkids, and keeping a beautiful yard with his wife. Dan fulfilled his passion for architecture throughout his 50 years in the industry and spent a majority of that time as a principal with HKS in Dallas. Dan's passion for his career continued after his retirement as he served on the board of the Thanks-Giving Foundation, board member of the REES Associates, and an advisory board member of the Trust for Public Land. The amount of love, patience, and kindness that he provided to his family, friends, coworkers, and complete strangers came naturally to him. He was so grateful for the outpouring of love and messages he received. Dan imparted wisdom and words of affirmation to those around him even in his final sentiments, "I truly feel like the luckiest man; I've had such a blessed life" and "The most important things are family, friends, and being kind to others." Celebrating him and carrying on his legacy of kindness and love are his wife, Kristy Jeakins of Plano, Texas; daughter, Courtney Wesson and husband, Ken of McKinney, Texas; son, Travis Jeakins and wife, Tifany of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Chelsea Davenport of Richardson, Texas; grandchildren, Paige, Bond, Harper, Stella, Beck, Dylan and Van; brother, Jay Jeakins and wife, Barbara of Peoria, Illinois; sisters, Dawn Bouc and husband, Bob of Peoria, Illinois and Pam Vaughan and husband, Fred of Richardson, Texas. Poppy is reunited in heaven with his parents, and his much loved chocolate lab, Molly. To the sweetest man we have ever known, it's not a goodbye but until we see you again. A servant's heart. A truly perfect gentleman. A humble and kind man. In lieu of flowers, Dan would want you to perform a random act of kindness or donate to the Thanks-Giving Foundation at thanksgiving.org . Memorial service details are pending at this time. For a full obituary, service information, offer condolences and sign an online registry, please visit tjmfuneral.com .
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In memory of
Daniel Lee Jeakins
JEAKINS, Daniel Lee "This is the day our LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad. The GOOD news that GOD's light always overcomes the Darkness" Daniel ("Poppy") Lee Jeakins of Plano, Texas passed away on April 10, 2021 at the age of 72. He was born July 31, 1948 to Robert Earl and Dorothy Louise (Steinbaugh) Jeakins in Danville, Illinois. Dan received a bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois. He married Kristy Jean Lucas on May 6, 1972 in Danville, Illinois. Dan was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Plano, Texas. Dan had a long and successful career in architecture however, his most rewarding accomplishment was not made of concrete and steel. It was made with his heart, which we admired the most. Dan was a loving husband to his best friend and wife of 48 years, Kristy, and the most caring father and Poppy to his 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Poppy never missed an opportunity to tell his children how proud he was. He loved spending time outdoors and could be found with his daughters at the lake house, hunting with his son, fishing with his grandkids, and keeping a beautiful yard with his wife. Dan fulfilled his passion for architecture throughout his 50 years in the industry and spent a majority of that time as a principal with HKS in Dallas. Dan's passion for his career continued after his retirement as he served on the board of the Thanks-Giving Foundation, board member of the REES Associates, and an advisory board member of the Trust for Public Land. The amount of love, patience, and kindness that he provided to his family, friends, coworkers, and complete strangers came naturally to him. He was so grateful for the outpouring of love and messages he received. Dan imparted wisdom and words of affirmation to those around him even in his final sentiments, "I truly feel like the luckiest man; I've had such a blessed life" and "The most important things are family, friends, and being kind to others." Celebrating him and carrying on his legacy of kindness and love are his wife, Kristy Jeakins of Plano, Texas; daughter, Courtney Wesson and husband, Ken of McKinney, Texas; son, Travis Jeakins and wife, Tifany of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Chelsea Davenport of Richardson, Texas; grandchildren, Paige, Bond, Harper, Stella, Beck, Dylan and Van; brother, Jay Jeakins and wife, Barbara of Peoria, Illinois; sisters, Dawn Bouc and husband, Bob of Peoria, Illinois and Pam Vaughan and husband, Fred of Richardson, Texas. Poppy is reunited in heaven with his parents, and his much loved chocolate lab, Molly. To the sweetest man we have ever known, it's not a goodbye but until we see you again. A servant's heart. A truly perfect gentleman. A humble and kind man. In lieu of flowers, Dan would want you to perform a random act of kindness or donate to the Thanks-Giving Foundation at thanksgiving.org . Memorial service details are pending at this time. For a full obituary, service information, offer condolences and sign an online registry, please visit tjmfuneral.com .
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