Daniel I. Bragg

April 6, 2014

Daniel I. Bragg 46, of Frankfort, IN, died at 4:37 p.m. April 6, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born March 20, 1968 in Lafayette, IN to Arlo I. & Sarah Ann (Eldridge) Bragg. Daniel was a 1988 graduate of Frankfort High School and a lifelong Frankfort resident. He participated in ROTC and had formerly worked at Exide Battery and Wal-Mart in Frankfort. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Frankfort. Daniel enjoyed people, loved fishing and demolition derbies.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2056 E. Wabash, Frankfort, IN. Calling will begin at 12 Noon until time of service at the church. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the family to assist with Dan’s final expenses.

Survived by:

Father: Arlo I Bragg of Frankfort, Sister: Marta E. (Monty) Sparks of Rockville, 2 Nephews: Joshua & Caleb Sparks, Aunt: Harriet Chapman of Dunwoody, GA, 3 Uncles: James (Rose) Eldridge of Florida, Willard (Doris) Eldridge of Forest and Milo (Robin) Eldridge of New Albany.

Preceded by:

his mother.


34 Condolences for “Daniel I. Bragg”

  1. Harriet Chapman April 7, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    May all the family feel God’s presence at this time. Dan was loved and cared for by many people. He never knew a stranger.

  2. Gloria East April 7, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Danny passing. He was a great person. He will be forever remembered as such. I have known him since I was 12 years old, met him through a long time friend of mine Billie Hensley. My heart goes out to his family.

    • Billie Hensley April 9, 2014 at 3:29 am

      Danny had the biggest heart and helped anyone with anything when he could….I have known him since I six years old, and he has always had a heart of gold…never knew a stranger…I’m so sorry for his family as Danny, aka, Dan the Man, will be missed….we shared many laughs and good times together….Danny, you have always been like a brother to me and Uncle Danny to the kids….there is really too much to say on here, but we love you…that includes Mom, Dave, Jennifer, Kyra, Peyton and myself and Gloria and family….Arlo, I am so sorry for your loss…

  3. Mendle Adams April 7, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I was a friend of his mother and father many years ago. I am sorry for your loss Arlo.

  4. Mary Reynolds April 7, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I just came to know Danny from seeing him at our Church on Sundays. About 3 weeks ago, when the weather was horrible, I saw Danny walking in the strong wind, trying to get to a local restaurant. I stopped and gave him a ride. We had a nice chat on the way and before Danny got out of the car, he thanked me and wished me well. He truly loved the Lord, and it is in knowing that, that I know Danny is safe in the arms of Jesus. Rest in Peace Danny.

  5. Cathy Hensley Smith April 7, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Danny was a fried of my family. I also knew him. A stranger he never knew!1 Always had a smile and a kind word for everyone!! May you take comfort in knowing he was well liked and loved!

  6. Susan McCollum April 8, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Daniel Bragg was always upbeat and always spoke to you by name! Always asked about your family when he saw you! How compassionate!! May the peace of God cover Daniels friend’s and family!

  7. Jami Pratt April 8, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this difficult time. Danny was such a great person and will be missed by many!

  8. Linda (Freeman) Newnum April 8, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that Danny passed away. I went to high school with him and he was always nice to me. My heart goes out to the family during this difficult time.

  9. Linda Large April 8, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Danny will be missed by all that knew him. Have known him for years. Went to school at Woodside and was a friend of his mother’s. RIP Danny. You are now walking with no limp and you are seeing all of our Lord’s beauty in heaven.

  10. Chuck and Donna Toney April 8, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Danny went to school with my kids. May God bless and comfort each of you. Our prayers are with you.

  11. Rev. Dean and Tracey Hornaday April 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss. Danny taught us much about the love of Christ in our time of going to Church with him. He was a lifelong friend and classmate of my wife Tracey (O’Brien) and his passing has touched our hearts deeply. Our prayers are with the Bragg family. At times like this we know that God’s full healing doesn’t come on this side of heaven, as the family mourns the loss, please remember as I will that Danny, in the full Glory of Christ, now sees Jesus face to face and will receive his reward in full for the Love that he shared in Jesus while on earth.

  12. John W. Forman April 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Danny was one of those rare people you meet, who you just can’t put a finger on what it is about him but he is very likeable and I know Danny would go out of his way to help anyone all they had to do was ask and he was there. If Dan left a legacy I think it is to remind us all life is short and to value all those around us not just the select few. Rest In Peace my friend and we shall see each other again.

  13. Leslie Herrick April 8, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Danny will be missed by a lot of people…I only knew him a short time but the time I did he was loving, caring, and never was afraid of people.. R.I.P Danny.. Now you are not in any pain can can be up the in Heaven with Little Larry Burt….Until we meet again….

  14. Randy Rector April 8, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Danny was a good guy with a big heart. He liked everyone as far as I know and I enjoyed talking with him. I hadn’t seen him for quite some time and I know he will be missed by many. I am so sorry for your loss.

  15. John & Grace Miller April 8, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bragg & Eldridge families.

  16. Derek Beasley April 8, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Went to school with him at Woodside and worked with him at Rax restaurants, real nice and talkative guy. I wont ever forget him. Not many around quite like him. He went to a way better place.

  17. Carol Thomas April 8, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    To a very sweet friend you will be missed you loved everyone. We were all really good friends. YOU had a really big heart and you loved your family.

  18. Jamie Rhine April 8, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    I’ve waited on Danny for many years~as he’d frequent Ponderosa. He was always polite and thoughtful, & always sporting a smile.
    Very sad to hear the news of his passing.
    May you rest in peace Danny.

  19. Terry Flood and Family April 8, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    I have known Danny since he was a kid, I knew his family longer, he will be missed by many people, R.I.P.

  20. LeAn Kelly April 8, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I will probably never meet another person as nice and as giving as Dan. Always went out of his way to speak to me and always made me smile with his funny stories or comments. He would give you the shirt off his back even if it was his last one if he thought someone deserved it more than he. Rest in peace my friend, you will be sadly missed by everyone.

  21. Pauline Ball April 8, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    My heart breaks to see this…. Danny was a great guy, he was like a brother to me and he loved everyone and everything. He loved life, and would do anything for anyone, he had a big heart. Now Danny is with my son, little Larry Burt. He will take care of him until I get there. R.I.P. Danny Boy…I love you and you will always be missed….till we meet again…..dear friend.

  22. Peggy Harshbarger Turner April 8, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Dear Bragg Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Daniel was always very kind and thoughtful. His smile was contagious:) Your son always made people feel important. i will be praying for you as you go through this rough time.

  23. Phil Gunyon April 9, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Danny always had kind words for anyone he met. I’ve known him since we were in school. He was a good hearted man! May Gods blessings of comfort flow over Dannys family at this difficult time, and have peace in knowing, Danny is up in heaven, chatting up Jesus himself. : ). My heart goes out to his family and friends.

  24. Lillie Wilson April 9, 2014 at 2:42 am

    My thoughts & prayers are with the family Danny will be missed dearly he was such a fun and loving person. R.I.P Danny spread ur wings and fly high.

  25. Chris & Lisa Mayfield April 9, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Danny was an awesome guy. Always a kind work, warm smile and a helping hand…. Never will be forgotten….. Thoughts and prayers for his family.

  26. Pamela Howe April 9, 2014 at 6:09 am

    I was so heartbroken to hear the news that Danny had passed away. I first met Danny when I was a little girl and we attended the same church. I always enjoyed talking to Danny and hearing his jokes, and he always asked about my family. I never seen Danny without a smile on his face. He had the biggest heart of any person I know. One night my father was very ill and in the hospital and it was raining and very late and my mother and I were on our way home and I got a flat tire. I drove to the nearest gas station and Danny just happened to be there and he laid in the rain and changed my tire for me, he was our angel that night. I don’t know what I would have done without him. I hope you are being rewarded for that tonight Danny because I know you are safe in the arms of Jesus. My heart and prayers are with your family. Until we meet again, R.I.P. Danny.

  27. Terry Brown April 9, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Sorry for the loss of a very special and dear friend.

  28. Rhonda and Robert Swisher April 9, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    So sorry for the loss of Danny, him and his family were long time friends of the family,and also was great friends with me and my husband. Heart of gold just doesn’t describe Danny enough, just not enough words to describe him. Always had a smile on his face and I don’t think he had anybody that he wasn’t kind to. Lots and lots of great memories with Danny, me and my husband. Also great memories growing up with him and his family and all the great times we had. Rip Danny

  29. Dorothy Applegate, Joslin April 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Rest in Peace my friend. I’ll miss seeing you when I come to Frankfort. You’ve always been welcoming, warm and funny. I’m praying for peace and comfort for your family.

  30. Rita Kay Martinez April 9, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    This then is what I pray, kneeling before the Father from Whom every family, whether spiritual or natural takes its name. Out of His infinite Glory may He give you the power through His Holy Spirit so your hidden self can grow strong and Christ can live in your hearts through faith and then planted in love and built on love, you will with all the saints have strength to know the breadth and length, the height and depth, until knowing the love of Christ, you are filled with the utter fullness of God. Glory to Him Whose power working us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to Him from generation to generation in the Church and in Christ Jesus forever. Amen
    Eph 3,14ff. A sincere and heartfelt hug to each.

  31. David and Ivy Nunn April 9, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Danny was like a son to us. He went to school with our girls. He wasn’t much older than our oldest. We went to a lot of places together, had a lot of all night talks, and played games together. He was even very helpful in our move to Missouri. The last time we saw him, was about 4-1/2 years ago when he came with our daughter and her family to visit. He was great company whenever we got together, loved everyone, and had a very kind heart! We are confident that he was greeted with the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant!” then escorted to a great mansion! He is running around whole and healthy! God Bless!

  32. Donna West April 10, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Dear Bragg Family,
    Sorry for your loss, God be with you all. I have known Dan every since I was a young teenager and he would come down and visit the family and I’m forty two now. He will be missed by so many people.

  33. Ross Johnson April 14, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I remember meeting him for the first time at my first Cub Scout camp-out (1979?). My dad had very optimistically bought me a baseball and mitt to take along. Danny was happy to do practice throws and catches with me for about an hour, while the other campers filed in to the campsite. He was practically the only person I remember who wasn’t frustrated or bemused by my utter lack of athletic skill. Danny was probably the nicest person I ever met.

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