Daniel William Forrest II (Danny 2), 48, passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Danny was a lifelong resident of Poquoson and Tabb, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his Poppa, William Samuel Forrest, grandfather, Dave Roland Daniels (Idabel, Oklahoma), and grandmother, Carol Jean Witte (Salt Lake City, Utah). He is survived by his wife Kate and children, Dawn and Evelynn, parents, Danny and Wendy Forrest, grandmother, Jean Tabb Forrest-Clarke, grandfather, Mern LeRoy Witte (Salt Lake City, Utah), sister Dana Rollins (Chris), nephew Peyton, niece Presley, many extended family members and cherished friends.
Danny was a graduate of Poquoson High School where he competed in wrestling at the State level. After graduating from Old Dominion University and William and Mary, Danny followed in his father’s footsteps as an educator teaching elementary school throughout the Tidewater area. It was Danny’s bond with his Poppa, a lifelong waterman, that lead Danny to also be a Charter-boat Captain. Danny never met a stranger. To know him was to know he always had a funny story and an easy smile at the ready that would cheer up anyone, young or old. Danny had a passion for the water and all things nautical. His sense of adventure never allowed him to turn down a boating or fishing trip. If you were fortunate to receive a letter or note from him, it wouldn’t be without his trademark hammerhead drawing. While Danny craved time on the water, he was just as content on his farm cutting grass or relaxing in his hot tub admiring the rising sun. Danny’s childhood was filled with boat trips with friends and family, and many happy times out on the water, and he continued that tradition with his children. Those we love don’t go away: they walk beside us every day unseen, unheard but always near, so loved, so missed, and so very dear.
Arrangements are being handled by Claytor Rollins Funeral Home of Poquoson, Va. A private celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 20th. Family and friends are welcomed to visit Danny’s immediate family at Yorktown Beach on Saturday, March 20th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the grassy picnic area. The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation or the Peninsula SPCA.
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