Daniel “Dan” Thomas McDavid, 65, of Franklin Furnace passed away Monday, May 11, 2020. Danny was born in Ironton, Ohio October 18, 1954, to Carmella Orsini McDavid and the late Daniel Watson McDavid.
In addition to his mother, Dan is survived by his brother, Kevin (Diane) McDavid, longtime companion, Vicki Jenkins, and his children, Heather McDavid, Heidi (Brad) Bainer, and Tyler (Shanleigh) Knittel-McDavid.
He was the proud grandfather of Jaida (Christian) Green, Joie Dickerson, Sydney Bainer, and Savannah Bainer, great grandfather to Avery Green and uncle to Patrick (Samantha) McDavid and Erin (Jason) Southall. Danny was a 1972 Green High School graduate and a well-known athlete, coach, and referee. During his career, he coached football teams at Green, South Point, Northwest, and Portsmouth West as well as baseball at Green.
Over the years, he has led multiple teams to numerous championships and titles and was the recipient of the USA Today Most Caring Coach Award in 1996. Beyond all the titles and winning records, he will be remembered for his love of the game and his dedication to the young men and women that he coached.
There will be a visitation for Danny, 2:00-4:00 pm Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg. Social distancing will have to be observed. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship will be established at a later date or contact Tammie Davisson Niemer.