Daniel Rash


December 8, 1947 – January 7, 2016


Rash daniel picDanny “Daniel” Wayne Rash, 68, died Thursday, January 7, 2016, in Oklahoma City following a brief battle with cancer. He was born on December 8, 1947, in Hot Springs, Ark., to Albert Dale and Elsie Irene (Fikes). After graduating from Hot Springs High School in 1965, Dan earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arkansas in 1978. He briefly worked for the architectural firm of Hailey-Powers in Fayetteville, Ark., before accepting a position in 1979 with AT&T as a Project Manager in the Corporate Real Estate, Planning, Design, and Construction department. In 1981, he was transferred from St. Louis, Mo., to Oklahoma City, where he continued working for AT&T as a Senior Project Manager until his retirement on December 31, 2015. Dan was an Emeritus member of the American Institute of Architects and registered with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He was active with the Boy Scouts of America for many years, specifically Edmond, Okla.’s Troop 1. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Elsie Rash, and his sister Louise Digby.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda Walker Rash of Edmond; one son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Laura Rash of Edmond; one daughter and daughter-in-law, Alison and Taja Caddy-Rash of Edmond; one brother and sister-in-law, Don and Karen Rash of Dumas, Ark.; one brother-in-law and his wife, Jim and Mary Walker of Athens, Ga.; one granddaughter, Claire Caddy-Rash, of Edmond; and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his family.

Visitation will be held at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 11. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 12, at 2 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home. Interment at Lowe Cemetery in Royal, Ark., to follow at a later date.

9 thoughts on “Daniel Rash”

  1. Ann (Dobbins) Nelson

    I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Dan’s death. I have fond memories of days at First Presbyterian with him. Also, great times when Brian and Allison were at Will Rogers. My prayers go out to the family in this time of sorrow.

  2. Nancy Addington

    Our family always enjoyed being with Dan and all of you. We will miss Dan. Deepest sympathy …the Addingtons

  3. Nancy Addington

    Our family always enjoyed being with Dan and all of you. We will miss him. Deepest sympathy …the Addingtons

  4. Charles Johnson

    Dan & family were great support for BSA Troop 1. Dan worked a miracle to get a building donated for the Troop equipment. He was also a great supporter of the Edmond Bus Club which provided commuter transportation to OKC.

    He will be sorely missed.

  5. I am so sad to learn of your loss. I remember Brian and Alison so well. Brian really did not like me but somehow learner a lot and had fun. Alison was just precious, an excellent student. Linda, you always gave 200% to Will Rogers and we love you and yourfsmily for that. God bless your family.

  6. Keith and Debi Patrick

    We worked with Dan throughout the years, ever since he was in Oklahoma City in the 80’s. He was a joy to know and we will miss him so much. He always spoke with love and pride of his children and wife. You could tell where he got his happiness. He also spoke of his old home, Arkansas, of which he was also very fond. We are very sorry for your loss.

  7. Linda, I am so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Wishing you comfort and peace at this sad time.
    Carol Rose

  8. We were all so sorry to hear about Dan’s passing. There are such good memories of Brian and Jason in Boy Scouts with Dan as the leader. I contacted Jason in Fayetteville, AR where he and his wife live. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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