May 22, 1976 ~ December 12, 2020

Born in: Decatur, GA
Resided in: Dacula, GA

Daniel Wade Lee of Dacula, Georgia passed peacefully Friday morning, December 11, 2020 at the age of 44. Daniel was born May 22,1976 and was a 1995 graduate of Central Gwinnett High School, Lawrenceville, GA and then Perimeter College, Decatur, GA with an Associates Degree.

Daniel worked as an electrician until a virus attacked his heart in 2001 and he was physically no longer able to continue in that line of work, he then pivoted to the building materials industry and worked as a designer for a few companies most recently with Builders FirstSource.

He loved anything outdoors from the time he was a little boy, he played sports and was an avid hunter. His family is what he loved – specifically his niece and nephews that he attended their activities and enjoyed hunting and fishing excursions with the boys. He was always at dance performances with a bouquet of flowers in hand and the proudest uncle you have ever seen.

Daniel loved animals and his former dog Huck helped him recover from the first health setback and they were thick as thieves, Huck was a red golden retriever and was never far from his side. Most recently his dog Finn who you can see featured on his Facebook page, a 3-year-old golden retriever was by his side until his last breath. Truly a man’s best friend. If you knew Daniel you loved Daniel, especially his quick wit.

Daniel is survived by his mother Debbie Wade Lee and father David W. Lee, Sr. (Joan); his maternal grandfather Gordon T. Wade, his sister Dionitia Lee Cornell (Bill), brother David W. Lee, Jr. (Kristin) and niece Savannah Cornell and nephews Jackson and Sawyer Lee – as well as a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be laid to rest at Gwinnett Memorial, Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Daniel enjoyed Canadian salmon fishing trips that allowed him to fly in a helicopter and go over the Mount St. Helens and see the blow down line from the eruption and buzzed a herd of elk and land on the ocean in a floatplane.

A private graveside service will take place on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Gwinnett Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paws for Vets-

Arrangements by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. There are no words. God bless this beautiful family. Sending love and prayers to you all.

    Carole Adams and family

  2. So sorry to hear of Daniel’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this impossible time.

    Ken Adams and Family

  3. CandleImageWords cannot express our deepest sympathies for your loss. Daniel was the sweetest guy and we have such fond memories of him. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

  4. I am so heart-broken to hear of Daniel’s passing. He was truly one-of-a-kind. He never failed to make me laugh. I can still see all his goofy faces in my mind. The world has lost a kind and fun-loving soul. I am praying for your family during this incredibly difficult time.

  5. Larry and I were shocked and saddened to hear about Daniel. I remember when you told me you expecting him and when he was born. We spent so much time together as families when the kids were small and I remember each of those special times with such fondness. Our hearts are broken for each one of you and we hold you in our prayers.

  6. CandleImageMany awesome memories with Daniel! From baseball as little squirts to hunting just a few short years ago, he always had me laughing! Heaven definitely gained one of the most genuine souls! Our prayers and thoughts go out to you.

  7. CandleImageOur hearts are broken to hear of Daniels passing. He had such a precious spirit and was kind to all. I remember him and Dave spending time playing ball at our house on Still Road. It was so much fun. Our prayers are with you all at this time.
    Mark Burson and family

  8. CandleImageDaniel was such a kind soul. He was always willing to help a friend in need and was the greatest neighbor. He had the best sense of humor and could make anyone laugh. He will truly be missed.

    Nicole Drake and family

  9. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is never a good time to lose a loved one, but especially this time of year and in the midst of this pandemic, I know it becomes even more difficult. I will pray for all of you in the days and weeks to come, especially during this Christmas season. Cherish the memories of Daniel and lean on God for comfort and peace.

  10. CandleImageDaniel was our neighbor for 15 years. He was such a sweet and kind person. We were blessed to have such a caring and thoughtful neighbor living across the street. Praying for Debbie and the rest of the family during this sad time.

  11. CandleImageDaniel was and amazing person. It was my pleasure to have known him and he always kept me laughing. He would call me and say ” Its your cubical cutie calling”. He Loved Huck like no tomorrow. I am so very sorry for your family loss, keeping the family in my heart and prayers.
    Joanne Chandler

  12. CandleImageMy condolences to all of the Lee family and friends on hearing of Daniel’s passing. I enjoyed coming to work every day at Weyerhaeuser in Dacula knowing I could always shoot the breeze with Daniel about many topics. I enjoyed going to lunch with him on Friday’s too. He will be missed. Many prayers for comfort to your family.

  13. CandleImageDebbie, Dionitia and the rest of the family; there are no words to express my deep sadness and broken heart for you all. I promise I will be praying fervently in the days ahead for peace and especially for comfort for you all during the especially difficult time.
    Love and prayers,

  14. I am so sorry for your loss. I watched the video and it was nice to have a glimpse of Daniel outside of work. A very special person to so many people. He will be missed dearly at Builders First Source. We are thinking of the Lee family.

  15. CandleImagePat Stutts
    Debbie you are Especially in my thoughts
    and prayers. My God give you Strength and
    Peace Today and in the coming days.

  16. CandleImageDebbie, I am so so very sorry at the loss of Daniel. I love his story and his sweet and kind soul shines brightly. May you and your family find peace and rest knowing he is in our father’s caring arms. With Love and prayers, Dianne and Todd

  17. David, Debbie,Dionitia and Dave we are brokenhearted about Daniel’s death. He was always such fun to be around when he was at our house. He was always so friendly and just a great person. I know Huck was waiting on him when he got to Heaven. If y’all need anything please call and know that we are praying for each of you.

  18. CandleImageFor my Family ~
    Daniel will forever be in my heart.
    That smile and personality of his was a part of each of you wrapped in the most beautiful son-brother-nephew-cousin!
    He was ours for a short time, now he’s with our Heavenly Father for eternity! “We will meet up yonder one day!”
    Love to each of you!
    Aunt Fannie

  19. CandleImageDaniel, thank you for the joy and laughter you brought to anyone who had the great pleasure of interacting with you! I’m sure they have a stage prepared for you in heaven where you can practice your comedy routine like the one you performed for us in high school. I still think and laugh about that skit from time to time. Thanks for the great memories! Rest in Peace friend.

  20. CandleImageDebbie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray God wraps his arms around you at this difficult time. I will have you in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. I’m so sorry for your loss. Daniel was a great co worker and friend. His love of his Huck and then Finn was truly special.

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