Danny William Best (March 06, 1950 - May 08, 2023)

In loving memory of
Danny William Best
  • March 06, 1950
  • -
  • May 08, 2023

  • Obituary
  • Sign Tribute Wall
  • Send an E-Card
  • Light a Candle
  • Send Flowers
  • Photos


Danny William Best, 73, of Mt. Dora, Florida, passed away on May 8, 2023 after a brief battle with cancer.

Danny was born on March 6, 1950 to Robert and Betty Best in Milwaukee, WI.  Danny held many professional titles over the years including Cook, Kitchen Manager, Head Chef, Truck Driver, and most recently Writer/Poet.  He won several awards and had many of his poems/stories published.  One of his favorite pastimes was admiring classic cars and listening to classic rock, and he loved going to car shows.  He had a sense of adventure and enjoyed traveling to Guam when his kids, Connie and Nathan, lived there.  Danny spent his last several years of retirement enjoying the beautiful Florida weather.

Danny was predeceased by his parents Robert and Betty, and his son Avery.  He is survived by his children Jeff, Connie, Nathan, and Delaney (Danielle); his brothers Robert (Chris), Gary, and David; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.

Danny’s family is grateful for the support, thoughts, and prayers.  A special thanks to the staff of Cornerstone Hospice for their wonderful care.

If you should find yourself wondering

Am I really… really there

Right there with you



Of course I am

There in your heart

And in your memories

No matter where in sleep I lay

If you’d really like to talk

But you feel there’s nothing left to say

Then please… please

Lighten up that heavy… heavy… heart


I’m really… really only

Just a single thought away

“Just A Thought”

By Danny Best

Send flowers to the family to show you care. Order Now

Tribute Wall

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Andy Lucchini says:
    09 May 2023
    0. My wife Iris and I first met Danny at a movie shoot. Went to a few odd Danny's readings. He was a very talented poet. My wife's birthday was also March 6 like Danny. He will sorely missed.

  2. Britni Pottridge says:
    09 May 2023
    I didn't get to know you very well, but from our brief conversations, I wish I would have had more opportunity than I had been given. I know we will meet again someday and then we can share all the stories we missed in this lifetime. We shared more interests and hobbies than what I had initially thought. I'm glad you are at peace.

    Until we see each other again.....
    Your granddaughter, Britni

  3. Annette Nasser says:
    09 May 2023
    I will miss publishing Danny's poetry but happy we had the chance to publish some of his work. My heartfelt condolences to your family. May you find strength during your time of loss.

  4. Carl Scharwath says:
    08 May 2023
    I will miss you brother and all the many lunches we shared. Talking poetry and having fun together. I will think of you every day

  5. Carl Scharwath says:
    08 May 2023
    I will miss you brother and the many lunches we had talking poetry and dreams of getting famous or winning the lottery together .Every day I will miss you friend

  6. Darlene Best says:
    08 May 2023
    Very sorry for the family's loss ❤️

  7. Linda posted an image:
    08 May 2023
    Danny, Delaney, and Chris
    Danny, Delaney, and Chris

  8. Deborah Pratt says:
    08 May 2023
    Dear Delaney, Nathan, Connie, Jeff, and your families,
    I am so sorry to learn of Danny's passing. I will be praying for comfort for you all.
    Deb Pratt

  9. Cousin Dickie Best says:
    08 May 2023
    Danny … my cuz… you were an original… unique… “I got your back” kind of guy! You were probably the last Renaissance Man that I have known… you had so many different talents and will Always have a special place in my memories! Rest in Peace… say Hi to your mom and dad for all of us!

  10. Linda posted an image:
    08 May 2023
    Danny and his three brothers and his mom
    Danny and his three brothers and his mom

  11. Linda posted an image:
    08 May 2023
    Danny with his brother Bob and his son Avery at Delaney and Danielle's wedding
    Danny with his brother Bob and his son Avery at Delaney and Danielle's wedding

Send an E-Card

Please select an e-card

    Required fields are marked *

    Note: The code below resets with every submit of the form