Daniel Sears


Daniel Oliver Sears, husband to Dr. Samantha Michelle Sears, father of Kennedy Olivia-Rose Sears (10) and Evanston Oliver-Rhodes Sears (8 mos), son of the late Charlene Dionne Sears, grandson of Charles Walter Sears and the late Katherine Conley Sears, and nephew to Walter and Oliver Sears perished on Thursday, May 25, 2023.

Daniel is also a beloved cousin to many and a grand-nephew. He will be interred at Wesley Chapel Cemetery near his mother and grandmother. Daniel was a graduate of Thomas Worthington high school and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Beyond his dedication to the orange and white (UT), Daniel was a loyal member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. His heart beat true for the purple and gold. He was trained in logistics and materials management and had forged a successful career in that regard working for several fortune 500 companies.

Daniel loved being a husband and father, and counted helping the family make it through Samantha’s medical school and residency as a major accomplishment. He could light up a room with his smile, which was never broader than when he was with his children. Finally, Daniel was a man of God, whose hope and trust in Christ fueled his faith in his eternal salvation. We know that he and his dear mom and grandma are together again in heaven’s embrace.

Condolence Messages

  1. Daniel, so shocked to learn you are gone. You will be missed by so many. You are with Jesus now, and I am lifting your family up in prayer.

  2. The family of Daniel Sears you have my deepest and sincerest condolences. My continuous prayers are with you and may God’s mercy and grace carry you through this most difficult time of your life. Daniel was so kind and a very respectful young man. Lord Bless his soul.

  3. My deepest sincerest condolences to the entire Sears family. Daniel was amazing human being he took the role of being a big brother to me at our days at TWHS he will be extremely missed.

  4. Dr. Michael Hughes

    Condolences to you and your family. My heart is heavy. I have lost a Omega Psi Phi IB Chapter University of Tennessee brother. May God comfort you at this time.

  5. Jerry Mershon

    To the family, my deepest of condolences. To my brother, “Until we say our last goodbye”. Sleep team until we meet again!

  6. To Mrs. Samantha, we’ve never met but he always spoke highly of you. If there is ever anything I can do, I will. To Kennedy, & young Evanston, keep your head up, lean on your mom & be strong. To Sears, dawg you know it’s all love, can’t wait until we cross paths again so I can tell you all I accomplished! Glad I got to dap you up one last time before you left. “Until we say our last goodbye.” Love you ‘04

  7. Kia Hodges-Harper

    Sending My deepest condolences. Daniel touched many individuals and will be missed by many. Rest In Heaven

  8. Andrea Decatur GA

    Daniel was always a stand up guy from the time I met him at University of Tennessee. He loved his frat his family and friends. Daniel always tried to help me in my career and for that I’m forever grateful. This is hard and I’m hoping for better days ahead for Samantha and his children.

  9. Deepest condolences to the family and extended family of my fraternity brother Brother Daniel Sears. I pray that an ever kind providence will ease the pain of his passing and replace it with pleasant memories. You are in my prayers. God Bless.

  10. Karl Strother

    So sorry that you gone my brother. My condolences to the family and may The Lord of all bless and keep.

  11. Elizabeth Brooke

    Samantha and Family, I’m so sorry to hear of Daniel’s passing. Thinking of you and praying for the love and strength you need in this time of grief and pain.

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