Dan McGrew 103, of Grand Prairie, TX, passed away on Sunday February 7, 2021 in Grand Prairie, TX. He will always be remembered as a loving father, and friend to all that knew and loved him. He was born on February 12, 1917 in Thurber, TX, to Lee McGrew and Parilee Walton McGrew. Dan was a lifetime member of the VFW, and TEXAS Region Antique Club. He enjoyed dancing at the local senior center, dancing up to five times a week. Dan also enjoyed being a member of the antique automobile club. Dan was preceded in death by his parents Lee McGrew and Parilee Walton Mcgrew, brother of Nettie Teubner McGrew, Harvey O. McGrew, Leota Jean Hillburn, James B., Donald G. and Joyce Eastep. Dan was survived by his daughter Glenda McGrew, grandson Timothy Blankenhiem, granddaughter Robin Blankenhein, great-grandsons Kealan and Quinn Larkin, niece Laura Derrick and nephew Jody Eastep. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Wade Family Funeral Home in Arlington, TX from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. A graveside service for Dan will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in Moran, TX at Denis Cemetery at 2:00pm. Wade Family Funeral Home & Crematory 817-274-9233

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  1. Dan was very loved and admired at our senior dances. In WW2 he flew many combat missions over Germany. We referred to him as “Dan the Man!” A true gentleman and American hero!! Ron and Eunice

  2. Dan was very much loved at the senior dances I attended for the last 8 years. His spunk to keep dancing even from his walker was an inspiration to many to not give up dancing even if it was only to sway, or clap your hands in time to the music. He showed us how important it is to FEEL the music as long as we possibly can, as that is, in a way, much needed medicine for as long as we can hear. He shared the chapter of his life that he lived in WWII through his daily logs, notes, photos and newspaper articles. For his last birthday I gave him a daily ledger book for the year 2020, not know then what that year had in store for all our lives we lived on this earth. I know he is now dancing in the clouds, with nothing to hold him back! Here is a video I took with my cell phone at his 103rd birthday dance at Arlington TX on Feb 11, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/ronnie.nash.904/videos/221777185508179 May you all find comfort in his memories. Fran Bolton

  3. Dan was Don’s cousin and it has been our pleasure to stay in touch with him the past 10 or more years. We would send a card at Christmas and he would usually call after that. The last time we saw him was about 3 or 4 years ago. His car club was in Graham and they were staying at the Holiday Inn. He called and we went to visit with him and later had dinner with the group at Graham Country Club. We always enjoyed our visits or talks with him and the stories he would tell. We will miss him and the family kinship he represented
    Don and Annie Belle Burdick, Graham, Teas
    Don and Annie Belle Burdick, Graham, Texas

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