Daniel Newton Cass passed away on Dec. 1, 2013 at Jane Philips Hospital in Bartlesville, Okla. He was 43 years old.

He was born Dec. 16, 1969 in Claremore, Okla. to Charles "Chock" and Gladys Cass.

Danny attended Indian Camp and Pawhuska Elementary Schools and Pawhuska High School where he excelled in wrestling, track and football. He was named to All-State football his senior year. In football, Danny held the Oklahoma High School state record for the longest punt for several years. His football accomplishments earned him a football scholarship to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.

Danny was a member of the Osage, Choctaw and Creek tribes. He was of the Eagle Clan and Grayhorse District. At the time of Danny’s death he was employed with the U.S. pipeline company Embridge and a member of the Laborer’s Union.

Danny was preceded in death by both parents; grandparents Myrtle Daniels Cass and Roy Cass; maternal grandparents Mack and Sybil McDonald; Lorene Welborn Burroughs, Joe Daniels and Annie Turpie Daniels.

Surviving loved ones include his son Jamison Cass; two aunts, Marion Cass of Pawhuska and Cynthia Cass of Fairfax; Uncle LeRoy Cass of Sperry; brother, Chocky and wife Stacy Cass; sister Summer and husband Harold Williams; Daniel’s companion Charlene Cosby; step-children Anna and husband Thomas Trumbly; Dena Rackliff, James and wife Ashley Cosby; Deanna and husband Keith Lambert; step-grandchildren Caleb, Faith, Thomas, Russell, Waylon, Elijah, Naomi and Bear.

Funeral services will be held Wed., Dec. 4, 9 a.m., at the Indian Camp Chapel, Pawhuska. Mongrain Lookout will officiate. Interment will be in the Pawhuska City Cemetery.

McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.