Daniel Henri Laurent

  • Born: January 18, 1939
  • Died: March 9, 2018
  • Location: North Carolina

Tribute & Message From The Family

Daniel was born on January 18, 1939 and passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018.

Daniel was a resident of North Carolina at the time of passing.

Dan received his undergraduate degree from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and his MBA from The George Washington University in Washington DC.

Being a naturalized citizen Dan was proud to have served in the United States Navy for 20 years retiring as a Commander in 1981.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on March 24, 2018 at St. John's Episcopal Church (1623 Carmel Road). Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Dan requested that donations be made to the Carolinas Healthcare Foundation, Hematology Research Fund for Leukemia/Dr.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Mrs. Laurent and Family, I wish to express my deepest condolences to you in the loss of your loved one. Dan was indeed anamazing individual. I had the opportunity and pleasure of working with your beloved husband, father, and grandfather at the City of Charlotte for nearly 20 years. Dan was an inspiration to me as well as to many others who knew and worked with him. His "Never Better" salutation and encouraging positive attitude made my workdays in the City's Finance Department memorable and special. Dan is one of the reasons I choose to continue working at the City even though I am eligible for retirement. Dan inspired me, and others I am sure, to give our very best effort each and every day. I was not aware of his editorial writings until reading the obituary today. I would love to read them if available somehow. I do regret having been out of town on the occasion of Dan's funeral. May The Peace of The Lord be with all of you in Dan's absence until you are reunited in the Glory of God's Presence for Dan no doubt awaits us there.

Posted by Laney Emanuel - Pembroke, NC   April 23, 2018

SHERRY, SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I ALWAYS ENJOYED DAN WHEN HE CAME IN TO THE SHOP. HE WAS A VERY PLEASANT MAN.

Posted by KENN HOOKER - MINT HILL, NC   April 13, 2018

I had the very good fortune to work with Dan in the Charlotte Finance Department. Always organized, a great writer and a real gentleman. I am very sad to hear of his passing and send my condolences to Sherry and family.

Posted by Greg Gaskins - Raleigh, NC   March 25, 2018

To Dan and his wonderful family.....never one better. Dan had unique gifts as a man that were the foundation for his never ending peace. Peace he shared, peace he gave and peace he had undoubtedly now inherited as he rests with God. Dan, love and peace to you forever!

Posted by Doug Carter - friend   March 23, 2018

Dan was a "good and faithful servant"...to The Lord, to his family,to his country and to his community.He lived the values he espoused,and set an example for all of us.We will miss him,but will remember him as a dedicated friend.

Posted by Ernest & Vicky Dwight    March 16, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Laurent family in the loss of your dear husband and father grandfather and friend may the peace of God and his son Jesus Christ hold you close 2Corithians1:3,4.

Posted by - Charlotte NC.   March 14, 2018

I am greatly saddened to learn of Dan's death. I had the pleasure of working with him in Charlotte city government, and he was a person who was extremely thoughtful and extraordinarily considerate. A genuinely nice and kind person and one of those people who I am thankful came into my life. My sincere sympathy to his wife and family.

Posted by Henry Underhill - Seattle, WA   March 13, 2018

Chris and Danny ,
In touch with your Mom, but wanted both of you to know how much I admire your Dad and your Mom. They are both courageous and brave. My love and prayers to you and to all of your family!

Posted by Janie McIntyre - Charlotte, NC   March 13, 2018

I remember Dan's smile and always having a kind word; thank God he is now residing where there is no sickness, pain, darkness, or fear; he can truly say, "never better". God bless the family and grant them Your peace during this time.

Posted by Larry Peeler - Charlotte, NC   March 13, 2018

Always in a good mood - when asked how he was doing said - Never Better - very nice person

Posted by David Elmore - Charlotte, NC   March 13, 2018

Dan was a fine citizen, faithful servant, astute commentator and observer of life in Charlotte, North Carolina and the United States. His legacy lives on with his fine family. He will be missed.

Posted by Bob Southern    March 13, 2018

Dan was a truly good man, a model citizen, a patriot, and a true Christian who lived his faith. I'm privileged to have called him friend.

Posted by Bob Went - Cumberland, RI   March 13, 2018

Dan was a truly good man. A model citizen, a true Christian, and a patriot. It was a privilege to know him and call him friend. May his memory provide continued blessings to you, Sherry and family.

Posted by A friend   March 13, 2018

I will always admire Dan for his spirit. He always made me feel like I was talking to a friend. I didn't work closely with Dan but, we were on the same floor. God bless Dan and his family. May you have the most precious gift he could give, memories that bring a smile in your grief.

Posted by Marilyn Hanna - Lowell, NC   March 13, 2018

I have many fond memories from the years working with Dan at the City of Charlotte. Ask Dan how he was doing and he was, "Never Better." Rest in peace friend.

Heartfelt condolences to Sherry and the rest of the family.

Posted by Dan Pliszka - Sherrills Ford, NC   March 13, 2018

I often relied on Dan's expertise to decipher the City's budget process while writing contracts for Engineering. You could be sure he would always be in the basement exercise room @ lunch to run with you! I imagine when St. Peter saw him, he said Never Better! & is now arranging a 10K in Heaven....

Posted by Tom Campbell - Denver, NC   March 12, 2018

So sorry to hear this news. Dan was a great man, and his letters to the editor contributed thoughtfully and civilly to discussions of issues of the day. We will miss his voice.

Posted by Taylor Batten - Charlotte, NC   March 12, 2018