Blake Lynn Daniel was born on March 31, 1995 in Bryan, Texas. From an early age, he was an example of caring and kindness to all the other children around him. His world first included his mother, Holly Daniel, and her parents, James and Jamie Grenwelge, and his paternal grandfather, Gordon Daniel.
Blake developed a love for music at the earliest age. That began with listening to the music his Grandmother would play in the car, primarily 70s rock, which was first on his list to listen to, music of The Beatles at first, and then Paul McCartney and Wings.
Early on, Blake became interested in the guitar and from that day forward, they were inseparable friends. All throughout his schooling, Blake was bright and so aware of the feelings of others around him. It was one of his greatest aspects of his character. He always took time for people he cared about and showed them kindness and friendship.
He loved ice cream, trying all the new flavors that Blue Bell came out with and he had a special love for Sonic vanilla ice cream, which was one of his favorites. He also loved the food at McDonald’s.
After high school, he served two years in the Army and worked in Bryan at Kent Moore Cabinets, Jiffy Lube, and he was ultimately the manager at the Whisper Sister bar in Northgate, where he saw the friends he’d made each week.
Blake continued his devotion to music in his adult years with his friends in the band they created, called Mangekyo, and they composed mainly instrumental music dedicated to endangered animals around the world. Blake liked the creativity and artwork in the anime genre and really enjoyed watching the television series, Naruto. His taste in music ran from progressive rock of the 1970s to contemporary bands including Delta Sleep, Bless the Fall, Silent Planet, Chon, Erra, and Invent Animate. His love for art included the art of inking, or tattoos, and he acquired several that he prized.
In the final years of his life, Blake was blessed to find his soulmate, his wife Alejandra Acosta Daniel, and together they were so happy. When he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Blake and Alejandra counted on their faith in God to see them through the time of treatment and hopeful healing. Blake was always positive in fighting his cancer.
Blake’s example of strength brought strength to all around him, and there was always a smile on his face. Blake could also count on the loving support of his maternal grandparents, Jamie and James Grenwelge; his paternal grandfather, Gordon; his mother, Holly Daniel; his stepbrother, Dallas Mitchell; his friends, Michael, Christopher and Damian; and Alejandra and her family, including her mother and father, Denise Sandoval and Carlos Acosta, who were devoted to Blake from the time he entered their lives until he passed away March 5, 2020.
A visitation for family and friends is set for Thursday, March 12, from 5:00–7:00 p.m. in the Bluebonnet Room of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers in Bryan, Texas. A Life Tribute Celebration will be held from 7:00–8:00 p.m., officiated by Certified Life Celebrant, Dawn Lee Wakefield. On Friday, March 13, 2020, a Rosary Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 11:00 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 507 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803. Express condolences at CallawayJones.com.