Daniel (Stitch) Spinks Sr.
Texas 27 & Rio Grande Conference Chaplain
It is with great sadness that we inform you of a transfer to Heaven 1. On Saturday November 16, 2013, Daniel (Stitch) Spinks, Sr. passed away from injuries received during a single vehicle motorcycle crash. Dan and his wife Barbara were returning home from a lunch ride they took often together, when their bike went down. Barbara was treated and released the same day from a local hospital.
Dan has served as the Blue Knights Texas 27 Chapter Chaplain since 2008 and recently was appointed as the Rio Grande Conference Chaplain in June 2013. Dan lived his life in service of his Heavenly Father and showed that dedication in his daily life.
Dan loved his God first and foremost, followed closely by his love for his wife Barbara, his children, grandchildren and then “his Knights”. Dan was well known for being on his knees at 4:30 AM every day praying for the specific request he had, his family, his Knights and our country. On every ride day he would augment that morning’s prayer ritual by going out and individually praying over every bike and their rider, even if he didn’t know who they were, often taking the time to wipe off the moisture from the bikes of his fellow Chapter members.
We have lost a great man but Heaven has welcomed home a true saint. Please keep his wife Barbara and family in your prayer.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Officers Benevolent Fund. Checks can be made out the Blue Knights TX 27 and mailed to Blue Knight TX 27, PO Box 1109, Lake Dallas, TX 75065. Please put a note there for “Officers Benevolent Fund”.