“God wanted me now. 

He set me free.”

March 20, 1947-

July 30, 2014

Danny was born in Seymour, Texas, and passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Wichita Falls, Texas. 

He graduated from Megargel High School in 1965 and from Draughon’s Business School of Wichita Falls. Danny’s occupations included the oilfield, Air Tractor of Olney, auto bodywork and painting, Kulhanek Harvesting, truck driving, farming, manager of Our House Restaurant in Megargel and he proudly served as the mayor of Megargel, Texas, for 18 years, from 1994-2012.

Danny was instrumental in many improvements for the Megargel community, including new water lines, enlargement of the sewer plant and water system for the city, the 2007 Megargel Benefit Golf Tournament, the successful creation of the Megargel Community Center known as “Mustang Hall” and assisted with the successful Megargel Centennial Celebration of 1910-2010.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Ottie Wilford Fails in 1960 and Pauline Marie Furl Fails in 1993; a sister, Betty Richards in 2012; four brothers: Charles Fails in 2004, Jess Warren Fails in 1977, John Wilford Fails in 1989 and Hershell Wayde Fails in 2000.


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He is survived by three sisters: Dorothy Barker of Megargel, Sally Kellar of Terrell and Martha Robertson of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Kenneth Fails of Kilgore, Clarence ‘Chubby’ Fails of Ore City; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. - noon Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at the Megargel Community Center, 301 W. Cedar Street in Megargel, Texas.                                  

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be sent to The Megargel Cemetery Association, PO Box 62, Megargel, TX 76370-0124, “In Memory of Danny Fails.”