It is with great sadness to announce that Daniel Heighway, 42, died May 26, 2021 at MD Anderson Cancer Center Hospital after a three year battle with Leukemia. He passed away peacefully and was surrounded by warmth and love from his family.
Daniel was born on July 11, 1978 in Evesham, Worcestershire in the beautiful country of England.
In 1995 he served in the British Army of Royal Engineers as a private soldier for almost 9 years and completed several tours abroad, most notably in Kosovo in southeastern Europe. Daniel was married to Gina Clarissa Heighway (Martinez) on January 7, 2006. In July of 2009 they were blessed with a baby girl that became the light in their lives.
Daniel worked as a service regional manager for Tennant Company and was awarded Manager of the Year for 2020. He immensely enjoyed working for Tennant and would often mention how lucky he was to have found a job that not only made him happy but introduced him to so many people that would become his good friends. He also loved adventure and traveling and was able to work and vacation in many different places, states, and countries. His hobbies included target shooting, coin collecting and taking apart and fixing things, just to see how they worked. Above all, Daniel was loyal, strong, funny, and kind.
Daniel was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Gordon Henry Heighway and Julia Heighway, (Pritchard) and his maternal grandparents, Albert George Pound and Myra Kathleen Pound (Colwill).
Daniel is survived by his wife, Gina C. Heighway and daughter, Sophia Marie Heighway of Houston, Texas; his parents Gordon John Heighway and Hilda Caroleen Joyce Heighway (Pound); his two older sisters, Sharon (John) Cooper and Angela (Dean) Fisher; along with his nieces Charlotte, Abigayle, Kimberly, Ellie Mae, and his only nephew Adam, all of Spalding Lincolnshire.
Visitation and funeral services will take place on Thursday June 3, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Darst Funeral Home Kingwood, Texas.