Mr. Barry Bertrand Danks, 72 of Atlanta, Michigan died suddenly at his home on August 11, 2021. He was born in Alpena, Michigan on May 4, 1949 to the late, John “Bert” Danks and Lois (Klein) Weborg. He married his wife, Connie (O'Neil) Danks on June 21, 1969 and together the couple celebrated 52 years of marriage before his passing. Barry lived in Highland for 35 years before moving back to Atlanta after his retirement from General Motors where he worked as an engineer technician for 30 years. He coached football in the late 1980's and soccer in the early 1990's at Milford High School. He was also president of Jaycees and president of the Highland Fire Department where he worked as a volunteer. While living in Atlanta, Barry was a member of the Masons and served on the Montmorency County Board of Commissioners in the late 2000's. He was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Comins. Barry enjoyed a variety of hobbies including mechanics, woodworking, traveling in his RV, trips to the casino, sailing, hunting at the Spring blind, and assisting with the family's maple syrup operation. What he most enjoyed was the time he spent with his family. He will be deeply missed.
Barry is survived by his loving wife, Connie Danks of Atlanta; daughter, Kristen (Darren) Ambrosiewicz of Milford; Brandon (Kim) Danks of Rockford; grandchildren, Nathan, Sophia, Emily, and Zachary; brother, Robin (Jane) Danks of Chesterfield Township; sister, Julie Gow of Atlanta; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held in celebration of Barry's life at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 27, 2021 at Green Funeral Home, Atlanta. Visitation will take place from 10:00 AM until time of service. In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to the Masons. There will be luncheon following funeral services.
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