Daniel "Candy Man" Learned
November 10, 1937 - July 30, 2017
DANIEL FRANKLIN “CANDY MAN” LEARNED, AGE 79 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died Sunday morning July 30, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. He was raised in Illinois but had been a resident of Washington Parish for nearly 40 years, where he worked in road construction for many years and later became well known through his work at local hardware stores and service stations. Daniel was ordained a deacon at Sunny Hill Baptist Church and was an active member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church and its Faith Riders motorcycle club. He collected pocket knives and belt buckles and would dress as a rodeo clown to help out and visit with people at the Washington Parish Free Fair. He was a servant at heart and loved to do things for people, later in life he began handing out candy to those he met, and became known as the “Candy Man”. He had a special place in his heart for his pet Miniature Pinscher Lady.
Survived by: Wife of 37 years: Chyrel Estes Learned of Mt. Hermon; 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Dan Learned, Jr. and Christine Learned, Ralph and Toreen Learned all of Illinois, Jeffery Estes Black of Jefferson, LA; Daughter and Son in law: Christle Learned Anderson and Arvid Anderson of Illionis; 8 Grandchildren: Matthew Learned, Jonathon Learned, Jessica Learned, Bobbye Jo Learned, Ralph Learned, Joshua Learned, Arvid Anderson, III, Bailey Anderson; Numerous great-grandchildren; Brother and Sister in law: Grant and Carolyn Learned of Cle Elum, WA; Father in law and Mother in law: William B. “Bill” Estes and Cherry Estes of Mt. Hermon; Brothers in law and a Sister in law: William B. “Billy” Estes, Jr.,Sharon Estes Klerk and Robert Klerk all of Mt. Hermon; Also numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ruth Inez Brooks and Ralph Brooks, brothers Loren Learned and Calvin “Rusty” Learned.
Visitation will be Crain Funeral Home Thursday August 3rd from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Dale Parker, Bro. Ray Wuerzer, Bro. Joe Baugh, and Bro. Rick Ledoux officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hermon Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jeffery Black, Andrew Klerk, Robert Klerk, Billy Estes, Kohl Rester, Howard Campbell, Richard Foley
Honorary Pallbearers are Paul D. Alford, George Burch, Warren Toledano and members of the Faith Riders of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church.