Danny Kent Schilling
March 17, 1946 - December 18, 2023
Danny Kent Schilling, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away in his home surrounded by his family on Monday, December 18, 2023, at the age of 77. He was born on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1946.
Danny was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Bogalusa, serving as a Deacon since his early 20s. He was a member of the choir most of his adult life, served on many church committees, and worked as a Royal Ambassador Leader (RA) for many years. He also participated in many First Baptist-sponsored Alaska mission trips and was a member of Gideon International Ministries.
Danny was a Bogalusa High School graduate where he played football for the Bogalusa Lumberjacks. After graduation, he went to Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) where he earned a degree in Business Management (BS) and also played football for their team. His senior year at SLU, he made captain of the football team and played center and linebacker. His SLU teammates have been lifelong friends and have many stories and tales to tell of college life and adventures after college.
After graduation, Danny became the owner of Schilling Greenhouses and Lake Choctaw Estates. He also served on the Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the SLU Athletic Board of Directors, and provided an endowment scholarship fund in athletics for football students.
Danny is survived in death by his wife of 55 years, Beth White Schilling; son, David Grem Schilling; daughter, Greta Fornea Schilling and son-in-law, Ruffin Daniel Fornea; and four grandchildren, Seth Jameson Schilling, Sydney Addison Schilling, Lorna Danielle Fornea, Lillie Beth Fornea. He is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Alice De Moss and Swayne G. Schilling and his two brothers, Swayne G. Schilling, Jr. and Larry Leslie Schilling.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 22, 2023, at First Baptist Church of Bogalusa (541 Avenue F, Bogalusa, LA 70427) from 9:00 A.M. until time for the service at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Joshua Powell officiating the service. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Danny’s family request that donations may be made in his honor to Nellie Byers Training Center.
Danny’s family would like to give a special thanks to Mike Gremillion and Karen Mizell for their unwavering support and love for Danny.