Houston Daniel ‘Dan’ Morehead


Houston Daniel “Dan” Morehead, 87, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2023.

He leaves behind a devoted wife, Sandy, of 66 years. He was the caring father of Clifton Morehead, Carla (Morehead) Nimocks (Mallory) and Lynn (Morehead) Carollo (Robert); an adored Papa Dan to Adrienne Meador (Mark), Chelsea Kliewer (Jeremy), Rylan Nimocks, Caroline Brunson (Pete), Maggie Pate Nimocks, Robert Carollo Jr. (Lauren), Caitlyn Turner (James) and Peter Carollo; a treasured Papa Dan to 14 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Richard Morehead (Martha), Philip Morehead and Larry Morehead.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston R. Morehead and Mabel Day Morehead; and his sister, Janice Morehead Knight.

Dan graduated from Bradley Central High School (Class of 1953) in Cleveland. He was educated at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where he received a bachelor’s of science in mathematics and Bowling Green State University in Ohio, receiving a master’s in mathematics. Later, at Wayne State University, he studied and earned a master’s in education.

His teaching career spanned two states, Tennessee and Michigan, where he faithfully taught mathematics to his beloved students. He spent the majority of his career at Grosse Pointe North High School, retiring in 1994.

He was an avid golfer and serious sports spectator his entire life. He was an accomplished musician, receiving many awards throughout his high school career as a trombonist. He also had a passion for singing and led the bass section in many choirs as well as a small group performing. He loved coins and was a devoted numismatic! He served God with all his heart and was a light in the lives of all with whom he associated.

Visitation for Dan Morehead will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores, Michigan, with a Celebration of Life service immediately following visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the following entities: Cornerstone Baptist Church, 17017 E. 12 Mile Road, Roseville, MI 48066; Seven Rivers Church, 4221 West Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto, FL 34461; Houston & Mabel Morehead Scholarship Fund, Lee University, P.O. Box 3450, Cleveland, TN 37320.



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