On June 7th, 2020, the incredible life of Daniel Tobin Mock was cut short by a tragic plane crash in Lander Wyoming resulting in drowning for Daniel while the pilot Scott Fitzgerald exited and survived the incident. Daniel was a fascinating human that shared his zeal for life and love of nature and people with us all. Volumes could be written on the adventures and people he was involved with in his journeys. In the words of his friends; ..” Daniel was a powerful optimist and visionary…he made everyone feel comfortable and welcomed and at home in his presence”…..”Daniel was a doorway through which wonders and miracles appeared , He scattered seeds of kindness, humor, and curiosity wherever he went”…
Throughout his childhood in Berryville and Eureka Springs, he spent his time caving, floating the rivers and lakes, climbing the mountains and rock formations and camping and hiking with friends. Eventually leading to floating his Nimble Vagabond boat down the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers into the Gulf and on to the Keys with his dog Gnome’ by his side. He graduated as Salutatorian at Berryville High in 2003. He worked at Scene Works in Berryville, Bob Dillon Construction in Eureka Springs, Fun Spot in Eureka and the Great Passion Play as a youth for 9 years. He was an accomplished carpenter, skydiver, caver, scuba diver, boat captain, Highline walker, rock climber, surfer, window washer, cell tower climber and repairman, inventor, dancer, musician, song writer and so much more. Daniel was an animal whisperer and loved all creatures. He was born smiling and he never stopped! Daniel was a rare and energetic blast of joy and love and will be painfully missed and eternally loved and remembered . Daniel is survived by his parents, Tobin and Kathy Mock, his sisters, Virginia Mock and Emily Viator, his nephews, Alex and Max Viator, his multitude of the extended Mock family nationwide, and the thousands of people that thought Daniel was “their” best friend.
Daniel went by many names on his travels, Vagabond Dan, DanOman, Danimal and others, but the best was FRIEND! We will always miss our friend Daniel!
Pura Vida! Donations can be made to Daniel’s Memorial Fund at Go Fund Me at the following link: https://gf.me/u/x77ggr