August 31, 1945 ~ June 9, 2022

Born in: California
Resided in: Redondo Beach, California

Remembering Daniel Simon Bailey Dinkins

Daniel Simon Bailey Dinkins was born August 31, 1945 to Elmo Lyman Dinkins and Grace Beatrice Broyles. He was the youngest of five siblings and was preceded in death by his three sisters Portia Louise Thomas, Mayme Karen Lewis and Marilyn Dorthy Hollins.

Dan spent his formative years traveling back and forth between Victorville and Los Angeles until the fall of 1957 when he and is brother Lyman travelled to New York for three months prior to traveling further unto Liberia, West Africa. Dan lived, went to school, and gained unique experiences growing up as a stranger in a strange land, yet adapting well and becoming his own man. In 1966, upon receiving a scholarship, he traveled to Western Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geology and met his future wife, Carol. They were married in 1968 and to this union two sons were born Daniel and Carlo. Returning to Liberia, he worked for the Liberian government in the Bureau of Mines and Geology. Seeking greener pastures, he returned to the US in 1970 and resided there until his death.

Dan loved to travel extensively having visited China, Japan, Kuwait, Australia, Singapore and the Philippines. Dan was someone who always displayed a talent for persuading people, no matter who he encountered. Friends will remember him as someone who “always got on your good side” and convinced you of his sincerity. In short, he knew “how to work a room”. He will always be someone who always had to get in the last word. His powers of persuasion were formidable.

On the occasion of his death, a statement in memorandum of Dan is essential at this time to give all of us in his family a reason to keep continuing memories of his life, the impact he had in interacting with everyone he knew and the enduring legacy he fashioned for his children.

He leaves a legacy of love to those that will cherish his memory. Sons Daniel (Shawna) and Carlo Dinkins. Granddaughters Kenady and Nia, brother Lyman (Karen) Dinkins, and a host of nieces and nephews.

May his soul rest in Perfect Peace.



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  1. candle 4Dad, I will always cherish the memories we had from watching wrestling to sitting in the hot tub to traveling around the country. It was always fun to laugh and joke even when you did not feel like it. So many people are reaching out to share fond memories of you at work and beyond. I know I will see you again as you always emphasized being right with the Lord. Rest in peace dad, God bless and love you from the bottom of my heart.

  2. candle 6In the understanding that Mr. Dinkins believed…”Being right with the Lord” I’d like to share a few scriptures….

    Proverbs 9:10, The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…

    Romans 8:38-39
    38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Sending prayers and celebrating the life of Mr. Dinkins with my Brother Big Dink. Dink, you know if you need anything….I’m a phone call away.
    Sean…lil bro…uplifting you as well and praying for your healing and comfort during these times.

  3. candle 1Dear Uncle Dan, I will miss you so much. I can still recall your cheery voice and bright smile. You were a perfect uncle for me. Thank you for all the love and 🤗

  4. I met Mr. Dinkins while working at Enterprise, I enjoyed his company and looked forward to our many daily interations. I understood him to be engaging, friendly/kind, and wise. I found he is Dan Dinkins Dad whom I met at Enterprise years before and always felt was one of the good guys. Dan may God be with you and may you continue to build a great lasting legacy for your family.
    Please accept my condolances.
    Daniel Guthrie

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