Daniel E. Cropper of Seaford passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2023 at TidalHealth Nanticoke in Seaford.

Danny was born in Salisbury on April 10, 1948, son of the late Donald Cropper and the late Kathleen Jeanette (Jones) Cropper and was raised in West Ocean City. He graduated from Stephen Decatur High School, class of 1966 in Berlin.

Danny was a talented carpenter and also worked at the Allen’s Hatchery in Seaford for 18 years as a chicken technician.  He was also a member of the Selbyville Elks for 34 years. Danny will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his big infectious smile and his love of animals.  He loved taking daytrips with his wife, going to car shows as he was a car enthusiast.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepson, James M. Murray, Jr.  Danny is survived by his loving wife of 39 and a half years, Ella M. (Baull) Cropper; a stepson, Tyler Murray of Georgetown; a brother, David Lee Cropper of Hebron; and a stepmother, Julia Cropper of Whaleyville.

Services and burial will be held privately.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.