1961 – 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Daniel A. Therrien, 53, of River Road, Nashville, Tenn., died Wednesday, Aug. 12, in Nashville.

He was born on Oct. 7, 1961, in Lewiston, the son of Pauline Anctil Therrien Houle Cote and the late Albert Therrien Jr.

Daniel graduated from Lewiston High School in 1980 and joined the U.S. Air Force in February 1981. He served as a crew chief for F-5E fighter aircraft on Clark Air Base, Philippines, then transferred to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. He left the Air Force in October 1985 and returned home to Lewiston to begin a career in carpentry with Morton Builders.

Daniel was supremely talented in carpentry, music and art.

Daniel was raised as a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Lewiston. He later became a lifelong member of East Auburn Baptist Church, where he served as a fellow of the Music Worship Team. Upon moving to Nashville, Daniel enjoyed attending Hope Park Church in Nashville with his family.


He was unwavering in this love for Jesus Christ. Daniel’s faith was the foundation of his life. His conviction to God and his love for his children and family was profoundly evident to all who knew and loved him.

Despite his affliction with multiple sclerosis over the past 20 years, he remained an eternal optimist and did not let his circumstances define him.

Daniel was predeceased by his father, Albert Therrien Jr.; and stepfather, Reginald E. Houle.

He is survived by his mother, Pauline Anctil Therrien Houle Cote; stepfather, Roland Cote; his daughters, Robin Freeland (Brian), and Amy Lytle (Cody); son, Justin; his grandchildren, Brianna, Benjamin, Samuel, Parker and Jayla; brothers, John Therrien, Timothy Houle (Courtney), and Brian Houle; sisters, Deborah Therrien Carpenter and Sandra Houle Zaccari (James); guardian angels, Sheila Earls and Patricia Rudisill; and additional loving family of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

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