Carl Daniel DeShazo, Jr.

Carl Daniel DeShazo, Jr. (Daniel) from Alabaster, Alabama, was born on Monday, June 5, 1972, and passed away much too soon on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at the age of 52. His family mourns deeply for the untimely loss of Daniel and the bright future that he had ahead of him. Yet, they find comfort knowing that he is now embraced by his Savior, experiencing eternal joy and peace. Daniel’s precious heart, unable to endure physically any longer, has now found complete healing.

Daniel was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Owen and Virginia DeShazo; his maternal grandparents, Charles and Rosemary LaMarr and John Gauchat; his brother, Justin Blake DeShazo, and his daughter, Aubrey DeShazo. Daniel is survived by his wife of twenty-eight years, Pamela DeShazo, and his cherished daughters, Allie and Caylee DeShazo. Also mourning his loss are his mother, Michele Gauchat Zito; his father and stepmother, Carl Daniel “Danny” (Sr.) and Lynne DeShazo; his three sisters, Tammy DeShazo Barry (Chris), Heather DeShazo Waldron (John), and Lindsey DeShazo; his three stepsisters, Melissa LaFrance Kittrell (Marcus), Kendall LaFrance Knight (Bobby), and Stephanie LaFrance Fountain (Glenn); his five nephews, Andersen, Gabriel, Ashton, Riggins, and Jett; his four nieces, Reagen, Abigail, Molly, and Claire; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and step-nieces and nephews.

Daniel attended Thompson High School, eventually training as a master glass installer, earning respect for his dedication, commitment to excellence, and friendly demeanor. Known for his quick wit and humor, Daniel brought joy to all those around him. His wife and daughters were the center of his life, and his dedication to them was unwavering. Daniel had a passion for Alabama Crimson Tide football, National League Hockey (especially the Detroit Red Wings), fishing, anime, Metallica, exploring new foods and restaurants, new adventures, animals in general (especially his dogs, Dakoda and Beau), and collecting hats, guns, and knives.

His family will forever hold dear the cherished memories of happiness shared with Daniel, keeping them close until they reunite in heaven.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 (2:00 PM visitation; 3:00 PM service) at Charter Funeral Home, 2521 US-31, Calera, AL 35040. 


  1. Cynthia Street Watson on July 8, 2024 at 7:14 pm

    Daniel was one of the best. After one conversation you knew he was altruistic, funny and kind. Prayers to those he left behind. RIP Daniel❤️

  2. Beckie Horrell on July 9, 2024 at 4:19 am

    Daniel was a great guy! He will be truely missed.