Daniel Allen “Danny” Pepper, age 65, of Birmingham, AL, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016. Danny was a 1969 graduate of Belzoni High School in Belzoni MS. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1973 and a Master of Science Degree in 1975 from the University of Southern Mississippi. In 1980 he received his PHD in Molecular Biology from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX . He had a long, successful career in the Bio-Tech and Pharmaceutical Industries. He was born May 19, 1951 to the late Earl and Lena Mae Pepper of Louise, MS. He was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Earl “Bubbba” Pepper, Jr. His survivors include his wife of 30 years, Barbara Lee Pepper; brother, Sam Pepper of Norfolk, VA ; sister, Susie Pepper (Chuck Thomas) of Wolf Lake; sister-in-law, Marie Pepper of Clarksdale, MS; nephews, Gene Pepper and Brayden Pepper; niece, Anne Marie Pepper; great niece, Emma Grace Rodgers and his cat, Violet Pepper “Foo-Foo”. Danny inherited his love of cooking from his parents and excelled in gourmet cooking . In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Danny’s name to Shelby County Humane Society, Columbiana, Al or Belzoni Animal Rescue Kennel, Belzoni, MS. The visitation is 10 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo, MS.