Danny, the son of Earl Heilaman and Nancy (Witherspoon) Carpenter, was born January 30, 1961, in El Reno. He and his family moved to McLoud, where he graduated high school. Danny proudly served in the US Air Force. Danny was a machinist at Eaton Corporation in Shawnee for over 30 years. On May 24, 2003, he married Barbara Bateman, in Eureka Springs. D a n n y enjoyed making things out of metal, traveling, and spoiling his grand babies and his wife.