Mt. Moriah, Newcomer and Freeman Funeral Home & Mount Moriah Cemetery South
10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO
Dale Lee Wilson
3 August, 1938 – 11 January, 2020
Dale Lee Wilson, 81, was born in Dalhart, Texas on August 3, 1938 to Lee and Wilhemina Wilson. God chose to call Dale home and grant him his wings on January 11, 2020.
Dale was preceded in death by his wife Margaret, his mother and father, son Eric and brothers, Leland, Rollin, Carlin and Wayne. His formative years were in Amistad, New Mexico and during grades 5th thru 8th at Bridges School (a one room schoolhouse) in West Plains, Missouri. He graduated from West Plains High School in 1957.
After high school Dale joined the Army, after being honorably discharged, Dale moved to Kansas City, where he started his career in the floor covering business. Spending several years as an installer, and furthering his knowledge by attending Armstrong Installation School in Lancaster, PA. In 1965 he went to work for W.C Tingle Co. as a territory salesman, working his way into Sales Manager. He left the company in 1980 to be an independent contractor, working with several leading commercial flooring contractors in the Kansas City Area. He felt, “the quality of a man’s life has got to be a full measure of that man’s personnel commitment to excellence, regardless of what field he may be in.”
Dale met Margaret and married in 1966, he adopted her son Eric, and had their son Neil in 1972. He enjoyed scouting with both boys and traveling with the family. He was most proud of his family heritage as real cowboys (his father Lee was a Texas Ranger and friends with Wild Bill Hickok) and living on a ranch, his great grandparents coming to America from Germany and his father’s heritage of royalty going back to King Navarre of France.
Dale loved his many fishing trips to Canada with his friends, and the lunches on the shore, eating the fresh catch.
He loved his family and spent many weekends with his grandchildren watching their sporting events, taking them to lunches and summer vacations to the Beach. Dale never met a stranger and was a friend to many.
His life seems too short to many, but those who were touched by him, understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His gentle smile and full of life spirit brought so much joy to his family and friends
Dale leaves to cherish his precious memories to his son, Neil (Kristi) Wilson, and grandchildren Maia, Cooper, Quinn, Ian, Erica and Wesley, and great grandson Kayden, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.
His Celebration of Life will be Friday, January 17, 2020, 3:00pm at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, Missouri
- Lee N. Wilson, Father (deceased)
- Wilhemina (Nagle) Wilson, Mother (deceased)
- Margaret Wilson, Spouse (deceased)
- Rollin Wilson, Brother (deceased)
- Eric Wilson, Son (deceased)
- Carlin Wilson, Brother (deceased)
- Leland Wilson, Brother (deceased)
- Wayne Wilson, Brother (deceased)
- Neil Wilson, Son
- Kristi Wilson, Daughter-in-law
- Maia, Grandchild
- Cooper, Grandchild
- Quinn, Grandchild
- Ian, Grandchild
- Erica, Grandchild
- Wesley, Grandchild
- Kayden, Great Grandson
- Host of, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends
- Memorial Visitation Friday, 17 January , 2020
- Memorial Service Friday, 17 January , 2020
Dale Lee Wilson
January 16, 2020
Dale was a great man. I knew him from doing business together for many years. I am sure he will be missed dearly by many friends and his family.
January 15, 2020
Dale's sweet smile will be greatly missed at work.
January 15, 2020
Dale was a very good friend of mine and I will remember him and think fondly of him for the rest of my days on earth. See you later, Dale. "Dalhart")
January 13, 2020
I played poker with Dale every Thursday night for several years. I enjoyed his company and his humor, lots of giggles.