William Dale Martin

11 novembre 196414 juillet 2020

William Dale Martin peacefully passed away on July 14, 2020 at his home in Mandeville, Louisiana with his family by his side.

Dale was born on November 11, 1964 in Chalmette, Louisiana. He attended Chalmette High School and graduated in 1982. Dale enjoyed spending time with his family and cooking for them. He loved having a good time with friends and family, bowling, and he loved to travel. He was a member of the Church of the King, Little Creek Campus, Mandeville, Louisiana. Dale worked for Southwest Airlines for over 18 years as a Ramp Agent, and enjoyed working with and helping people.

He is survived by his wife and Love of His Life Sherene Varona Martin; his children Cody Martin; step-children Bryce White, Victoria Masters(Edwin), Rachel Ancar; grandchildren Elijah Martin, Harper Martin, Jackson Barbay, Trace Masters, his sister; Debra Martin Savarese(Joseph) and his first wife, Christine Ford Martin. He is Predeceased by his mother Elidia Riojas Martin; his father William Clyde Martin, Jr.; grandmother Nicolasa Riojas; grandfather Fabian Riojas; grandmother Mary Saunders Martin; grandfather William Clyde Martin, Sr. Dale also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Dale especially loved his most devoted and loyal companions, "Goose and Nessie". Those of us who lived in “Dale’s World” will miss him immensely,“Till We Meet Again”

Family and Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services which will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Grace Funeral Home & St. Lazarus of Bethany Memorial Garden, 450 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, Louisiana 70433.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 PM in the Chapel at Grace. Interment will follow at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens, 701 W Virtue St, Chalmette, Louisiana 70043.

In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations to The Church of The King, Little Creek Campus, 22205 Little Creek Rd, Mandeville, Louisiana 70471 www.churchoftheking.com/giving Condolences may be left online for the family at www.gracenorthshore.com


  • Visitation

    samedi, 18 juillet , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    samedi, 18 juillet , 2020


William Dale Martin


Gladys Leiter

20 juillet , 2020

Grew up on Riverland Dr in Chalmette with Dale & Debbie as my neighbors. Great family - remember mostly his contagious smile. Rest in peace sweet man.

Patrick Ford

18 juillet , 2020

Too many good ones. We met in middle school and was classmates until graduation at chalmette high. Then he married my sister Christine Ford. Dale took care of my sister and mother for about 12 years. Thank you my friend for that. Dale, John , Don and myself wher very close friends growing up. Dale was always the good one of the group. Level headed. His blood line will go on with his great son Cody in charge now. I will dearly miss my friend Dale. See you again.👍🙏🙏👌

Sherri Moskau

18 juillet , 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family will continue to be in my prayers. I'm glad I was privileged to spend some time with you and Dale, especially attend your wedding, it was beautiful.


Rickey Kyles

18 juillet , 2020

Bulldog you will be greatly missed the heart to heart life talks we had and you smoke’n those briskets and pulled pork won’t be forgotten we would engage in deep conversations on life and making the best out of it while your hear you were a good friend and will always be remembered RIP my SWA brother ❤️

charles jackson

17 juillet , 2020

Dale was a good man we use to share Winn Dixie stories and football conversations. I worked with him for many years at Southwest Airlines. Recently when I suffered a life event the very first get well card came from Dale. God Bless you and Rest in peace.

Travis Sparacello

17 juillet , 2020

I worked with Dale at Southwest Airlines Dale was a awesome down to earth person that would go the extra mile to help anyone he gave me lots of advice on how to do the job out on the ramp at the airport when I first started and I will never forget that he was always nice to talk to and open to talk to anyone that needed a hand RIP my friend may God bless you and your family.

Leroy berry

16 juillet , 2020

Taught me a lot on how to get things done at work and enjoy doing it positive guy willing to help and train anyone

Charlene Crosser

16 juillet , 2020

Dale was a great family man and friend whom loved deeply.
I've had the pleasure of joining he and Sherene on many vacations through out the years.
He will be greatly missed, but thought of often.
I guess my finest memories would be his easy going personality and laugh.
I loved when he would have the little ones smell his ice cream cone. As they smelled it he would put a dab on their nose, then put a dab on his nose as well.
I loved our crawfish and crab boils.
And he loved to make us breakfast.
Thank you for being such a great husband to my bestie.
Love you always. 😘

Todd Giles

16 juillet , 2020

Dale lived across the street from me and was one of the first neighbors to welcome me from Ky. He was an awesome guy who always stopped and said hello during any day. After he met Sherene he often would ask me what I thought of her. I would always give her the thumbs up and I thinks she’s ok talk to him. He would come back with how much he enjoyed being around her and they got along great! We would laugh and he would finish by saying “I’m gonna marry her, I think!” He knew he would marry her and I knew it too. He had met the love of his life and he enjoyed talking about her.
We talked about my cancer and my fight many times and he always looked at me with disbelief in how I kept going. I told him it’s hard but just hard enough that I can pull it off. I never sat and talked a lot about it because I needed to hear more of his funny stories. Dale is a true man and a great friend. I will always see him laughing and eating crawfish from the tailgate of his truck with us. I’ll keep fighting cancer just to prove a point, it isn’t the the final fight. Love you brother!

Mike & Maria Barbay

16 juillet , 2020

Dale was a man who not only opened his heart to us but also impacted a lasting memory of what a “good soul” at its very best truly is...Kind, generous, self giving and most of all, loving. Rest In Peace dear nephew. +++