Dale Alan Dentler Sr.

August 9, 1963March 11, 2011

Dale Alan Dentler, Sr. was born August 9, 1963 in Nocona, Montague County, Texas to Herman Dentler, Jr. and Betty Lou Laurence Dentler. Dale died on March 11, 2011 at his home.

The Dentlers' moved to Abilene when Dale was 5 years old and Dale attended 12 years of school in Abilene Independent School District and graduated from Abilene High School. Dale spent most of his life as a manager for American National Insurance Company in Childress, Texas and Abilene, Texas until he was disabled with a kidney transplant in the year 2000.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Tye Baptist Church, Tye, Texas, with Pastor Ben Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in Tye Cemetery, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Highway 277 South, Abilene. The family will receive friends at a visitation 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Dale was preceded in death by his incredible loving mother, Betty Lou Laurence Dentler, on July 28, 2006 and his small loving nephew, Colton Blaine Dentler, on March 3, 2004.

Dale raised his children in Tye, Taylor County, Texas where he had many friends and family.

Dale leaves to celebrate his life and cherish his memory, his son, Dale Alan Dentler, Jr.; daughter, Amanda Dawn Dentler; son, Brandon Glen Newton and wife, Sabrina; father, Herman Dentler, Jr. and wife, Lynda; brother, Russell Lee Dentler; sisters, Vicky Lynn Lilly and Lesa Gail Stutts and husband, Jim; grandchildren, Cylee, Riley, Kaegan, Samantha, Shea, Brad, Blake, and Sydney; and many nieces and nephews.

Dale lived his life to the fullest and always found a way to have a good time. Dale had a way of making friends with everyone he met and will be missed by all who knew him.

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  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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Gregg Portillo

March 16, 2011

I'll miss you Dale. You were a true cowboy. God Bless You.

March 15, 2011

Erik welch

Anita Rocco

March 15, 2011

Lisa and Jim you are in my prayers, I know how much Dale ment to you Lisa. He is now with the lord and there is no greater reward place to be. We will all miss him very much. My condolences to all your family.

samantha rodriquez

March 15, 2011

jonathan and I have you (lisa) and your family in our thoughts and prayers may god give you and your family the strength and courage for what you are about to face. we love you and may god bless you.

Ken Wylie

March 14, 2011

I am so sorry we have lost a good man & friend. You will be missed alot. I just wish we could have seen each other face to face. Dale was a good online friend to me on pogo playing spades I never knew any one to talk bad about him. He must have been a great Man.

Karen (Maxwell) Hamilton

March 14, 2011

Lesa, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

March 14, 2011

My deepest condolences in the loss of your father, brother, paw paw, uncle, son and friend. Dale was a force of nature, anyone that was put in his path could not resist but to love him. He made everyone smile and laugh. He will be truly missed by all... God Bless you all.

With my deepest and sincere sympathy,