OBITUARY

Dale David Smith

June 8, 1952July 16, 2013
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Dale David Smith June 08, 1952 - July 16, 2013

Dale Smith, a lifelong resident of Morgan City, LA passed away July 16, 2013 at the age of 61 after a brief battle with cancer, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Dale was employed with Bayou Boeuf Electric for over 30 years. Dale never met a stranger; to him everyone was his best friend. In his free time, he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Dale traveled throughout Louisiana and he was a big supporter of all the local Poker Runs. Dale was an avid gun collector and a huge fan of the New Orleans Saints and LSU. He was an Army veteran, serving his country during the Vietnam War, stationed in Germany for a few years before being discharged. Dale was an excellent provider for his family and a loving, dedicated father; doing everything he could to make sure they all succeeded in life. His sense of humor and his laid back approach to life inspired many. Dale will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Dale leaves behind to cherish his memories his daughter Brittany S. Moffett and her husband Clayton of Bayou Vista, LA; his sister Janet M. Smith of Morgan City, LA; his stepsons Ryan Gegenheimer of Los Angeles, CA and Jeremy Gegenheimer of Lafayette, LA; his former wife Jennifer L. Smith of Lafayette, LA; and many numerous relatives and friends. Dale is preceded in death by his parents Ray J. and Doris M. Smith; and his grandparents Julius and Stella Smith, and Clinton J. and Lelia Pontiff. A time of remembrance and reflection will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Hargrave Funeral Home, Morgan City, LA from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. then continuing Friday, July 19, 2013 at 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Pharr Chapel Methodist Church, in Morgan City, LA. Funeral Services will begin at 11 a.m. at Pharr Chapel Methodist Church. Dale will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery. The East St. Mary Veterans Funeral Squad will conduct full military honors.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 18, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, July 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 19, 2013
  • Graveside Service Friday, July 19, 2013
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Dale David Smith

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Glenn Eues

July 23, 2013

Dale welcomed me into the Bayou Boeuf family with open arms and immediately took me under his wing. I couldn't have asked for better mentor and co-worker. Sadly I know there was vast more that I could have learned from him. We hit it off right away both sharing virtually the same sense of humor and taste in music. Working right next to each other, we were well suited partners in crime. I shall miss my friend.

Gregg Aucoin

July 20, 2013

Dale and I worked at Bayou Boeuf Electric, Dale was always in a joking mood, always with that great smile and his great laugh. Anytime I needed help with work or my personal life, I could always go to Dale for help and he would listen and give the right advice. Men like Dale Smith are very rare in this world and anyone that had this man to bless there life are truly bless indeed...

annie keton

July 18, 2013

Love you forever and ever and hallways
Your Work Wife

Jennifer Smith

July 18, 2013

Dale, when we first met it seemed that literally everyone we ran into was either related to you or was a friend. It was true because everyone who knew you loved you and you treated them all like family. You were so very special to so many people. Your sense of humor and crazy sayings had us laughing all the time. You were such a great father. Look how awesome our beautiful daughter turned out. That was because of you. You used to say that all she got from you was her blood type, but that's not true. She got so much more than that – she got your thoughtfulness, your kindness, your generosity, (your curls!), the list is a long one. You were such an important part of the boy's lives, too. It didn't matter to you at all that they were not your own flesh and blood. You loved and supported Ryan and Jeremy as ferociously as if they had been your own, and for that, I am forever grateful. I am so thankful to have had you in my life. You made me a better person. My soul has been greatly injured with your departure, but I am certain we will be together again one day. You are my forever friend. I will not say goodbye. Instead, I will just simply say, Be Seeing You!

Debbie Johnson

July 18, 2013

Dear Jennifer: My deepest sympathy. I wish I could be there for you. Please know that I will continue to keep you, Brittany and the Smith family in my prayers. Love and miss you so much!

Brittany Moffett

July 18, 2013

Daddy,
I will continue to miss you everyday for the rest of my life until we meet again. You've inspired me in so many ways and always sacrificed so much so that I could have the best life possible. I hope you knew how much I appreciated that. My life is so wonderful because I was blessed to have you as my father. I love you SOOO very much and I know that you're riding that Harley all around Heaven! I also feel comforted knowing that I have the best guardian angel of them all. You're my hero! Love you always and forever!

Rita NELSON

July 18, 2013

We will all miss Dale, he touched so many lives....thanks to the family for sharing these family photos with all of us. My thoughts and prayers will be with you as I will not be able to make the services...God Bless

Chip Stansbury

July 18, 2013

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Dale. I remember Dale as a young boy on 6th Street in Morgan City. I also have very fond memories of Uncle Julius and Aunt Stella, Uncle Ray and Aunt Doris. Rest in peace cousin and friend! God bless, Chip Stansbury

Linda Oakley

July 18, 2013

Thinking of you and your family Here in TN...

Linda Oakley

July 18, 2013

To Brittany and Dales family..my deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you. Dale was a wonderful man and a good friend to everyone. I am so glad I got to reestablish a friendship with him over the past year from all the high school FB friends, was very happy to have talked and seen him at our class reunion last year too! I will miss you Dale, may you have peace always in the arms of our Lord now. RIP..thanks for the memories...