OBITUARY

Dale Eugene Terrell

April 27, 1930May 13, 2019
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Dale Eugene Terrell passed away Monday, May 13, 2019. Dale was born April 27, 1930 in Oklahoma City, OK, to Eugene Homer and Ina Lefern Terrell. Dale attended Central High School and graduated from OU in 1957 with a bachelor degree in Business Administration. Dale started in homebuilding in 1957 and was president of the COHBA in 1978 and Builder of the Year in 1974. He enjoyed many fun times house boating on Lake Eufaula and eventually built a family lake house at Porum Landing. Dale was an avid OU Sooner fan and traveled to many games in his motorhome. Dale is survived by his wife, Pebble (Rocky) Terrell, son, Don Terrell and wife, Carla, daughter Joani Smith and husband, Jim, grandchildren, Kari Waltrip (Ryan), Kevin Terrell (Danielle), Kim Gill (Nick), Jesse Smith, 4 great grandchildren, his sister, Geraldine McDaniel and her husband, Kenneth, and a host of nephews and nieces. Visitation is Thursday, May 16th, 8am-8pm, the family will be available 6pm-8pm. Services will be Friday, May 17, 2019, at 10:00 am at Church of the Servant, Interment to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to OMRF.

  • FAMILY

  • Dale is survived by his wife, Pebble (Rocky) Terrell, son, Don Terrell and wife, Carla, daughter Joani Smith and husband, Jim, grandchildren, Kari Waltrip (Ryan), Kevin Terrell (Danielle), Kim Gill (Nick), Jesse Smith, 4 great grandchildren, his sister, Geraldine McDaniel and her husband, Kenneth, and a host of nephews and nieces.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jesse Smith
  • Kevin Terrell
  • Ryan Waltrip
  • Nick Gill
  • DONATIONS

  • Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 17, 2019

Memories

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Lynne Sloan Hazlett

May 16, 2019

Dale, you taught me many things, but the thing that remains most in my memory is your love for ALL of your family. You made all cousins, in laws, out laws (😊) etc. feel like family no matter how far away they lived, or how long it had been since they left Oklahoma City. I’ve seen you reach out and help cousins far away from Oklahoma City. Many lives would be different, including mine, if you hadn’t been Dale. You’re example of “once family, always family” has been an example to all of us. I’m very grateful to have been part of your family. Thank you. Lynne

Love to Rocky, Don, & Joani

Cynthia Gross

May 16, 2019

Dale and Gerry 2012

Cynthia Gross

May 16, 2019

Gerry and Dale Terrell 1937

Bryan Smith

May 15, 2019

I was blessed to be able to share a brief time with Dale and Rocky while having dinner with two of my closest friends Jim and Joani. I was impressed with the way in which Dale was able to relate to my experiences as a construction instructor. Rocky is one of the most endearing and lovely women I know. Her pride in her family is so evident that you cannot help but to long for a place in the family. Joani is one of my most revered friends and I will truly miss our dinners at August confrenence with Dale and Rocky. I sincerely hope that some of the grandkids will inherit Dale ‘s work ethic and attention to detail. For if they do success is but a step away from any of their pursuits. We will miss you Dale Terrell!! God Bless you and your family!!!

Cynthia Gross

May 14, 2019

I will always remember the great times at the lake! You taught me how to waterski and then you taught my kids!! We loved the way you and Gerry teased back and forth. You were always her big brother but to us you were “old Uncle Dale”. We love you and will miss you but we’ll see you again. Love to Rocky, Don and Joani.
Cyndie and Mike

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Biography

Dale Eugene Terrell passed away Monday, May 13, 2019. Dale was born April 27, 1930 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Eugene Homer and Ina Lafern Terrell. Dale attended Central High School and Graduated from University of Oklahoma in 1957. He worked with his dad, Gene, in commercial construction during his college years. When he graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1957 with a bachelor degree in Business Administration, he borrowed some money from his uncle to get his start in homebuilding. Dale was a member of the Central Oklahoma Homebuilders Association and became Builder of the Year in 1974 and President of COHBA in 1978. Dale moved into developing in the early 1980s. He developed Summit Place, Blue Quail Ridge, the Gardens at Blue Quail Ridge and he and his son, Don, started developing Kelly Lakes and the Gardens at Kelly Lakes. Dale was a life director of the National Homebuilders Association and an active member of the COHBA and the National HBA until he retired in 2011. Dale and his wife, Rocky, enjoyed traveling, especially cruises with family and close friends. He was an avid OU Sooner fan and he and Rocky traveled to many games in their motorhome. Dale also enjoyed house boating and fishing on Lake Eufaula where he eventually built a family lake house at Porum Landing. Dale enjoyed sharing all these fun times with his family. Dale is survived by his wife, Pebble (Rocky) Terrell, son, Don Terrell and his wife, Carla, daughter, Joani Smith and her husband, Jim, grandchildren, Kari Waltrip and her husband, Ryan, Kevin Terrell and his wife, Danielle, Kim Gill and her husband, Nick, Jesse Smith, and four great grandchildren, and his sister, Geraldine McDaniel and her husband, Kenneth, and a host of nephews and nieces. Contributions may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.