Dale Lemoyne Emberton, Sr.
June 14, 1937 – May 24, 2018
Mr. Dale Lemoyne Emberton Sr, age 80, passed away peacefully early in the morning on May 24, 2018. Dale Sr was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 14, 1937 and suffered from Alzheimer’s which was diagnosed in September 2009. After a long battle to overcome the effects of this disease, he finally went home to the Lord. Dale is survived by his loving wife Pauline Emberton, born in England and his sons Dana Emberton and wife Deanne Molinaro Emberton of Greenville, South Carolina, and Dean Emberton and wife Dee Ann Todd Emberton of Friendswood, Texas. He is also survived by four granddaughters and two grandsons. He was proceeded in death by his son, Dale Emberton Jr on January 12, 2018 of Wichita Falls, Texas. Dale was loved by so many as he was a devoted husband, father, and friend.
Dale was the son of a migrate farm worker in California and joined his father in the fields as he entered his teenage years. Several years later, he began his career in the Air Force, dedicating his life to the service of our Country. As he began his career in the Air Force, he was stationed in England where he met his wonderful, loving wife, Pauline. At the end of his tour in England, he was transferred to the United States where he was stationed in California, Texas and Washington. Upon arrival at Sheppard AF Base, Dale was instrumental in the development of the 80th Flying Training Wing under the command of Captain Bluford, future Astronaut. Dale also served one tour of duty in Vietnam from 1969 - 1970.
While raising a family and dedicated to his military career, he also knew he wanted more. He wanted to finish something that was undone, his formal education. He completed his GED and earned an Associate degree in Business. After twenty years, Dale retired on September 30, 1974 with full honors. Following his retirement, Dale became a Real Estate Broker and formed a local real estate company. He also formed other small businesses until he returned to serve our Country as a Civil Service Officer at Sheppard AFB. Dale worked in the Medical Group Registrar’s office with medical support staff in preparation for field duty. He was a wealth of information for these troops and was a shining example of a true American and the meaning of sacrifice to our Country. A little-known fact is that Dale played the guitar, wrote poetry and short stories. He truly enjoyed helping others and it showed in his dedication to what he believed.
Dale was not only a dedicated service man, but more importantly a loving, sharing and supportive husband and father. No matter how busy he was, Dale was always willing to give more. He volunteered for the No One Dies Alone program at United Regional, taught Sunday school, lead a boy scout troop and watched countless football games for his three sons across Texas. Dale, without hesitation, never failed to be there for his family and friends, tirelessly putting others before his own needs.
Our world is a better place for all that Dale accomplished, the lives that you have touched and the guidance that he has given. He will be missed by so many.
Dale’s funeral will be held at Hampton Vaughan at Crestview Memorial Park at 1:00 pm Saturday May 26, 2018 with a reception to celebrate his life following the service.
- Funeral Service Saturday, May 26, 2018
- Interment Saturday, May 26, 2018
Dale Lemoyne Emberton, Sr.
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