Dale Holmer Smith was born in San Diego, California on June 1st, 1938. He grew up on a dairy farm where he assisted his family in running the dairy. He played football in high school where he excelled. He married his high school sweetheart Bea, his first wife, and then joined the Air Force. He and Bea had three children, Wayne, Wendy and Wes who all have excelled at their chosen professions. After the Air Force, he was a successful plumber and a member of the local union in California where he also had a successful plumbing business.
He and his family travelled from coast to coast showing prize sheep and won numerous awards in the industry. He liked to tell stories of the sheep, their winning ways and their antics along the road and on the farm.
Dale was an avid fisherman and hunter and travelled the country in pursuit of great fishing and trophy deer with his children. He spent several weeks in the wilds of Alaska – taking in not only the scenery, but the camaraderie of the local guides and his companions.
He moved to Blanco with his family where he established a sporting goods store with his son Wes. He met and married Sharon while living in Blanco and then moved to New Braunfels in 2005. They have been married for 13 years. He ran a successful custom home building business and did custom remodels as well.
Dale passed into eternal rest on December 15, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife Bea, his son Wes, and numerous brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife Sharon, his son Wayne, daughter Wendy, numerous step-children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, his brother Howard and sister Iris, and a few nieces and nephews.
Dale will be remembered for his kindness to others, his business acumen, his ways with animals and the stories he told in a way that made one feel like they were right there living them with him. He will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Dale’s name.
Graveside services are Wednesday December 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Blanco Cemetery under the direction of Crofts – Crow Funeral Home in Blanco.