Dale Lee McClendon

Dale Lee McClendon, 70, of Waco, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014.

MEMORIAL VISITATION: 6-8pm, Wednesday, June 25, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, Waco, 76708

Cremation services entrusted to Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Dale was born September 9, 1943 in Mercedes, Texas to the late Guy and Eula (Reneau) McClendon. Dale graduated from Mercedes High School in 1962 and from Pan American College in 1967.  He married Jackie Lynn Maloy in October 1966.  Dale worked as an insurance agent and moved to Waco from the Rio Grand Valley in 1974 with his family. He was a devoted husband and father of three boys.  His passion was spending time with his family and friends at the beach, fishing, or at the deer lease.  Later in life, he most cherished the time spent with Jackie, his two grandsons, and precious granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy & Eula McClendon; one son, Dale Wayne McClendon; and two brothers, Guy Morris McClendon and Sidney Ray McClendon.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jackie McClendon of Waco; two sons, Michael Brent McClendon and wife Gayla of Waco, and Wade Alan McCLendon and wife Ashley of Waco; two grandsons, Grayson and Grant McClendon; one granddaughter, Abby McClendon; two brothers, Ron McClendon and wife Denise of Leander, and Mark McClendon and wife Sue of Mico; two sisters, Patsy Walker of Kemp, and Rhonda Jordan and husband Brian of Royce City; one brother in law, Darrell Maloy of Waco; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other family members.

The family wishes to express its gratitude to Dr. Yvonne Coyle, Patsy Aday, and the staff at Baylor Sammons Oncology, as well as Saint Catherine’s Center Hospice Care.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial donations in Dale’s honor be made to the charity of your choice.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708



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Condolence Messages

  1. Mike-
    I am so very sorry to read about your dad.
    May God wrap His loving arms around you and your family and provide the peace and comfort that only He can.
    Donna Zemanek

  2. Sue Mullins Ard

    Dear Family,

    I did not work long with Dale, but really enjoyed the time we shared. He was a great joker and sure to bring smiles each time he walked in the office. I respected him as a fellow insurance professional. He was obviously a loving, family man and good friend to many. My prayers go up for his family and friends.

    Peace and love,
    Sue A.

  3. Susan & Dan Wright

    Jackie: Dan & I are so sorry to hear about Dale’s passing away. I so enjoyed my time spent with him and your family while we worked at Fitzhugh. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Susan

  4. Jackie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Jackie,

    My sincere condolences to you and your family at this time of loss. The MFL faculty remembers your unselfish service to the department, and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bill D.

  6. Noble & Faye Eden

    Jackie, we just learned of Dale’s death. It has been a long time since we worked in Port Arthur together and this
    is not the way we would have wished to renew our old acquaintance. We always had fond memories of you
    and dale. Our hearts go out to you and the family at this trying time. Love and best to you all.

    Love,
    Noble & Faye Eden

  7. Glenn & Rhonda Rebber

    Jackie, Glenn and I are so sorry to hear about Dale. I enjoyed working with him for many years. He will be missed!

  8. My sincere condolences to Jackie and all of the McLendon Family. Praying God will grant all of you peace in the difficult days ahead. Bill Owens

  9. Jackie,

    Thinking of you and praying for you and your family during this very difficult time.

    Blessings,
    Billie Hulke

  10. Gloria Evans-Holmes

    Jackie, I am so sorry to hear about Dale. You and your family are in my prayers. Gloria

  11. Marie Losonsky Level

    Jackie,
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
    Marie

  12. Marie Losonsky Level

    Jackie,
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences. God bless,
    Marie

  13. Thinking about you, Jackie, and your family, at this difficult time. We love you!

  14. Dear Jackie,
    I offer you my heartfelt condolences. You have been and will continue to be in my prayers. May God comfort you and your family.
    Love,
    Janet

  15. Beth Willingham

    Dear Jackie,
    My condolences to you and your family. It was sad to hear of Dale’s passing. What a lovely man. He was such a trooper through his illness, courageous and optimistic, and I remember him as always kind and funny and attentive to his family. He was very lucky to have you — and vice versa — for a lifetime.
    Love to you all,
    Beth

  16. Dave and Kim Uber

    Dear Jackie,
    Kim and I extend our deepest sympathy over the loss of Dale. You are precious to us and out hearts go out to you during this time of grief.

    Dave and Kim Uber

  17. Charlie & Sue Martin

    Good bye dear friend. You journey has come to it’s end. Rest in the healing of no pain or illness. God’s comfort to you, Jackie, Mike & Wade. Our condolences to the family. May God hold you close to get through this time of grief. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Charlie & Sue Martin

  18. Linda McManness

    Jackie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry to hear about Dale’s passing.

  19. Jim & Janet Sheffield

    I enjoyed working with Dale. He was smart, witty, humorous and entertaining.
    He was diligent in what he did. I know he cared deeply for his family and always looked forward to being with them each day. I had several conversations with him at the grocery store when he was buying for the grandkids and he
    was always excited that they were coming to visit. Jackie, we extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  20. Phyllis Stewart

    I am so sorry to learn of your loss, Jackie. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Phyllis Stewart

  21. Deborah Manzanares

    You gave Modern Foreign Languages so many years of wonderful service and I remember seeing Dale from time to time in the office or at gatherings. I held you in my heart at the passing of your son, Dale Wayne, and I continue to hold you in my heart and prayers following the loss of your beloved Dale. During all the years you were with us in MFL, I always admired your loving relationship. Deborah

  22. Jackie and family, sending prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. I worked with Dale for many years at TEIA and ECC and remember him as very hard working and very devoted to his family.
    Dorothy

  23. Leo & Gayle Henderson

    Jackie and family, we were both so sorry to hear of Dales passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time, We remember his great smile and sense of humor. He was a good man. Please let me know if there is anything you need. Leo & Gayle Henderson family

  24. Jackie, Mike and Wade: Love you, love you, love you. I pray for you all. You are in my thoughts and heart. There is no easy way to get through this time……just with God’s love and comfort. I will call and talk to you later, Jackie. You were always like a little sister to me and Dale was a brother. I think back to the time Jim and I were in Waco and went to dinner with you. I am so glad we had that time.

    Linda McClendon Ries

  25. Jack & Linda Henry

    Jackie and Family, I’m proud to call Dale McClendon my friend. I wished I had a video of all the great times we had hunting & playing poker with Dale and the boys. Talk about great memories. Some people live their life without a Husband, Dad, Father inLaw, Brother, Grandpaw, Cousin, Friend as good as what Dale was and for that we all need to feel truly blessed. Our prayers and thoughts are with all.

  26. Jack & Linda Henry

    Jackie and Family, I’m proud to call Dale McClendon my friend. I wished I had a video of all the great times we had hunting & playing poker with Dale and the boys. Talk about great memories and he never missed an opportunity to do the newspaper cross word puzzle. Some people live their life without a Husband, Dad, Father inLaw, Brother, Grandpaw, Cousin, Friend as good as what Dale was and for that we all need to feel truly blessed. Our prayers and thoughts are with all.

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