Daniel (Dan) Charles Dale Sr, Age 82 passed away peacefully August 13th 2018 at home with family in Gainesville. Dan was born in Opa Locka Florida on May 6th 1936. He attended Edison High School where he met and then married his high school sweetheart, Lorena Elizabeth Nix (Betty). Relocating to Gainesville in 1962, Dan and Betty raised three sons, Chuck, Monty and Rick and thoroughly enjoyed two grandsons, Brett and Tyler. Dan and Betty celebrated over 62 years of marriage. Dan retired from the Bell system with 34 years of service after which he finished his work career at Gainesville Regional Utilities. While his hobbies were few Dan spent his spare time with family, at his son’s ball games and coaching local kid’s baseball teams. Dan was preceded in death by his son Chuck in 2002 (ALS). Dan is survived by his loving wife Betty, two sons Monty and Rick, two grandsons Brett and Tyler and sisters Diane and Judy and their loving families. Memorial services for Dan will be held at Celebration United Methodist Church, 9501 SW Archer RD. Gainesville, Fl 32608, August 25th at 11:30 am. Following the service a gathering to meet with family will be held at the church. Services will be officiated by Rev. Melissa Pisco. If considering memorial remembrance please take time to enjoy your grandchildren, children and family. Dan would also like for those attending to come in comfortable and casual attire. Thank you to Haven Hospice.