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Dale Roger Sargent

April 23, 1942 — December 1, 2023

Dale Roger Sargent was born April 23, 1942 in Madison, Wisconsin and died December 1, 2023 in Bryan, Texas. His father was Frederick John Sargent and mother was Ila Ruth (Clary) Sargent. Dale attended West High School in Madison, Wisconsin and then went on to Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, graduating in 1965 with a BS in Chemistry. Being a lifelong learner, he matriculated to North Texas State University in Denton, Texas completing his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1971. Dale started his professional career as a chemistry professor and, for many years, taught at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. After several entrepreneurial pursuits, he once again utilized his chemistry training and went into the business of water treatment testing and specialty chemical sales until his retirement in 2001.

As a young man, Dale enjoyed participating in and watching sports, especially his highly regarded Green Bay Packers. He loved seeing different parts of the U.S. and lived in Wisconsin, Michigan, Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, eventually returning to Texas. Dale relished travel and particularly enjoyed the continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, and the Holy Lands. He belonged to the Kiwanis Club and American Chemical Society. He was an avid reader and especially fond of Civil War and World War II history. His favorite book by far was the Bible, and he was an active and faithful member of the Church of Christ wherever he lived. Favorite hymns included “Amazing Grace” and “Be With Me Lord.” Meaningful scriptures in his life have been Psalms 23 and John 14:1-6.

Dale was a kind, loving man with a servant’s heart and a streak of mischief. He was very intentional with people and made them feel special. His family and church family breathed life into him. Around family, he loved joking, teasing, laughing, staying up late to play games, talking sports/current events, eating, and traveling with the Shake crew. We will miss our beloved “Uncle Dale.”

Survivors include his 6 nephew/nieces, 11 grandnephew/nieces, and 7 great-grandnephew/nieces. His family includes Roger and Susan Shake of Allen, Texas and their sons Elliott, Nelson and his wife Sally and their children Isla and Foster, and Bennett and his wife Serene; Dan and Deonna Shake of Abilene, Texas and their children Bryson and Denae Guadaramma and her husband Trey and their children Gwen and Drake; Linda Allen and husband Kevin of College Station, Texas and their children Kameron and L’nae Carstens and her husband Seth and their children Sadie, Gideon and Eden; Gary and Lisa Shake of Liberty Hill, Texas and their children Haley and Garrett; Tim and Shelley Shake of North Richland Hills, Texas and their children Marshall and Drew; and Misti Shake of Abilene. Dale was preceded in death by his sister Bonnie Lou (Sargent) Shake who passed away May 30, 2009, and brother-in-law Roy Eugene Shake who passed away April 3, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Pine Valley Church of Christ, 480 Wolverine Dr., Suite 8, Bayfield, CO 81122, where Dale was a long-time member. Cards and condolences may be sent to the family c/o Linda Allen, 8409 Lauren Dr., College Station, Texas 77845.

There will be a private family service held in December.

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