Dale McCann, 71, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on April 30, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born on March 15, 1947 in Shelby County to Bro. F.A. McCann and Euthalia Oates McCann. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jody Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
A visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.
Dale was saved at an early age and spent the majority of his young life in service to the Lord. As a preacher’s kid, Dale was always involved with the church. Growing up, he attended many revivals, helped with events and activities at their church and enjoyed the company of so many that would come and go to their home. He had the opportunity to meet a lot of people and shared the stories from these experiences throughout his lifetime.
Dale graduated from Joaquin High School in 1965. After high school, he began his career with Delta Airlines and spent 30 years with Delta until his retirement in 2000. After retiring, Dale was not fond of just sitting around. This led him to a second career as a school bus driver for Joaquin ISD. More than anything, he loved to follow along on all his grandchildren’s activities and adventures. He was one of their biggest supporters from softball and baseball games, to showing cattle. The grandchildren always knew he was there to cheer them on. Family was his greatest treasure, and the love he possessed for his wife, children and grandchildren is indescribable. He was a member of the Old Home Cemetery Committee.
Dale is survived by his beloved wife, Susan Savitsky McCann of Joaquin; children: Trina McCann Hughes and husband, Wayne of Joaquin, Steven McCann and wife, Jennifer of Joaquin and Marcus McCann of Joaquin; grandchildren, Darby, Cralon, and Keaton Hughes, Ebbie Kate, Duncan and Kaz McCann and Mazzy McCann; and numerous other family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Bro. F.A. and Euthalia McCann; son, Dale McCann; and brother, Doyle McCann, his mother-in-law, Grandma Mae.
Pallbearers will be Cralon Hughes, Lynn Rogers, Ronny Martin, Duncan McCann, Rodney Prnka and Steve Permenter.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.