Dale Woodward Kennard; a devoted husband, beloved father and a wonderful friend to many, was called home to the Lord, after a long battle with cancer, on July 30, 2017 at home with his family by his side. Dale’s family and firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Dale was a Christian who loved God and knew Jesus Christ was his savior. Dale wanted everyone to know that he would be in heaven with his friends and family who preceded him in death.
Dale was born in Maryland to Jack Harry Kennard and Shirley May Might Kennard.
He attended Goddard High school and graduated from Irvine High School in Los Angeles, California in 1976. After high school, Dale joined the United States Marine Corps, where he proudly served and was honorably discharged as a corporal receiving a good conduct medal, rifle expert badge, and pistol sharpshooter. After the military, Dale pursued a career in the oil Industry and enjoyed working for Exeter for 14 years. He later worked for various oil field companies and excelled to the position of a consultant. Dale also started and operated a water well drilling company.
Dale was blessed with a large and loving family. Dale and Tami Married in 1996 and were married for 21 years. They merged families and had nine children total: Loren of Louisiana (preceded in death); Nathan of Roswell, NM; Jared of Clovis, NM; Joshua of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Ashlyn of Tyler, Texas; Zachary of Roswell, NM; Ticey of Roswell, NM; Gavan of Roswell, NM; Logan of Roswell, NM; and 15 grandchildren. Dale had five brothers: Fred of Georgetown, Texas; Jackie of Lubbock, Texas; Tony of Roswell, NM; Tim of Georgetown, Texas; and Steven of Houston, Texas. His brothers had several children giving him several nieces and nephews. Dale always enjoyed camping and fishing and traveling with his family.
Survivors include his wife Tami, his sons: Nathan, Jared, Joshua, Zachary, Gavan and Logan; his daughters: Ashlyn and Ticey; 15 grandchildren; five brothers; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Jack and Shirley and his daughter Loren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. August 12, 2017 at Grace Community Church 935 W Mescalero Roswell N.M. A reception will follow at Grace. Prayers and condolences can be sent to the guestbook online at Ballard Funeral home. Flowers can be received at 2604 E. Mescalero, Roswell, NM 88201.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.