Buford Dale Sartin

Published 11:34 am Friday, October 11, 2019

Dale Sartin was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas on October 16, 1942.  Dale and his family moved to Orange, Texas when Dale was a young boy.  He graduated from Little Cypress High School in 1961.  After high school, Dale became a millwright and stayed a millwright until he retired from the paper mill in Orange.  Dale was not a member of any organization or group besides the occasional recreational soft ball team or work union.  When not at work, Dale spent most of his time with his children.  He taught and instilled in them loyalty, honesty, a good work ethic, respect, and how to love.  Occasionally, Dale would get into trouble, especially with his best friend, Quincy Procell.

On October 2, 2019, Dale passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  True to form, Dale fought like hell until the very end.  Dale was preceded in death by his father, Dove H. Sartin, mother, Myrtle Mozelle Sartin, brothers, Dove H. Sartin, Jr., Sydney Sartin, sisters, Viola Shively and Anne Taylor.  Dale was survived by and will be missed by his children, Kyle Sartin, Doug Sartin and his wife, Tonjia, Brooke Sartin, Cole Sartin and his fiancé, Indira.  In addition, Dale was survived by his grandchildren, Kellie Cook, Kylie Thompson, Seth Sartin, Aaron Sartin, Cheyenne Sartin, and Sofia Sartin, as well as four great grandchildren.

A memorial to honor Dale’s life will be held on October 19, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas.  The family would like to thank Cynthia Sartin for loving and caring for Dale, especially in the last few hard years.  In addition, the family would like to thank Regional Hospice and Home Instead in Shreveport, Louisiana, for helping care for Dale through the very end.  Dale’s jokes, smile, laughter, and love will be missed by all that knew him well.  And for those that won’t miss him, Dale really and truly would not care.