Deceased: November 4, 2022
Dale married Kitty July 13, 2002 they were married 20 years. He was born in Tampa, Florida. He was an outdoors man who loved fishing, hunting and cooking. Uncle Harold, who raised him with Aunt Jo’s help, taught him his love for fishing and the outdoors. So full of life and adventure. This included eating what you caught and nothing was wasted.
Survivors include his wife, Kitty Bryan; son, DJ-Dale Bryan, Jr., two daughters; Tonya Nickol (Lance), Shira Trejo (Victor);son, Jeff; daughters, Audrey, Keisha; five sisters, Wendy, Marty, Lucy, Susan; nineteen grandchildren, (including Mia Langlois who came along in 2006 (he was so gentle with her for being such a big man) and more cousins than I can count. Also surviving is his mother-in-law Gloria Shaw. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gary, Lucy and sister Patty.
Being Southern born and raised our roots were firmly planted in the South. Perhaps that is why he treated Kitty so special along with all the family. Dale helped Kitty with her dad and often listened to his war stories over and over never losing his patience. He would even take her daddy many places including Pine Island so he could watch the sunset. Often times they took a pizza to enjoy.
Figuring out our lives without you – How do we begin? We tell ourselves that even though you are out of sight, every time we feel the wind blow and the birds sing – you are with us in all that surrounds us. You loved nature, the mountains and the seas. It comforts us to think you are flying high amongst the trees. We hope you are on your greatest adventure of all. You were a man with great wisdom and passion in all that you did. We will forever miss your wisdom, your laugh. We love you so much. I know we will go on living in your memory, keeping it alive and we will Love you forever.