Dale Gore
Died: Jan 18, 2018
Dale Gore


Dale Lee Gore went to be with the Lord  January 18, 2018, after a long battle with Parkinsons Disease.  He was born August 22, 1934 to Leola and Basil Gore in Corpus Christi, TX, where he grew up and graduated from Roy Miller High School.  His pastor, Dr. Kenneth Hiner at Forest Park Baptist Church took him to Howard Payne College in Brownwood, TX where Dale was active in the Life Service  and Mission Organizations and was editor of the school news paper, “The Yellow Jacket” for two years.  He graduated from Howard Payne with a B.A. Degree in 1955.  There he also met and married LaVerne Dennis.  They were married for sixty-three years.   


Dale was Minister of Music at First Baptist Church Uvalde, Hillsboro and Brownwood.  He graduated with a B.D. Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth in 1959, then pastored Baggett Creek Baptist Church in Comanche County,  First Baptist Whitewright,  First Baptist Goldthwaite, Trinity Baptist, Sherman;  and First Baptist Denison.  He also was Director of Missions for Grayson and Austin Baptist Associations.  After retiring he became pastor  at Elm Grove Baptist Church, Belton, TX.  

Dale served on the Executive Board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, the Board of Texas Baptist Children’s Home in Round Rock and was a Trustee of Howard Payne University, where he received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1988.

When Parkinsons Disease took over he retired again and he and LaVerne became members of FBC Salado where they had lived for more than twenty years.  While in Salado he was active in the Historical Society and helped to establish a Rotary Club.  In 2014 they moved to Grand Prairie, TX, to be closer to their children.

Dale was preceded in death by two babies, Bob David and Melinda Lee, his parents, grandparents, and a brother, Don Gore.  He is survived by his wife, two sons,  Dennis and wife Bobette of Grand Prairie,  Jeffrey and wife Donna of Coleman, TX,  and a daughter, Jane Cluck and husband Marty of Dallas;  nine grandchildren,  Addie (R.J.) Barnett,  Molly (Danny) Merck, all of Abilene, TX;  Emily and Preston Gore of Grand Prairie,  Claire (Jason) Tarlton and Connor Cluck of Dallas; four great grandsons, Efrim,  Julian, Oscar and Rhett Barnett, of Abilene;  two sisters, Sue Ann(Hank) Roesing of Waco and Janice Thomas of Austin, and sister-in-law, Jane Gore of Arlington;  and other relatives and friends all across Texas and around the world.

A funeral service conducted by Dr. Travis Burleson, pastor of FBC Salado, and family friends will be held at First Baptist Church Salado, Monday, January 22,  at  10: 00 a.m. with visitation at 9 a.m.  Burial will be at 4 p.m. at Eastlawn Memorial Park  in Brownwood, with Dr. Don Newberry, Chancellor of Howard Payne University, in charge.

            Memorials may be made to the Russell Dennis Endowment Scholarship at Howard Payne University, P.O. Box 2369, Brownwood, TX 76804.  Broecker Funeral Home in Salado is in charge of arrangements.

Dale Gore was a Christian giant who, throughout life, exemplified standards set down by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Never truly retired until his final days, he was "sold out" to noble causes and to his calling. His attendance at 66 consecutive homecoming weekends at his beloved Howard Payne University underscored his commitment to and regard for his alma mater. No graduate ever loved HPU more than Dale. May the Holy Spirit comfort LaVerne and all who loved him.

Don Newbury, Burleson, TX


Joyce Harris DeLoach
January 22nd, 2018 2:09 pm
Sympathy to family members. Dale & I grew up in the Forrest Park Bapt. Church. Dale joins my brother, Leroy Harris (died 12/10/2017) in heaven.
Kathy Wilburn
January 21st, 2018 3:45 pm
Lifting the family up in prayer for your loss, but rejoicing with Dale in his home going. Celebrate a life well lived for our Lord and in service to many in the kingdom, especially for the time we shared at First Denison.
Jon and Suzanne Carpenter
January 18th, 2018 8:22 pm
Jon and I and Christene all send our love and prayers to all of Dale's family. When he was active with my father at First Baptist Collinsville, we had great times of service and fellowship together. Blessings to all!
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