Dale O’Callaghan

Dale O’Callaghan was born on March 28, 1929, in Arcadia, TX., the son of Sam Morris O’Callaghan and Bessie Stavely O’Callaghan. He was a member of Pine Drive Church in Dickinson and served as an usher for many years after being baptized at the age of 72. He then became a founding member of The Church of Acts in Dickinson. He worked 35 years for Union Carbide as a heavy equipment operator and leadman until retiring in 1987.
Dale is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Sylvia Vanier O’Callaghan and seven children; Gary O’Callaghan (Karen), Sam O’Callaghan (Renee), Tanya Young (Bill), Sandra Pierce (Roger), Peggy Residori (Larry), Deborah Flores (George), and Wendy Heldt (Jim); sister Rae Maurice Johnson; twenty-five grandchildren; fifty-seven great-grandchildren and one soon-to-be, great-great-granddaughter which would have been five generations; and sister-in-law, Judy Janner and husband Charles.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Hartford.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas with services at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas.


  1. My sincere prayers and condolences to you and your family, Sylvia. He was very special to me as to so many, many others. Rest in peace brother,

    ted duck
  2. My thoughts and prayers for Sylvia and family. Dale was a wonderful man. I truly loved seeing his smiling face on Sunday mornings at Pine Drive. I could always count on him for a warm welcome.

    Cindy Crawford
  3. I am very sorry for your loss. You and the family are in my prayers.

    Love yall
    Cindy Edwards

    Cindy Ewards
  4. He was a good man and will be missed dearly. I can still see that smile. I celebrate only in the fact the he will be with at home with Jesus.Rest in Peace now old friend.

    Loren &Patti Cadenhead
  5. A very good man, father, co-worker, loving husband etc., has gone to meet his reward for being here. We will all miss him, and remember the good times. Surely this man should be known as a Pillar of the Community, and of the Church also. May he rest in peace forever.

    Don Scott
  6. It was a pleasure to have known Dale. He was a very special man. He was always so very friendly to everyone and so faithful to his church. He will be missed by all who knew him.

    Ellen and John Trantham
  7. Dale was such a big part of our lives as we were always visiting with him during family gatherings for their grandchildren and our nieces and nephews celebrations. He was a kind man and always greeted you with a smile. He will be missed and our lives are better for just knowing him.

    With love and prayers for Sylvia and family,

    Fred and Linda Purswell

    Fred and Linda Purswell
  8. My deepest sympathy to the O’Callaghan family. When I went through the loss of my father, a scripture that brought me comfort is Isaiah 41:10. There God implores us to not be overwhelmed because he is with us and assures us “I will really hold on to you with my right hand.” May the “God of all comfort” be with you at this time. (2 Cor. 1:3,4)

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sylvia and family during this most difficult time. Dale was an awesome person and will surely be missed.

    Allen & LaJeanne Hall

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