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Dale Ray Paul Moe passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was born April 19, 1943 in Fargo, North Dakota. Dale attended Holy Spirit Elementary School and Shanley High School in Fargo, North Dakota. He graduated in 1966 from Northern Arizona State University at Flagstaff Arizona with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Police Science. Dale was in the United States Army, 501st M.P. Company, 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood from 1966-1968. Dale graduated with a M.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in 1972 where he was a graduate assistant in the Criminal Justice Department and had a paper on Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure published as an authority in that area.
Dale Married Barbara Stallings from Temple May 31, 1970, and they moved to Corsicana in 1971 where Dale joined the Navarro Junior College faculty where he was a teacher and administrator from 1971 to 1986. Dale was hired to begin a law enforcement department for the College. He recruited students from police departments in Corsicana and surrounding cities. As students graduated from Navarro, he encouraged and assisted them in pursuing their B.S. degrees at Baylor and other universities. At the request of the Corsicana Police Department and others, through Navarro, Dale started the Corsicana Police Academy which assisted in training and developing new police prospects and continues to serve the community to this date.
In 1986 Dale began a property management company consisting of apartment complexes and houses which he continued to operate until the present. He was a member and director of the Corsicana Apartment Association for more than 20 years.
Among his family and friends Dale was well known for his "war" stories and favorite quotes. He would say "give the world the best you have and the best will come back to you." Also, "you have to make your own luck." He firmly believed that anyone could succeed if he or she worked hard enough and "played the game."
Dale is survived by his wife, Barbara Moe; daughter, Michelle Braun and her husband Ed Braun, and son, Michael Moe; grandchildren, Simon Moe and Lana Gober; brother, Harry Moe of Minneapolis, Minnesota and sister, Joy O'Hearn of Seattle, Washington; mother-in-law, Minnie Mae Stallings; sister-in-law Marijean Pernice and husband Gary Pernice of Marietta, Georgia; and many nephews, nieces and cousins; along with his beloved cats. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry M. Moe and Irene Lavoie Moe; his brother, Donal Moe; and his father-in-law, Ray Stallings.
The family appreciates the kindness and thoughtfulness of the Corsicana Fire Department/EMS, doctors and staff of Navarro Regional Hospital, Methodist Dallas Medical Center and Oncology of Texas and a special thanks to Hand-in-Hand Hospice staff of Corsicana, Perry Orr, Shelia Lawson and Beverly Baisy.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate your donations to the James L. Collins Catholic School scholarship fund, attention Vicky Morrison, Principal.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Published on April 5, 2017
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