Endicott, Dale Richard
Endicott, Dale Richard
March 28, 1937 — October 2, 2019
Jesus took Dale Endicott, of Spring Hill, KS, aged 82, Home to the place He had prepared for him on October 2, 2019, at Olathe Medical Center.
Dale was born March 28, 1937, to Charles Curtis Endicott and Molly Alice Wyatt in Rural Henry County Missouri. Dale grew up there and later moved to Clinton, Missouri, where he graduated from Clinton High School.
Dale pursued his degrees and education passionately and seriously. In order to achieve a career in education, Dale enrolled at Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO, and later Emporia State College, Emporia, KS, and attended the University of Kansas. To further his education, he won multiple National Science Foundation Scholarships to attend Princeton University, NJ, California State College Sonoma, CA and Bowdoin College, Bowdoin, ME; ultimately earning Master of Science and Specialists Degrees. Dale was a career educator at Grandview Senior High School teaching Chemistry I and II, Biology I and II, developing and teaching the curriculum for Ecology. His unique teaching style endeared him to his students and colleagues and allowed him to teach two generations of students. During his teaching career Dale’s students achieved many first-place awards and honors at the Greater KC Science Fair and one of those award recipients was selected to participate at the National Science Fair in NJ. After 38 years of teaching exclusively at Grandview Senior High School, Dale retired.
Dale was a talented musician whose love for music began as a child after his father gave him a used guitar that he learned to play on his own. Later her played the trumpet and cornet at Clinton HS and Central Missouri State University where he won first place honors at multiple music competitions. Dale also taught himself to play the banjo, 12 string acoustic and 6 string electric guitars which he purchased by earning money for teaching music lessons at Quigley Music in downtown Kansas City, MO. Later he earned multiple awards while playing the guitar and signing at the Winfield and Iola Kansas Music Festivals.
Dale met Rose Ann when his sister set them up on a blind date. They married September 24, 1960 in LaDue, Missouri. To this marriage they had Daniel Dehn Endicott and Darla Denise Walker.
Dale is survived by his dedicated, loving wife of 59 years, Rose Ann; children: Daniel Dehn Endicott and his wife Shelia, and Darla Denise Walker; grandchildren: Joshua Dehn Endicott and his wife Sara, Kaylee Rose Endicott, Hunt Isaac Walker, Asher Dale Walker; great grandchildren: Lincoln Dehn Fussell, Emmersyn Michelle Endicott; brother Duane Endicott and his wife Charlotte; nieces: Donna Hajj and her husband Ed, Diana Gibson and her husband Mark, and Lorinda Wise. Dale was preceded in death by his parents Curtis Charles Endicott and Molly Alice Endicott and his sister, Sharon Wise.
Dale faithfully attended St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene and after moving to Kansas attended Gardner Church of the Nazarene where he served God with his music and carpentry skills.
A Celebration of Dale's life will be held at 11:30am, Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Gardner Church of The Nazarene, 16640 N. Moonlight Rd., Gardner, KS 66030. Family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10:30am. Private committal service at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial tributes may be directed to Gardner Church of The Nazarene, PO Box 223, Gardner, KS 66030; Alzheimer's Association at ALZ.org; or to Spring Hill Festival Choir Society at PO Box 365, Spring Hill KS, 66083.
A Celebration of Dale’s life will be held at 11:30am, Tuesday, October 8,2019, at Gardner Church of The Nazarene, 16640 N. Moonlight Rd., Gardner, KS 66030. Family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10:30am. Private committal service at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial tributes may be directed to Gardner Church of The Nazarene, Alzheimer’s Association at ALZ.org, or to Spring Hill Festival Choir Society at PO Box 365, Spring Hill KS, 66083.