Dale Evers was born to long time McGregor and Moody area
parents, Parke D. and Raye (Laughlin) Evers in Waco, Texas. He began his education in the McGregor Independent
School District. The family later moved
to the Woodway edition of Waco in the 1970’s. Dale played basketball with the Midway eighth
grade basketball team and graduated from Midway High School with perfect
attendance his senior year in 1977. He
was a member of the Red, White and Blue Midway Panther Band, was an active
member of the Key Club, and was yearbook editor.
Dale furthered his education at McMurry University in Abilene,
Texas, graduating in 1982 with a BBA in Financial Economics. While at McMurry,
he took an active part in many phases of campus life. He was a resident assistant, served on the
dorm council, was president of Hunt Resident Hall, a member of Christian Life
Fellowship, was chairman of the College Worship Committee where he was
instrumental in organizing the first campus Christmas Candlelight service. He
was a member of Phi Beta Lambda (a business organization), Ko Sari Social Fraternity, and the McMurry Indian Concert, Jazz Ensemble and Marching Band. He enjoyed touring with the Concert and Jazz
Bands each year. In August of 1982, Dale enrolled in the Dallas Institute of Funeral
Service and graduated in the fall of 1983.
In 1985, he entered Baylor University where he worked
on a Masters Degree in business.
Between his junior and senior years in high school, Dale embarked
on his career in funeral service with Charles Cole at Amsler Funeral Home in
McGregor. A few years later, in 1978, the business merged with Lee Funeral Home
and became Cole Funeral Home where he did his internship for his embalmer's and
funeral director's license. Eventually Dale became the manager of Cole's, serving for 18
years in that role. After 34 years in funeral service in
McGregor, Texas, Dale joined Higginbotham Funeral Homes of Texas in 2015.
Being reared in the Methodist Church, Dale is an active member
of First United Methodist Church in McGregor where he serves in many
capacities. Dale believes it is
important to take an active part in one’s community. He is a member of the McGregor Lions Club
where he has held various offices, a past member of the McGregor Masonic Lodge
and current member of the Crawford Masonic Lodge, was a member of the
McGregor Chamber of Commerce and served as Chairman in 2000, and has also been involved with the McGregor United Way.
In his spare time, Dale enjoys landscaping, home improvement
projects, and watching high school and college football and basketball, as well
as participating and volunteering with adaptive sports organizations. Through the years, he has had many pets, most
being beagles, which he has loved with all his heart. He also enjoys traveling,
taking cruises, and being around people.
Dale's goal in funeral service has been to minister to others at
a very difficult time in one’s life. He works
diligently to create a memorable and personal service for families.