Class of 1997
1997 Maroon Spotlight
Football; Baseball (4); Basketball (4); FFA; FBLA (2); Vo-Tech (2).
Nicholas Ryan Dale
February 22, 1979 – October 13, 2019
Nicholas Ryan Dale, age 40, passed away on October 13, 2019 in Perry, OK. Nicholas was born on February 22, 1979 in Perry, OK to Larry Alan Dale and Sylvia Marie (Mossman) Dale.
Nicholas grew up in Perry and attended Christ Lutheran School through the 5th grade. He graduated from Perry High School in 1997. Nicholas enjoyed athletics while in school participating in football, basketball and baseball.
Nicholas was acquainted with Cassie Kitterman for a number of years, but it took several attempts by Nicholas to convince Cassie to agree to a date with him, but after that she knew he was the one. They have been devoted to one another for nearly 20 years.
Nicholas was a hardworking man. He was employed at Ditch Witch for the last 15 years as a machine operator. He took pride in caring for his lawn. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. He never missed putting up Christmas lights on his house and always looked forward to playing “Santa” for his nieces and nephews. Nicholas found joy in supporting his children in their activities and spending time together with his family.
Nicholas is survived by his wife, Cassie, and their children Braxton, Braylee and Brystol of Perry, his step daughter, Victoria (Tyler) Akers of South Carolina along with their son also named Tyler, Nicholas’ parents Larry and Sylvia Dale of Perry; his brothers: Mike (Pam) Dale of Stillwater, Larry Jr (Deanna) Dale of Ripley, Cory (Misty Keeble) Dale of Perry; his nieces and nephews: Tyler Dale, of Fort Worth, TX, Aaron Dale of Ann Arbor, MI, Adam Dale of Jones, McKenna Dale of Fort Worth, TX, Joshua Dale of Stillwater, LilyAnn Dale of Perry, Adam Mayfield of Ripley, and Chris Mayfield of Ripley: his favorite aunt, Angela Wiebe, Aunt Pam Bulling and Uncle Robert Rathbone and Aunt Bonnie Kendle.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Everett Thomas Dale and his wife Essie Mae Dale; his maternal grandparents: Jack Mossman and his wife Lois Mossman, and Mary Jean Passow Wiebe: nephew, Jacob Dale, and numerous aunts and uncles.
Funeral services, under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, will begin at 10:00 am, Friday October 18, 2019 at the First Christian Church of Perry. Minister Josh Bell will officiate. Burial will follow at Grace Hill Cemetery also of Perry. Friends are invited for viewing on Wednesday from 2-8 pm and again Thursday from 10 am – 8 pm. To pay their respects.
Nicholas was a tried and true OU Fan. To honor his memory and celebrate his life, the family invites you to wear crimson and cream the day of his funeral.
Donations in memory of Nicholas Ryan Dale can be made to Perry Public School Athletics c/o Brown Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 N 7th St, Perry, OK 73077.