On November 6, 2018, Lloyd Dale Boland traded his cowboy boots for eternal wings on his final journey home to meet Jesus. Although we feel great sorrow, we find joy knowing he once again is bursting with laughter and smiles to be forever united in heaven with his father, mother, siblings and daughter, who he loved dearly.
Dale, 86, was born September 5, 1932 to Oscar Lee and Lena Boland. Dale was a dedicated, hard worker in the oilfield, working for Shenandoah Oil Company, Southland Royalty and eventually partnered with a dear friend and one brother to form Three B Oil Company, drilling in the Cisco, Texas area. He was a horse breeder and considered the racetrack his second home. His love for his horses was like no other.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Lee and Lena Boland; brothers Roy Boland, John Boland and Bill Boland; sisters Mizpah Starr, Melba Starr and Mildred Geist; and one daughter Dianne Pence. He is survived by his wife, Dorothea Mae Boland of Sheffield, Texas; his children, Dennis Boland of Clyde, TX; Cheryl Robinson and husband Mike of Sheffield, TX; Dale Boland II and wife Nancy of Lovington, NM; Karen Yielding and husband Ronny of White Oak, TX; thirteen grandchildren; many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren as well as nephews and nieces who he cherished.
Services for Dale Boland will be 11 a.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Mother Holmes Baptist Church in Sheffield, Texas. Burial will be Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Scranton Cemetery in Scranton, Texas. There will be a visitation time prior to the services 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday November 8, 2018 at the Mother Holmes Baptist Church under the direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home, Crane, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Chip Marks, Kelby Trey Youngblood, Jonathan Alexander Focha, Jaeden Cole Focha, Tucker Wade Yielding, Ryan Dale Boland, Braxton Kai Lyles, T. J. Sparks, and Ty Sparks.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Brandon Nelson, Karson Lovell, Troy Sparks, and Ronnie Yielding.