Dale was born September 27, 1928 in Emporia, Kansas. After graduating high school, Dale joined the Navy V6 program and attended Louisiana Polytechnic Institute and Rice University where he studied engineering. After the end of WWII, he returned to Emporia, Kansas where he enrolled at Emporia State University. Dale graduated from Emporia State University in 1948 (B.A.), and Washburn University School of Law in 1951 (J.D.). After two years with Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, he returned to Wichita to practice law. Dale was a member of the American Bar Association, as well as the Kansas Bar Association, where he was president of the Kansas Bar Foundation. As a member of the Wichita Bar Association, he served as president in 1974. With a passion for music, Dale played drums with The Barristers, a Dixieland jazz combo of attorneys that performed through 1979 at the Wichita Bar Association Bar Show. Even after retiring, Dale was known to come in to the office on occasion, where he could be seen swapping stories with other members of the firm. Dale passed away August 29, 2008.