Dale Estes

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dale Richard Estes (Emoji man), 54, of Mountain Home, tragically passed away in an automobile accident the morning of Feb. 6, 2017, in Grand View. No formal service will be held. Cremation was under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

Dale was born in Battle Mountain, Nev., on July 16, 1962. He was a treasured son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

In 2005, Dale relocated from Oklahoma to Idaho, where he enjoyed working with his sister and brother in-law for Classy Drywall. He later went on to earn his CDL certification from the College of Southern Idaho.

He worked endlessly to bring his family to Idaho, and it wasn't long until Dale and his cherished daughters experienced a rich and fulfilling life as one could have. Together, his family joyfully experienced his passions of going on exhilarating adventures like snowboarding, riding his Harley and camping in the mountains.

After walking away from being hit by a train, Crazy Uncle Dale became our beloved invincible Emoji man. Dale dedicated his whole life to his family and filling the room with his one-of-a-kind humor and irreplaceable laughter. His sunshine illuminated our lives and our hearts will forever miss his warmth, strength, and love.

Dale was preceded in death by mother, May Ling Wong, paternal and maternal grandparents and Uncle Jimmy Joe Estes.

Dale was survived by his father and stepmother, Archie Dale and Mary Estes; his daughters, Cori Anna and Megan Estes; his two grandchildren, River and Journey; a son in-law, Mark Davis; his sister and brother in-law, Terry and Ken Widner; one brother, De Jay White; his nephew, Danny Widner; nieces Tara Young and Amy Pickeral; Michele, the mother of his children, and many more loving relatives. Forever and three days.