Dale Wayne Havniear
Born: 12/22/1954 Died: 01/21/2010 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a
Dale Wayne Havniear, 55, of Medford, Ore., passed away at his home on Jan. 21, 2010.
Dale was born Dec. 22, 1954, in Medford, to Barbara and Floyd Havniear. He was the youngest of three boys. The family moved to Pleasant Hill, Calif., where Dale spent his childhood, growing up playing baseball and football. When he was in his teens, the family moved back to the Medford area where he attended Medford High, graduating class of 1973.
After high school, Dale started a career in fabrication and soon found a life-long passion for racing stockcars. He raced the #65 car at the young age of 19. With the support from his family, friends, and sponsors, Dale successfully won many races with the cars that he built throughout his career. His career in welding and fabricating took him into the boating industry for over 20 years with local business. At the age of 45, Dale changed careers and took a job as the commercial truck salesman for Town and Country Chevrolet.
On Feb. 9, 1980, he married Janice Flannery and together they raised three children, Kendra, Tonya and Matthew. His life was filled with love for his family and friends, racing and building stock cars, hunting, fishing, camping and golfing. He enjoyed cheering on his children, nieces and nephews during their sporting and school events. He was actively involved in supporting our military troops and proud of his son, Matthew, who enlisted in the Marine Corps. His biggest joy was playing with his grandchildren.
Dale was dearly loved and will be incredibly missed by his family and friends. His big hugs, laugh, and the giving heart he showed to everyone will be remembered.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Havniear; daughter Kendra and husband Jonathan Theiring of Ashland; daughter Tonya and husband Nathaniel Staller of Central Point; son Matthew Havniear of the United States Marine Corps; mother Barbara Havniear of Medford; brother Ron and wife Carol Havniear of Gold Hill; brother Larry and wife Lisa Havniear of Redmond; grandsons, Tanner, Colsten and Gavin; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.