Richard (Dick) Claude Haile
May 1949 ~ December 2020
Richard was born at Collins Hospital at 11:50p.m. on May 10, 1949 and was the second born of a set of twins, his brother Bill was born first. He attended Denair Unified Schools, graduating from Denair High School in 1967. He attended Modesto Junior College.
Dick started milking cows when he was 12. His favorite cow was #77 who was very gentle and more like a pet. As a young man he liked deer hunting with his father and brothers. Pheasant hunting with family and friends was always a time to trick other hunters. Every summer they would go camping at Clark Fork. He liked to impress the girls by taking them horseback riding.
On August 28, 1970 Dick married Pamela Boyer and they had three sons Reece, Galen (Beth) and Loren. They lived on the dairy until 1987.
He then worked for Casey Concrete from 1987 until the CVC buyout and then he worked for them until 2007.
Dick was a member of Denair Lions Club from 1987-1993 and parked cars at the fair. He was a Boy Scout leader when his boys were in the scouts.
In 2005 he earned his contractor’s license, bought his backhoe and started the family business, Haile’s Septic Service.
Dick lived in Snelling, CA for 10 years before moving back to Turlock in 2013 and then Denair in 2016 where lived until his passing.
Dick is survived by wife Pam, and sons Reece, Galen and Loren; seven grandchildren Elle and Ty; Bailey and Hayden; Daphne, Piper and Cartlynd; 19 nieces and nephews, and several grandnieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Merval and Ella Belle Thomason Haile; sister Barbara Jones; brother William (Bill) Haile and niece Denise Haile Lara.
Public Visitation from 4pm – 6pm on Wednesday, January 13, 2020 at Allen Mortuary. Funeral for family 10am on Thursday, January 14, 2020 at Allen Mortuary with a public graveside to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.