Dale was born on November 19, 1938, to Elmer and Alice Edwards in Floydada, Texas. On August 30, 1984, Dale married the love of his life, Patricia Berry in Wolfforth, Texas. Right out of high school he worked as a cowboy at the McNeill Ranch. He then moved to Lubbock from Spur, Texas, and worked at Milam’s Toyland, Lubbock Manufacturing, and finally as an Ag mechanic working on tractors, strippers, and all other types of farm machinery. He was a charter member of the Woodrow Volunteer Fire Department and served as the chairman of the board for many years. He loved to dance and for many years square danced with the Hub City Wheelers. He loved animals and especially horses. He was an outdoorsman loving fishing, hunting, and camping. He went on yearly trips to New Mexico and Colorado for deer and elk hunts.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Berry Cole Edwards; their children, Annette Edwards, Scotty Cole and wife, Christine; Matthew Cole; grandchildren, Justin Edwards, Bo Black, Clayton Cole, Sean Orr, Tosha Edwards, Jaci Black, Kayla Johnson, Amanda, Courtney, and Hannah Cole; and Suvanah Orr; 7 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and sister, Lynn Lamb.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer “Cotton” and Alice Pearl Edwards; son, Wesley Brian Edwards; siblings, Barbara Billings and Ross Bateman Edwards.