Harvey Dale Barbee

August 14, 1940 - January 30, 2015

Harvey Dale Barbee of Plano, Texas passed away January 30, 2015 at the age of 74. He was born August 14, 1940 to Harvey Otis and Elva Mae Barbee in Winters, Texas. Dale grew up in Lawn, Texas. He married Sue in 1964 and they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Dale served his country proudly in the United States Army. After his military service, he became a Dallas Police Officer. He retired after 32 years of dedicated service. He was an avid golfer and was inducted into the Texas Police Federation Hall of Fame for golf.  Dale's greatest love was for his wife, daughters and their husbands, beloved grandchildren and let's not forget his love for country music!

He is survived by his wife, Sue Barbee of Plano, Texas; daughters, Stephanie Simmons and husband Paul of Cleveland, Texas, Shawn Newland and husband Ricci of Austin, Texas, and Sheri Mora and husband Mike of Adams, Tennessee; grandchildren, Ramsey Simmons and wife Jenna, Kadon Simmons, Jewell Simmons, Addison Newland, Lexie Newland, Travis Mora, Grant Mora, Sam Mora; sister, Jeanne Hilliard; brother, Jerry Barbee; in-laws, Tommie and Bobby Jenkins, Cherrie and Richard Cervin, Dee and Meade McClure, and Deanie and Mike Renouf; and a host of nephews, nieces and cousins.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Jewell and Otho Durwood Boaz; brothers, David and Donald; sisters, Judy and  Robbie Faye, and brother-in-laws Donnie and Leon.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas with Chaplain Steve Roland officiating. Interment is to follow the service at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Monday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Assist the Officer Foundation at atodallas.org, Cancer Research Institute at Cancercare.org or cancerresearch.org.

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On behalf of the Chaplains of the Dallas Police Department I wish to convey my condolences to the family of Retired Senior Corporal Harvey Barbee. May the peace and comfort of God surround you and fill your hearts with sweet memories of your life together. Blessings to all of you. Chaplain Al Taylor Dallas Police Department Chaplain Al Taylor, February 24, 2015 So very sorry to hear about Dale. He was always smiling. Such a nice man. You two were such an adorable couple. I'll keep you & your family in my prayers. Judy Whatley, February 3, 2015 Aunt Sue I am so very sorry for your loss. You and all of the family are in my prayers. My dad thought the world of Uncle Dale, and that made us cherish him as well. I cannot tell you how much it meant to all of us when Uncle Dale came to see Dad when he was ill. Then shortly he returned to say goodbye one last time. I was trying to comfort my children who adored their Papaw, and my mother who had just lost her partner in life. Uncle Dale hugged me, held me, and gave me the comfort that I needed. He said it is going to be alright. Even though I had a hard time believing it, he was right. He gave me the strength that I needed to say goodbye to my dad. I love you so much, and am so thankful that you all have been part of our lives. I pray that God will comfort you all. I know that Daddy is smiling, and reunited with his friend. Kathy Goodwin Lay, February 2, 2015 Dear Sue and Family, How very sorry to hear of Dale's passing...my memories of our first meeting you both take me back to the late 1960's when we all lived at the Mandalay Apts on Gaston...even though our paths in life have taken us in different directions, I have gotten updates occasionally from Dee...you will all be in my thoughts and prayers...Love to you all, Mary Ann Mary Ann Johnson, February 1, 2015 Peace Be With You. This is a great loss to all who knew him, and to his family. Uncle Dale was the eptitamy of integrity and authenticity. A role model for myself and my children. I owe a lot to him and my Aunt Sue. And I honor him. He will be missed and never forgotten. Lynette A Ladd, February 1, 2015 Sue, As a young Rookie I met you Guys and always felt that you two were the Match Made in Heaven. I worked with and played softball with Dale at NW. I went to Rookie school with his Brother in law Donnie who talked of Dale before we even graduated from the Academy. So I felt as if I knew him before I even met him.I always liked Dale and respected him. I was a privilege that we both got to work together in Property Recovery,GID during the twilight of our DPD careers. I always counted on Dale and respected his advice, maturity,and expertise when we worked together. I knew I could count on him and that he would never steer us in the wrong direction. May the Good Lord Bless and keep you and your family, and Dales many Friends during this time of Grief and sorrow. John R. Allen,Retired DPD and Retired Alvarado PD, February 1, 2015 Prayers to all the Barbee families. Dales was a great person, friend, and police officer. Always enjoyed being in his presence whether on the links or at work. Was an honor to have known him and he will surly be missed by all who knew him. RIP my friend. Stan Mc Near (DPD ret.), February 1, 2015 There are no words to express the love and gratitude that my son, Darrell, and I have for Dale. Through his loving care and CPR, Dale saved my husband's (Donnie) life in 1976 and gave us twenty more years with him. Both Sue and Dale were always there for me, Darrell and now Meade, anytime we called or were in need. We love you and your beautiful family so very much and Dale you will be missed everyday for the rest of my life. Dee McCarrell/McClure, February 1, 2015 Sue and family = = it is hard for me to express how much Dale meant to Jackie. He was a very special person in Jackie's life. Through that, I had the pleasure of getting to know Dale and you both. I pray they have golf in Heaven because I know where both our husbands are right now. Take care of you and yours during this very sad loss. We were all privileged to know him just as you were privileged to have him as your husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather. Martha Woods, February 1, 2015 I feel the highest honor a law enforcement officer can receive at his passing is the simple statement, "he was a hard working, honest and good cop", and Dale was certainly all of these. I pray Dale's family and friends can find peace and comfort during this time of sadness and sorrow through the blessings of our Lord. Detective (Retired) Roy Hodgens, February 1, 2015