Francis “Dale” Saucier • January 13, 2021

Dale spent his early years after his Military Service as a welder and then as the manager of the Saraland Army Navy store where he worked alongside his late wife Judy. Dale was best known in the community for his lifelong dedication to coaching and as a Band Parent for Satsuma High School.
After the passing of his wife, Dale retired from Springhill Memorial Hospital and moved to Pensacola in 2000 to pursue his lifelong passion for ballroom dancing. After spending a few years competitive dancing, where he won many awards, he met his second love and dance partner, Annie Klipp. Together they spent countless hours dancing, participating in the Senior Follies , the Belles and Beaus and the Over 55 club.
Preceded in death by:
His parents, Brothers Devon (Louise) and Roger (Elaine) , Wife Judy, Daughter Cissy (Robert), Son Rusty (Joann)
Survived by:
Daughter Susan (Dan) , Daughter Amanda (Stephen)
Bobby (Heather), Josh, Christopher Dale (Brooke), Daniel (Becky), Ethan, Stephen, Cody, Jamie( Donnie), Shannon, Tyler (Lafi)
17 great-grandchildren
Our family would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to Miss Annie, her daughters Shirley Whitten (Joe) and Jeanie Clayton (Fred) and the rest of their family for all of the love and kindness they have shown our Dad for the last 18 years.
Our Daddy was truly blessed with a long life full of family. He loved black coffee, shortbread cookies and Alabama football. He was always the kindest, happiest person no matter what was going on. To pay the proper respect to our Daddy, we ask that you be kind to others regardless of your differences, wear a mask to protect others, and dance every opportunity you get. In lieu of a service, due to COVID-19, his daughters will be spreading his ashes in private at his request.

  1. Jeannie Clayton says:

    What a lovely tribute to a wonderful person. It feels like there’s a hole in our family. I am so grateful for the happy life he and Mama shared.

  2. Thomas Klipp says:

    When I met Dale for the first time, I asked him to take care of my mom Annie. I am also grateful for the wonderful they shared together! I will miss him.

  3. Fletcher & Bobbie Kee says:

    So sorry to hear of Dale’s passing, we met Dale
    years ago at the Over 50 Ballroom Dance Club. He was a dear friend and we love him. Bobbie &
    Fletcher Kee.

  4. The Wheelers says:

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss of sweet Mr. Dale, our neighbor. Bless and comfort you all.

    Dave and Liz Wheeler

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