Dale Huckabee received his Journeyman Smith rank in 2003. He attended the Atlanta Blade Show regularly. Dale was of great support to the bladesmith world, especially his involvement with the Batson Blade Symposium, always a great help, always a great attitude and an excellent bladesmith, he will be sorely missed.

Franklin Dale Huckabee of Maylene entered his heavenly home on June 19, 2022 at the age of 68. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Charles Franklin Huckabee and Mrs. Virginia Louise McClendon Huckabee. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary Ann Headley Huckabee.

Dale grew up in Maylene, Alabama and was a 1972 graduate of Thompson High School. Dale graduated from The University of Alabama Law Enforcement Academy in Tuscaloosa, on April 12, 1979. He worked for Helena Police Department for 10 years. He retired from Shelby County 911 Communication in
2015 with 25 years of service.

Dale was a member of Ryan Baptist Church for over 60 years. Dale’s funeral service will be held at Ryan Baptist Church, Montevallo, Alabama on Friday, June 24, 2022. Visitation will be at 2:00 PM followed by the service at 2:30 PM in the sanctuary. A brief graveside service will follow at Ryan’s Cemetery and will be officiated by his pastor, Dr. Reece B. Sherman.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be mailed to Ryan Baptist Church at 254 Highway 260 Maylene, Alabama 35114.