OBITUARY: Nancy Doris Ann Chadick Dale


Nancy Doris Ann Chadick Dale, 72, retired CPA for Deloitte LLP and resident of Columbia, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Maury Regional Medical Center after experiencing severe side effects from cancer medication.

Born September 14, 1950 in Tyler, Texas, Mrs. Dale was the daughter of the late Judge Terrell Claude (T.C.) Chadick and the late Doris Adeline Scruggs Chadick. She was a 1968 graduate of Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas, where she was Valedictorian. She then attended Southwestern at Memphis, now Rhodes College, where she met her husband. She earned a BA from Rhodes College and graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1972. She later completed accounting classes and earned a CPA designation.

Mrs. Dale was a member of First Presbyterian Church, previously serving as Treasurer. She was also a member of the James K. Polk Memorial Association, Columbia Garden Club, and a highly dedicated CASA volunteer. She treasured friendships and activities with her longtime book club and bridge club.

Mrs. Dale was among the nicest and politest ladies you will ever meet. She greatly enjoyed decorating with bunny and bird themes, Christmas decorations regardless of the season, as well as bird watching and collecting seashells. She loved shopping for baby and children’s clothes and spending time with her family, especially her delightful young grandsons.

She will be dearly missed by numerous family and friends.

Survivors include her beloved husband, whom she was married to for 50 wonderful years, William H. Dale, Jr. of Columbia; daughter, Caroline Dale (Christopher) Simpson of Bethesda, Maryland; sister, Susan Chadick (Jerry Miller) of Arlington, Virginia; grandchildren, Tyler Dale Simpson and James Dale Simpson both of Bethesda, Maryland; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins who live across the country.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her aunt and uncle, Rachel and Quentin Scruggs, who were a close and loving part of her life.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, October 10th at 12:00 P.M. at First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Steve Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Sunday, October 9th from 3:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home.

A special thank you is extended to the dedicated and compassionate staff with the Critical Care Unit at Maury Regional Medical Center and especially Andrea Hopwood who provided outstanding care for her in the days leading up to her passing.

The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 2216-7023 or First Presbyterian Church, 801 South High Street, Columbia, TN 38401.

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