William Dale O’Brien

Funeral services for William Dale O’Brien, 43, Lawrence, KS will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Clinton Cemetery in Clinton, KS. Dale passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Dale was born on December 23, 1978, in Lawrence, KS, the son of Edward and Sandra O’Brien.

Survivors include his parents; grandfather, Walter O’Brien; sisters, Stephanie Wallace (John), Lindsey O’Brien, and Leslie O’Brien; significant other, Rhonda Salvador; ex-wife, Kelly O’Brien; canine companion, Chopper; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill, and Frances Mercer; grandmother, Geraldine O’Brien; and uncle, Mike O’Brien.

Dale attended Lawrence High School and was in the class of ’97. He worked many years as a concrete finisher for Comet Corp, Morgan Concrete, Jayhawk Concrete and Breakers Concrete. Most recently he worked for Standard Beverage Co. He enjoyed fishing, shooting, going to the dog park with his dogs, gambling, and crab legs, driving his Harley and Corvette, and hanging out with friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at 10 am at Warren-McElwain. Internment will follow at Clinton Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to his memorial fund or the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

11 Condolences

  1. Linda James on August 4, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    This is so sad. Dale was really a great guy ,with a heart of gold. He made a few poor choices but don’t we all. RIP my friend. til we meet again. Prayers for you Kelly and the rest of the family

  2. Sarah Omer on August 4, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    I wish I could be there with all of you. Just know my love, thoughts, and prayers are with you all. So sad to lose one so young. ❤️❤️ Aunt Sally

  3. Your cousin, Stacy on August 4, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    Ed and Sandy, please accept my sincere condolences for this terrible loss. May he rest in sweet peace.

  4. Christine McPherson (Crockett) on August 4, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    My condolences to his whole family. He will dearly missed.

  5. Denise Swartz on August 4, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Ed and Sandy I’m still in shock that you have lost Dale. My heart is breaking for you. Lots of hugs and prayers for you and Ed and your family.

  6. Deborah Brown on August 5, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    My family is deeply saddened by Dale’s passing. We are praying for comfort for you family. May he be in a better place.

  7. Troy Cook on August 5, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Deepest condolences for Dale’s family. He was a great person and I’ll miss him.

  8. Kelly Obrien on August 6, 2022 at 10:58 am

    Dale!!!!! I loved you so much!!! My heart is forever broken!

  9. Ryan McPhail on August 6, 2022 at 11:29 am

    I always enjoyed talking to Dale anytime I ran into him, I have some great memories with Dale over the years that will stick with me forever. He will be missed. Prayers for his family and Kelly. I know he meant the world to you all.

  10. Kay Means on August 8, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Loved you Dale, you were a great nephew. Rest in Peace! You will always be missed. All our hearts are broken!!

  11. Jon Bierig on August 10, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    Dale,I’ve known you for 10yrs. You always had a smile and a handshake. This breaks my heart. I know your looking down on us with that great smile. Ride in Heaven my brother

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