Obituaries: Carl “Chuck” Lee Dalio III

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Carl “Chuck” Lee Dalio III, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away on March 27, 2016 at the age of 66 at his home in Houston, TX surrounded by his devoted family. Born the 7th of July 1949 in Houston to Bettye Louise Dalio and Carl Lee Dalio, Jr., Chuck attended Lee High School and graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in accounting. After college he forged a long and distinguished career in the oil and gas pipeline industry, where he was known as a pioneer and a man of true character. His crowning professional achievement was the founding and building of Pipeline Supply and Service Co., which through Chuck’s hard work and ingenuity became the industry standard for quality and integrity. Chuck cared for the employees of his company like they were family and cherished deep personal relationships with many of them. He was an active member of the pipeline community, holding memberships with the Pipeliners Association of Houston, American Pipeline Contractors Association, and Pipe Line Contractors Association. Chuck was a passionate outdoorsman with a deep love for hunting and fishing. His passion for hunting and fishing was born early through trips around the Texas countryside with his loving grandfather. Chuck enjoyed a variety of outdoor pursuits equally, but there is no more quintessential image of Chuck in the outdoors than his chasing quail through the South Texas brush with Bea, his favorite bird dog. Chuck took great pleasure in sharing the outdoors with friends and family, treasuring the opportunity to share a fishing boat or hunting blind with an old friend, daughter, son-in-law or grandson. Always a leader and creator, he was a founding member of several memorable hunting and fishing camps, including Tilden, Kennedy Ranch, and Menefee. Chuck treasured the game of golf. He loved its traditions of strong principles and camaraderie. Chuck and his wife, Shawn, shared the game together with a group of dear friends. They played all over the world together but were equally happy on their home course, Lakeside Country Club, where Chuck was a member for 30 years. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Carl Lee Dalio III may be directed to Memorial Assistance Ministries, 1625 Blalock Road, Houston, TX 77080; or Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.