Richard (Dick) Claude Haile

Richard (Dick) Claude Haile

May 1949 ~ December 2020

Richard was born at Collins Hospital at 11:50p.m. on May 10, 1949 and was the second born of a set of twins, his brother Bill was born first.  He attended Denair Unified Schools, graduating from Denair High School in 1967.  He attended Modesto Junior College.

Dick started milking cows when he was 12.  His favorite cow was #77 who was very gentle and more like a pet.  As a young man he liked deer hunting with his father and brothers.  Pheasant hunting with family and friends was always a time to trick other hunters. Every summer they would go camping at Clark Fork.  He liked to impress the girls by taking them horseback riding.

On August 28, 1970 Dick married Pamela Boyer and they had three sons Reece, Galen (Beth) and Loren. They lived on the dairy until 1987.

He then worked for Casey Concrete from 1987 until the CVC buyout and then he worked for them until 2007.

Dick was a member of Denair Lions Club from 1987-1993 and parked cars at the fair.  He was a Boy Scout leader when his boys were in the scouts.

In 2005 he earned his contractor’s license, bought his backhoe and started the family business, Haile’s Septic Service.

Dick lived in Snelling, CA for 10 years before moving back to Turlock in 2013 and then Denair in 2016 where lived until his passing.

Dick is survived by wife Pam, and sons Reece, Galen and Loren; seven grandchildren Elle and Ty; Bailey and Hayden; Daphne, Piper and Cartlynd; 19 nieces and nephews, and several grandnieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Merval and Ella Belle Thomason Haile; sister Barbara Jones; brother William (Bill) Haile and niece Denise Haile Lara.

Public Visitation from 4pm – 6pm on Wednesday, January 13, 2020 at Allen Mortuary.  Funeral for family 10am on Thursday, January 14, 2020 at Allen Mortuary with a public graveside to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.

Please call Allen Mortuary (209) 634-5829 for a broadcast invitation of the Chapel Services.


  • SUSAN QUIGLEY December 30, 2020 11:10 pm

    Special person! I have know Dick since 4th grade and always a kind person! He will be missed!!! My best to Pam and the boys. Thinking of all of you. ❤️

  • Randa Williams January 1, 2021 7:31 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Praying for you.

  • Randa Williams January 1, 2021 7:34 pm

    My sincere condolences to you and your family Pam. And continuing to pray for you.

  • Mike Bronner January 4, 2021 1:21 am

    Ole Hairy Legs, (Dicky) was one of my best friends, he and his brother Billy, our entire lives. We grew up across Keyes Road from each other on separate dairies. Eighteen years of mischief and then a lifetime of friendship. We will always be friends, forever. We used to cut the heads off Cocks, (Rooster pheasants) and then stick a piece of wire up their necks and put them next to a bush, with tail feathers sticking out along Keyes road, then hide and watch hunters go crazy and slam the breaks on, guys jumping out the car and shooting at them. We laughed like crazy, it was fun I will never forget……

    I will never forget the day I left for Vietnam. I was looking out the back window of the car as my parents drove away from our home on Keyes road and there stood, Hairy Legs and Turk watching me leave and waving at me. A year later as we approached our home after I was picked up on my return from Nam, the first thing I saw was Dicky and Billy standing on the front lawn waiting for me to return. Only a friend like those guys would stand there a whole year and wait for me. 🙂 They accepted the guy that looked like the guy that left a year earlier, even though that guy never came home. Not sure where he went but I have been playing his part ever since.

    My two best buds are gone now. I imagine they will be waiting for me to join them in the future. I hope so. We need another campfire talk…….

    I am sorry Pam, Loren, Reese, and Galen…..all the Haile’s, you lost a good guy, we all did…..RIP Hairy Legs, I will miss you. Until we meet again. Mike B (Peckerhead)

  • Marsha Barkhousen January 5, 2021 2:27 am

    Sorry for your loss Blessing to u and the Haile Family Lee and Marsha (other Pams cousin) Barkhousen

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