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Dr. F. J. Dallal D.C., Ph.C was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at the blessed age of 89. He passed away peaceful. He was known by many as Doc, Francis, Francois, Gido, Uncle Doc and Daddy. He was born in Valentine, Nebraska on April 19, 1924. He was a Chiropractor for 64 years who dedicated his life to unselfishly serve and heal his patients, family and all those around him. He graduated from Harlingen High School in 1942, soon after moved to San Antonio, Texas to study Radar. In 1942 he enlisted in the US Army and due to his Radar studies, he was sent to Camp Kohler Signal Corp Academy in San Francisco, CA. He served in the US Army from October 1942 to the end of World War II in December 1945 at a rank of a T4. He served in Europe in the 142nd Signal Corp under the command of Major Commander Stuart, a part of the General Bradley's 2nd Armored Division known as "Hell on Wheels". Campaigns included going into Berlin, Germany and all surrounding areas. Upon Honorable discharge from the Army after the war was over, he returned to Harlingen Texas where he worked at the Harlingen Military Commissary then transferred to the Military Commissary in San Antonio. On August 20, 1946 he married Evelyn Farage in her hometown of Grand Rapids Michigan. He went to Texas Chiropractic College in San Antonio to pursue his passion of Chiropractic. As a young teenager he experienced the true science of Chiropractic from his brother in law, Dr. Andrus that saved his life. In 1948 he proudly received his Doctor of Chiropractic and Ph.C degree and began his practice in San Antonio, Texas. In 1949 he moved his loving wife Evelyn & son Frank to a small community of Castroville, Texas (13 miles west of San Antonio). In 1960, he became a Cosmetologist and worked in Evelyn's Beauty salon, "My Beauty Shop" next door to his Chiropractic office and worked his appointments around his office practice. He was a licensed Cosmetologist instructor as well as a Platform Artist at Beauty Conventions in San Antonio and New York. He took over the practice for a former Chiropractor colleague in Houston, Texas, which required him to travel to Houston weekly for 20 years, while retaining his practice in Castroville Texas. Doc was awarded the "Texas Chiropractic College Golden Award" for his Fifty Years of dedicated service. Doc was an active member of the Castroville Chamber of Commerce & St. Louis Church. He dedicated his time to share his years of research in the science of Chiropractic with students at the Medina Valley career days and to students at Texas Chiropractic College. As well, as he had a passion to teach, so he personally invested in Interns from Texas Chiropractic College and Parker University School of Chiropractic. He taught several Chiropractors the non-force technique of DNFT. He did research in Chiropractic DNFT for 30 years under Dr. Van Rumpt D.C., Ph.C and an elite group of United States Chiropractors. Dr. F. J. Dallal continued to serve patients at his office as well as making house calls for 64 years, retiring in March 31, 2012. Doc was predeceased by his sons Richard & Steven Dallal, loving wife Evelyn Dallal of 45yrs, his 2 brothers & 6 sisters, daughter in-law Samye Dallal. He is survived by sons Frank Dallal, Joseph Dallal & wife Carmen Edgerly-Dallal, daughter Gina Dallal Sherland, Grandchildren; Chris Dallal, David & wife Sharon Dallal, Jessica & husband Michael McCall, Brittany Edgerly- Dallal, Brianna Edgerly- Dallal, Mikaella Edgerly-Dallal, Great Grandchildren; David Dallal Jr., Meredith McCall & Cadence Dallal; brother in-law Anthony Farage; nephews, nieces & cousins from the families of Dallal, John, Leon, Pagonis, Bernatek, Ecklund, Farage, along with many loving friends.
The Memorial Service will be on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. at Mission Park Funeral Chapel North. In keeping with his wishes, Doc asked in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parker University School of Chiropractic at https://www.parker.edu/
12884937456 in memory of Dr. F.J. Dallal D.C., Ph.C. for research or scholarship. You are invited to sign the guestbook and share memoir at www.MissionParks.com.
Mission Park Funeral Chapel - North
3401 Cherryridge San Antonio, TX 78230
Published in Express-News on Jan. 15, 2014