Dallas Madison Villines, 83, born Oct. 16, 1923 in Birmingham, died Friday, June 8, 2007 at his home in Fairhope.

A graduate of Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tenn., and a University of Alabama Phi Gamma Delta and School of Engineering graduate, he was a retired professional engineer, and exuberant Alabama football fan.

He was a World War II veteran who served with the 6860th Headquarters Detachment, Intelligence Assault Force in the European Theatre of Operations, where as a non-commissioned officer he drafted maps of towns and compiled aerial photographs giving particular locations of value to the Army intelligence in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns.

He was an avid sailor who learned to sail as a boy at Gulf Coast Military Academy in Biloxi. He enjoyed yacht racing, cruising, participating in the Dauphin Island Sailboat Race, and serving as Commodore of Lake Logan Martin’s Pine Harbor Yacht Club. A tennis enthusiast also, he was a founding Board member of the Mountain Brook Swim & Tennis Club.

He was a lifelong member of the Cathedral Church of the Advent and had served on its Vestry. He was devoted to his family and friends and always had a story to share. He was greatly loved, and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Page Nevins Villines; daughter Page Villines Edward Lee Jr.) Robinson; four grandchildren, Lindsay, Christopher Lee, Ginny and Sean Robinson, all of Fairhope; many nieces and nephews in the Birmingham area.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14 in the Rector’s Garden of the Cathedral Church of the Advent (entrance on 20th Street) in Birmingham with the the Rev. Canon Joseph P. Warren officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather prior to the service in the Advent Living Room.

Funeral arrangements are by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., Fairhope.