David Lee Dale, age 75 of Darlington, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Crawfordsville on December 8, 1944 to the late Albert “Ab” Leroy & Agnes “Aggie” (Loudermill) Dale.
Dave graduated from Darlington High School and proudly served his country in the United States National Guard. On October 21, 1989 he married Linda Runion, who survives. Throughout the years he worked at many factories and worked as a custodian at Tuttle Middle School and Sugar Creek Elementary School. He loved Nascar, his favorite driver being Richard Petty. He enjoyed watching football, going fishing and camping, loved his animals, was very patriotic, and loved watching westerns and was a fan of John Wayne.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Linda of Darlington; six children, Tracy (Tom) Crane of Crawfordsville, Ricky (Karen) Dale of Crawfordsville, Kandace (Harold) Domineck of Georgia, Danny Douglass of Thorntown, Steven (Michelle) Covault of Crawfordsville, and Richard (Cherish) Covault of New Ross; one brother, Donald (Glenda) Dale of Darlington; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dick Dale; and a great granddaughter, Marley Simms.
Cremation was chosen with a graveside service at Greenlawn Cemetery in Darlington on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 3:00pm with Ron Threlkeld officiating and military honors by the Army National Guard and the Byron Cox Post 72 Honor Guard. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com
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