Delbert H. Dale, 79, of McLeansboro, died at 12:46 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He had been a tool pusher and worked as an oil producer. Mr. Dale was born March 16, 1935, the son of Scott and Leona (Ayers) Dale in Norris City. Delbert loved fishing and horse racing. He was Baptist by faith. He married Mary Juanita Moore on February 8, 1959, and she survives. Survivors include his wife, Mary Juanita Dale of McLeansboro; two sons, Delbert Gene Dale and wife Crystal of Sugarloaf, PA and Oscar Dale of Mt. Vernon, IL; a daughter, Deborah Dale McLeansboro; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother. Funeral services for Delbert H. Dale were held Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. Burial in the Old Springer Cemetery at Blairsville. Harre Funeral Home of McLeansboro was in charge of all arrangements.
Published on  July 16, 2014