January 03, 2019

NIXA- A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cassidy United Methodist Church in Nixa for Jerry Robert Dale, 83, Nixa, who died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m.

The church is located at 5151 Fremont Rd., Nixa.

Cremation is under the care of Holden Cremation and Funeral Service in Sparta.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Dale, of the home; three children, Roy Dale, Lamar, Marcie DeWildt and husband John, Michigan and Chris Dale and wife Jennifer, Nixa; grandchildren, Aaron Jones and wife Becky and Madeline and Seth Dale and two great-grandchildren, Alden and Evan Jones.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Dale.

Mr. Dale was born Aug. 29, 1935, in Lamar, to Jesse and Edna (Robinson) Dale. He grew up and attended school in Lamar. He was a member of the National Guard for over 30 years.

During his working years he worked as a meat cutter and also ran a cattle farm, where he remained constantly busy. He had many friends and enjoyed spending time visiting with everyone. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather and is still greatly valued by his entire family.

He was a Free Mason and along with his wife attended Cassidy United Methodist Church in Nixa.

He married Helen Patterson on Aug. 7, 1954.