He was born on July 22, 1950, in Hayti, MO to the late Henry and Jo Ash Dale.
After his graduation from high school, Richard enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, where he earned the rank of Drill Sargent.
Richard retired from Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid, MO.
After his retirement, Richard spent much of his time doing what he loved, wood working and building furniture.
In addition to his mother he is survived by three daughters; Amanda, Michelle and Geri Lynn; one brother, Larry Dale of Sikeston, MO; two sisters, Paula and Lela of Rockford, IL; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and two very special friends Teresa Cantrell and her fiancé’ Ivan Bramlett, who cared for him for many years.
He was preceded in death by his father Henry Dale.
A private family inurnment will be held at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, MO. at a later date.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared at www.nunneleefuneralchapel.com for the Dale family.