OBITUARY

Dale Everett McConnell

September 4, 1948July 21, 2020
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Dale E. McConnell, of Sanford, Florida passed away on July 21, 2020 at his home. He was born on September 4, 1948 in Greene County, Indiana to Kessie and Mildred McConnell. Dale was an incredible father and friend, he was entirely devoted to his family, friends and his work. He was always a hard worker and was known by so many people in town. Everyone will greatly miss his joyful spirit, loving heart and his incredible sense of humor. Whether it was time spent at his towing business over the years or trips down to the Keys, time spent with Dale was always memorable.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters: Brittany Whitmer (Tommy) and Nicole Amberg (Brian); grandchildren, Tenley, Knox and Payton Amberg and River Whitmer; brother: Jim McConnell, as well as numerous other extended family members and friends, including his longtime friend and companion Donna.

He is predeceased by his parents, and sisters, Carol Jean McConnell Kirkman and Mary Katheryn Becker.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Graveside Service with Military Honors

    Monday, July 27, 2020

Memories

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Valerie Harmon

July 29, 2020

I met Dale about 12 years ago through a mutual friend. "George" those two were inseparable. He always was very nice to my family. My daughter is a nurse "Crystal" and she attended to him when he needed assistance. Dale was always a giver. He visited my dad in Lake Tahoe and stayed with him when he went out there for treatment. He will be sorely missed by all of us. Rest In Peace Dale you gave it your all! Sincerely, Valerie Harmon

Janice Erlacher

July 29, 2020

Condolence to the family wonderful person he shell be missed rest peace Dale .

craig cattafi

July 27, 2020

I heard Dales name mentioned from a friend ,telling me he was a good guy.This was 1990.We were in the same industry. Saw his nice equipment rolling around town.I ran into him here and there over the years,We knew a lot of the same people.Fast forward. In 2015 rented a storage yard next to Pauls Towing, another good guy. ,Dale was working in the next huge property on trucks. We started talking, found out we had the same interest. Chatted with him most every day, When your neighbors, you develop a relationship.Daddy Dale was always there for a laugh.advice ,tech support, or can i borrow your...... He always helped me ,and I know many other people got the same treatment,Even though he had his illness I was really impressed how hard he would work. Always smiling and in a positive mood...Truly a special guy. Its with a tear in my eye as I write this. Im really gonna miss him.

Debra Ellen Hartman

July 26, 2020

I first knew Dale when we were in the car business... he did business with us as Mears Motor Leasing and Orlando Auto Sales... later in Sanford I worked with Dale on trying to sell one of his properties as I am a Realtor. Dale was always funny, warm and concerned. I will miss his great humor .

Don FYOCK

July 26, 2020

I met Dale back on his wedding day. He had just been married to Donna and was having his reception at the barn in
Sanford, Fl. He had a gold Monte Carlo who's Air conditioning system had failed at that time. I owned Tropicool , an air conditioning repair facility just across the street. I got his air working for him and over the next 30 years or so we became great friends doing everything from scuba diving to drag racing. I'm sorry to have lost you my friend. I hope to meet up with the new you when my time comes. I'll miss you henry and hope to to see you soon.

Tammy Rush

July 25, 2020

I remember Dale was the first person I ever met that when I asked him for change he took the 100.00 bill ripped it in half and said here you go. I am sure my jaw hit the ground.

Linda Trout

July 25, 2020

My condolences to the family. From a very old friend from Greene County.

Sharon Ramirez

July 25, 2020

Dale was a really fun guy to be around. My brother Chuck Locher loved you and always said you was his father and best Freind. He will mis you very much. I always enjoyed going to a restaurant to eat with him and when the bill came if it was $50.00 he would rip the $100 bill in half and hand her half and then say what are you waiting for. Fun times. Rest In Peace Dale..

Jim Roach

July 24, 2020

I went with Dale on one of his firsts trip to Key West. He had bought a motor home and I wasn't working, he wanted someone to ride along so we left Bloomfield and drove all the way down.
I'll always cherish those memories, like when we took a charter fishing after a night at Sloppy Joes and Dale got sick as a dog, but we caught lots of fish! Years later (95?) my wife and I took our 5yr old grandson to Disney, about the time we got to Orlando our van broke down, I called Dale And he came and got us, loaned us a vehicle so we could go to the park the next day, and had our van fixed by the time we got back.
Dale would do anything for a friend and we've often talked about how we were blessed to have him as a friend.
Rest In Peace Dale you deserve it.
Reverend Jim Roach

Cheryl Causey

July 24, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Been many years since I've seen Dale but was actually telling someone today how I learned about diesels and why I've only owned one was from him.Dale told me back in 1998 about them. He was always kind and helpful and never questioned my interest. Also remember when he had McConnells in Sanford, the" running til it blew a motor " on vehicles that were going for scrap . Would bet on how long it run til it blew up. Good memories.
Again, sorry for your loss.

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