Dale Spoonmore,78, of Owensburg, lost a hard fought battle with cancer and passed away at home with family present at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009.
Born Aug. 31, 1931 in Avoca, he was the son of Elza and Ona (Harp) Spoonmore.
He was a retired carpenter foreman for J.L. Wilson and Weddle Brothers Construction. He was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church, the Bloomfield American Legion where he served on the Honor Guard, Worthington VFW, Past Patron of the Solsberry Order of Eastern Star, past Master of the Solsberry Masonic Lodge, Terre Haute Scottish Rite, Terre Haute Zorah Shrine, Greene County Shrine Club, Greene County F.O.P., Charter member of the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department, Former deputy sheriff and reserve officer in Greene County and was active in the Horseshoe club. Dale was an outstanding basketball player and played on the varsity all four years at Needmore High School. He enjoyed working on and collecting classic cars and loved to travel. He served his country in the 1st Calvary in the United States Army in the Korean War. Dale was a proud father and grandfather and took great pride in their accomplishments.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Beverly (Chesnut) Spoonmore whom he married on Aug. 28, 1954; one daughter, Dawnee` Small (Lee) of Newberry; grandchildren, Scott Small and Lori Beth Hudson (Brandt); great-grandchildren, Katie Small, Ashley Small, Jared Small, Julie Hudson, Gracie Hudson, Brady Hudson and Zachary Dale Hudson; his aunt, Dorothy Hostetter of Worthington; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and one brother, Garold Spoonmore of Avoca.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Cecil Spoonmore.
Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009 at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with Rev. Arlen Pope and Rev. Kenny Adams officiating. Interment will be in Owensburg Cemetery. Solsberry Order of Eastern Star services will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home and Solsberry Masonic Lodge services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Bloomfield American Legion Post 196 will conduct military services.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the hour of service Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.