Dale was born Jan. 13, 1930 in Bloomington. He was the son of Louie William and Clarabell Stancombe Jones; Dale married Carolyn Rader on Sept. 20, 1953.
He is survived by his wife and four children: Susan (Bill) Ahlfeld Fort Branch, Ind., Pamela (Mark) Barber, Washington, Mark (Jana) Jones, Peru, and Patrick (Heather) Jones, Germantown Hills, Ill.; grandchildren, Amanda (Eric) Hannah, Washington, Mitchell (Jacqueline) Barber, Washington, Eric (Stacia) Ahlfeld, Haubstadt, Ind., Jennifer Ahlfeld, Los Angeles, Calif., Kylee (Tim) Schriver, Fort Campbell, Ky., Andrew Jones, Brandi Jones of Peru, Clayton Jones, Cameron Jones and Carson Jones of Germantown Hills, Ill.; great grandchildren, Anna Barber, Owen Barber, Alexander Hannah, Brent Barber and Blake Barber all of Washington, and Isaac Ahlfeld of Haubstadt, Ind.
He is survived by his siblings, Betty Ranard, Princeton, Joseph (Wanda) Jones, Bloomington, Don (Sharon) Jones, Linton, Marilyn (Dave) Bastean, Florissant, Mo.; as well as sister-in-law Marilyn Sharr, Bloomfield, and Sharon Jones, Seymour.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Billy Dale, and siblings Clyde Franklin Jones, Mary Alice Jones, Jerry Jones, Larry (Sharon) Jones and a granddaughter, Jaclyn Jones.
Dale graduated in 1947 from Marco High School located in Marco. He was involved in the trucking industry virtually his entire career, eventually retiring from Jefferson Trucking Company after 23 years as terminal manager in Shoals.
He served as a proud Marine in the First Marine Division during the Korean War 1951-53. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Washington and a long-time supporter of the Washington Carnegie Public Library. He was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing, and his family. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought great joy to his life.
Service will be 11 a.m., Monday, April 16 at Gill Chapel with the Rev. Lennie Lawrence officiating with burial following at Marco Cemetery in Marco. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m., Sunday, April 15 and also 9 a.m. to service time Monday.
Memorials may be made to the Christ United Methodist Church or the Charity of your choice.
Condolences may be made to the family online at: www.gillsince1872.com .