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Mr. Joe Dale Jr., 75, of 2209 Buck Mountain Road, Purlear, N.C., died Sunday evening, Dec. 19, 2004, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 22, 1929 in Burke County, a son of the late Joseph F. Dale, Sr. and Bessie Denton Dale.
Mr. Dale was a member of Boone United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Pat Dale; three daughters, Jo Carol Steele and husband, Jim, of Rock Hill, S.C., Tommie Armstrong and husband, Alen, of Pasadena, Calif., and Dusty Dale of Charlotte; one step-daughter, Pam Martin of Enola, Pa.; one step-son, George Foster Martin and wife, Cathy, of Purlear; one granddaughter, Heather Steele; and one grandson, Jamie Steele, both of Rock Hill, S.C.; and one brother, James Dale and wife, Brenda, of North Wilkesboro.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Joseph F. Dale, Sr. and Bessie Denton Dale; and one brother, Donald Dale.
Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at Boone United Methodist Church with Dr. F. Ron Smith and Dr. George Naff officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Boone United Methodist Church, 471 New Market Blvd., Boone, North Carolina 28607.
Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.