CHESTERVILLE — Dale S. Evans, 93, of Chesterville, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his family. Dale was born July 11, 1923, in Morrow County, in the same house where he died.
He graduated from Chesterville High School and Franklin University in Columbus. He was employed for 42 years by Boeing at their Rockwell International facility in Columbus. He also owned and operated Evans Refrigeration serving central Ohio for 50 years. During World War II, Dale served in the United States Navy in the South Pacific aboard the USS LCI 870 and the USS Halfmoon AVP-26 and earned the Asiatic Pacific Campaign ribbon with bronze star; the American Area Ribbon and the Victory Medal.
Dale was a member of the Chesterville United Methodist Church, Thrall Masonic Lodge in Fredericktown and was a former member of Ann Hill Chapter, Order of Eastern Star in Fredericktown.
Surviving are his son, Dean (Heather) Evans of Fredericktown; grandchildren, Amber Evans Wiggins (Reise), Taylor Evans, Lauren Snyder and Justin Snyder; and great grandson, Cooper Wiggins and his brother, Keith Evans.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ruth (Gompf) Evans; his wife, Byrdella (Swank) Evans on Dec. 14 of this year; and his brother, Gerald Evans.
Friends may call Monday, from 4-6 p.m., at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 E. College St., Fredericktown. Thrall Masonic Lodge will hold memorial services following the calling hours. A funeral service, celebrating the life of Dale S. Evans will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Dan Wilson and Pastor Jeanne Winter officiating. Burial with military honors by VFW Post 8054 and AMVETS Post 87 honor guards of Mount Gilead will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville. Following the burial everyone is invited to the Chesterville United Methodist Church for a time of food and fellowship.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Morrow County Hospice or the Morrow County Veterans Association.
To leave an online condolence or share a memory of Dale, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes. com.
The Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Dale S. Evans.