FREDERICKTOWN — Dale L. Braddock, 89, of Fredericktown, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. He was born on Jan. 23, 1927, in Fredericktown, the son of Sterling and Edna (Baker) Braddock and was a lifetime resident. Dale was a 1945 graduate of Fredericktown High School and played semi-pro basketball for a short time.

Dale was co-owner of the Foote Elevator in Fredericktown. It wasn’t until last year that Dale was unable to work on the family farm that he successfully operated for over 67 years. He was a faithful and active member of Christ the King Community Church, Wayne Grange, former Wayne Township Trustee for over 16 years and served on the Knox County Soil and Water Board.

Dale like to camp, hunt, fish and golf. He was a member of the Fredericktown Merchants golf league and enjoyed wintering in Florida with friends. Dale will be sadly missed by many.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Gadd) Braddock; two sons, James (Susan) Braddock of Fredericktown and Gary (Kathy) Braddock of Fredericktown; a daughter, Diana Everett of Fredericktown; seven grandchildren, John (Gayle) Dowalter, Jim (Holly) Everett, Casey (Scott) Boyce, Christopher Braddock, Nicole (Matt) Bromley, Amber (Trenton Godar) Braddock and Garrett (Brittany Geffken) Braddock; 11 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Dave Dalrymple and Charlie Everett.

Besides his parents Dale was preceded in death by six brothers, Wendell, Raymond, Dalton, William, Doyle and Gordon Braddock.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, at 2 p.m., at Christ the King Community Church, 15598 McClelland Road, Fredericktown. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Mr. Gary Braddock and Rev. Lucian Baker will be officiating. Burial will follow in Wayne Cemetery. The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Dale L. Braddock.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredericktown FFA Farmers and Merchants Award Fund, 111 Stadium Drive, Fredericktown, OH 43019; or Christ the King Community Church.

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