DALE KING, 82, of Arcola, IL passed away at 11:14 A.M. on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Edwards Funeral Home. Rev. Vince Rohn and Rev. Doug Davis will officiate. Burial with military rites conducted by the Arcola American Legion and VFW will be in the Arcola Cemetery.
Dale was born on September 28, 1932 in Newton, IL. He was a son of Delmar and Nola (Worthy) King. He married Fannie R. Sarver on January 16, 1952 in Effingham, IL. She passed away on August 28, 2002. He later married Carla (Moses) Daily on December 20, 2005 in Bogota, IL.
Dale is survived by his wife Carla King of Arcola, IL, one daughter, Glenda Chancellor and her husband Larry of Arcola, IL, one step-son, Brian Daily and his wife Janice of Arthur, IL; six grandchildren, Jennifer Beals and her husband Andy of Mt. Zion, IL, Laura Williams and her husband Blake of Arcola, IL, Bryan Chancellor and his wife Laura of Arcola, IL, Kristen Drake of Arcola, IL Travis Drake and his wife Tiffany of Arcola, IL and Tyler Drake of Arcola, IL; a son-in-law Dennis Drake of Arcola, IL; six great-grandchildren, Brooklynn Drake, Brody and Hunter Drake, Brayden and Wyatt Williams and Ava Jo Chancellor; five step-grandchildren, Matthew Daily and his wife Pam of Decatur, IL, Karen Butterick and her husband Nathan of Tuscola, IL, Steven Daily and his wife Danni of Atwood, IL, Jeremy Daily of Mattoon, IL and Jessica Daily of Nashville, TN; a step-daughter-in-law, Tami Daily of Atwood, IL; eleven step great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eva Kirk and her husband Bill of Republic, MO and Lillie West and her husband Cecil of Yale, IL; one brother, Wayne King of Gays, IL and a sister-in-law, Susie King of Newton, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Fannie, two daughters, Nancy King and Patricia Drake, a step-son, Mark Daily and five brothers, Jess, Elmer, Jack, Jim and Delbert King.
Dale was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for over 25 years. He owned and operated King Excavating for several years.
He was a member of the Arcola Lions Club, and served as an Auxiliary Police Officer for the City of Arcola for several years. He enjoyed his work, tinkering in his shop and spending time with his family.
Memorials may be made to the Arcola Lions Club for Hospital Equipment.