DALE TOMAS, 67, of Humboldt, IL went to be with the Lord at 10:24 A.M. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at the Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola, IL. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, January 24, 2022, at the Maranatha Baptist Church, 3400 Dewitt Avenue in Mattoon, IL. Pastor Dan Haifley will officiate. Burial will be in the Gwinn Cemetery in rural Oakland, IL.
Dale was born on December 28, 1954, in Dodgeville, WI. He was a son of Kenneth John William and Grace Arlene (Nankey) Tomas. He married Lisa Jean Taylor on April 7, 1979, in Charleston, IL.
Dale is survived by his wife, Lisa; three children, Joshua Tomas and his wife Pamela of Humboldt, IL, Caleb Tomas of Humboldt, IL and Amy Barthelemy and her husband Zach of Peoria, IL; four grandchildren, Taylee and Teagan Barthelemy and Jaxon and Matthew Tomas; two brothers, Mark Tomas of Chetek, WI and Wayne Tomas and his wife Debbie of Avoca, WI, and a sister-in-law, Doris Tomas of Plain, WI
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Daniel Tomas and a sister-in-law, Janet Tomas.
Dale received his bachelor’s degree in seminary studies from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC.
He has been working at Masterbrand in Arthur, IL for over 36 years.
He volunteered as a pastor at the Douglas County Jail for many years. He served as pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church in Arcola for over 10 years.
Dale was a huge Green Bay Packer fan. He enjoyed electric train sets and riding four wheelers. His greatest joy came from being with his family. Especially doing anything that involved his grandchildren; swimming, reading to them or simply just playing on the floor with them; just to name a few, if his grandchildren were involved Dale was all in.
Memorials may be made to Dale's family or the Maranatha Christian Academy in Mattoon, IL.