Carol Dean Dale

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Carol Dean Dale

December 16, 1930 - September 04, 2018

Carol Dean Dale, 87, of Neosho, Mo., died on September 4, 2018 while residing at the Season's Care Center, in Kansas City, Mo.
Carol was born December 18, 1930 to Leona and Jesse Dale. He grew up on a farm in rural Newton County along with six brothers and five sisters. He graduated from Neosho High School in 1949, the first of the boys to graduate from high school. He served in the United States Air Force from 1949 to 1952 and was stationed in Germany, France and North Africa.
Carol married Norma Joann Speak on May 28, 1953. They raised three boys, Ron, Don and Ted.
He received his bachelor's degree in sociology from Oklahoma A&M in 1956 and his master's degree in school administration from Oklahoma State University in 1957. Carol was a teacher and later an administrator in the Joplin school district for 15 years before beginning a career in the construction industry. He never truly retired and enjoyed developing, building, selling, and leasing property, building his last rental home at age 84. He loved to travel and traveled extensively both in the U.S. and abroad.
Carol is survived by his wife, Norma, his three boys, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A private funeral service is being held for family members.
Published on September 9, 2018
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Gretchen Turner-Tyree
Sep 11, 2018
My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Mr. Dale was a very decent principal and CUHS was a great place with him and Mr. Spriggs in charge. Memorable days! I wish you all peace and solace in the days ahead.
Deb Eberle Downard
Sep 09, 2018
I have many fond memories of Mr. Dale at North Jr. High. Not only in MO history class but my locker was next to his classroom door, so we had many interesting conversations. He always acted like a tough cookie but seemed really nice underneath. Prayers for the family!