Dale A. Christopher, 64, of Climax Springs, Mo., departed this life on Monday, July 23, 2012, in Climax Springs.

Dale A. Christopher, 64, of Climax Springs, Mo., departed this life on Monday, July 23, 2012, in Climax Springs.

Dale was born Aug. 3, 1947, in Springfield, Mo., the son of Fred and Georganna (Turner) Christopher. Dale served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was united in marriage on Aug. 5,  1967, in Kansas City, Mo., to Janice McKinney and together they had shared the past 44 years until his death. Dale had been employed as a sheet metal worker for Cates Sheet Metal in Kansas City. Among his many talents, Dale constructed four of the homes he and Janice lived and raised their family in. He enjoyed fishing, boating, skiing and riding motorcycles. Dale also enjoyed playing softball and had coached junior high softball in Climax Springs. More than anything, though, Dale loved his famly and loved spending time with them. Dale was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be missed sorely by his family and friends.

Dale is survived by his loving wife, Janice, of the home, one son, David Christopher and wife Christina, of Independence, Mo.; two daughters, Elizabeth Christopher of Independence, Mo., and Lynda Christy Christopher of Climax Springs, Mo.; two brothers, George “Ted” Christopher and wife Charlotte, of Ogden, Utah, and Russell Christopher and wife, Lola, of Lone Jack, Mo.; one sister, Barbara Ploeger and husband, Keith, of Independence, Mo.; three grandchildren, Kellie Christopher, Julia Christopher and McKenna Christopher, along with several other relatives and many friends. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Georganna Christopher.

Funeral services were Friday, July 27, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Mo. Interment will be at 10 a.m., Monday, July 30, 2012, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, Mo., with full military honors.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements: Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Mo.


 

 

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