The son of Robert and Effie Hall, Dale was born in Cloverport, Kentucky. He joined the Navy at 17, became an Aviation Electrician and completed several tours on the Bon Homme Richard and the USS Lexington. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy (Attack Squadron 216) in 1962 and married Maxine and they lived in San Anselmo, California before moving to Sebastopol, California where he has been a resident for 47 years. As a Master Electrician he worked in the electrical field for over 60 years. A hard worker, Dale had the soul of a cowboy, he was big-hearted and generous, and loved to play Marty Robbins songs on his guitar. He loved cars and owned 28 during the course of his lifetime. He was so proud of his grandchildren and talked about them often. He loved a good party and had a fabulous time celebrating at their 50th anniversary with his wife Maxine. Dale passed away peacefully on Friday, December 6th far too soon. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Maxine, his daughter and her husband, Stan and Cynthia Dettner of Elk Grove, and his daughter and her husband, Todd and Laura Grodrian of Santa Rosa. He was predeceased by his sister, Ruby, and is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Annis Hall; his youngest brother, Marvin Hall and his dear cousin and wife, Paul and Zelma Cundiff, Jr.; his beloved grandchildren Stas, Olivia, Claire and Alec. He leaves behind many cousins, nieces and nephews, extended family, as well as dear friends. You all brought him great joy. Happy Trails to you, until we meet again... Funeral Services will be held Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM at PLEASANT HILLS MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY, 1700 Pleasant Hill Road, Sebastopol. Online condolences may be made at pleasanthillsmemorialpark.com (707) 823-5042
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Pleasant Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary - Sebastopol
1700 Pleasant Hill Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Published Online in the Press Democrat from Dec. 10 to Dec. 12, 2013