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Dale William Jones


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Dale William Jones Obituary
Sept. 25, 1944 - Jan. 4, 2018 Woodland Dale William Jones, 73, passed away after a short illness, on Jan. 4. Dale was born in Woodland, on Sept. 25, 1944 to William and Helen Jones. He attended Woodland High School, graduating with the class of 1962. As an adult, Dale resided in Sacramento and worked at McClellan Air Force Base as a hydraulic mechanic, retiring after 35 years. Dale's passion was racing, in particular, sand drags. He loved and followed the NHRA circuit and, in fact, made racing a second career. Known as "Lerch" (for his grand stature), Dale became a local celebrity, announcing hundreds of races throughout California. He was greatly missed by the racing community when he retired the microphone to travel, camp, fish and spend time with his beloved grandson, Dustin. Dale is survived by his only child, Julie Jones-Royal; grandson, Dustin Craffey-Royal; sister in law, Wanda Jones, and three nieces, Kim, Debbie and Shelley Jones. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, and older brother, Robert L. Jones. No services are planned.
Published in Daily Democrat on Jan. 26, 2018
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