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Dale Stanley Smith

October 30, 1921 ~ April 13, 2019 (age 97)
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Dale Stanley Smith, 97 of Husky Drive, Warsaw, Indiana and formerly of Argos, Indiana died on April 13, 2019 at 6:56 a.m. at Season's Home Care, Warsaw, Indiana where he had been in declining health. On October 30, 1921 in Elkhart, Indiana he was born to Ivory Smith and Flossie (Deisch) Smith.

He and his wife moved to the farm on Ironwood Rd., in 1950, having lived in Florida for a short time after the war. On June 29, 1944 in Argos, Indiana he married Mary Rue Golden; she preceded him on January 6, 2001.

Dale retired from Midwest Spring in Mentone, Indiana in 1985.

Dale was a graduate of Argos High School class of 1939. He competed in Track and Field while in High School winning State Honors in Pole Vault. He attended Purdue University for a while then World War II broke out and he answered his call and joined the United States Army Air Corp. 1st Lieutenant Dale Smith was assigned to the 91st Bomb Group, 322nd Squadron, 3rd Air Force. He was a B-17 pilot flying 29 successful missions over Germany. On October 2, 1945 he received his Honorable Discharge.

 

Dale is survived by his Daughters – Shannan Biery and husband Michael of Frisco, Texas; and Judy Hall and husband Lowell of Argos, Indiana

5 Grandchildren – Erica Biery Combe, Alexander Biery, and Nicholas Biery; and Justin Hall and Statia Hall Scaife

2 Great Grandchildren – Ronny and Vincent

Wife – Joy Richards Smith of Port St. Joe, Florida

 

He is preceded in death by his Parents; wife - Mary; and Brother – George Arthur Smith; and Sister – Mary Carmean

Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Monday April 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 5975 19th Rd., Argos, Indiana with Pastor Britt Myers. Burial will follow at the Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Argos, Indiana with the United States Air Force Honor Guard and James Lowell Corey American Legion Post #68, Argos, Indiana conducting Military Honors.

 

 

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