Edward P. Dale
Edward P. Dale, 91, of Wilmington, N.C., died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at his home.
Mr. Dale was born on Oct. 8, 1927, in Malvern, Ark., the son of George P. Dale and Bernice Silvers Dale.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from the National Security Agency after 38 years.
Before his retirement, he helped develop The Boys Club in Beltsville, Md., and they participated in The Boys Club World Championship.
He was known for his fairness and concern for other people, especially ensuring all players received equal playing time on the field regardless of their ability.
Mr. Dale was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Southport and a member of Sea Notes Choral Society.
In 1995, he received an award which read: Certificate of Appreciation, to Edward Dale, in appreciation for devoted and invaluable services for 50 years of service as the longest presiding senior class president in the history of Dongola High School for the years of 1945-1995. The class of 1945.
Mr. Dale was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Benjamin Edward Vassiliev; a son-in-law, Stephen Dale Early; and his siblings, Guy J. Dale, the Rev. Alonzo Dale, Barbara Downing and Lois Hunley.
Survivors include his wife Dona Williams Dale of Wilmington; a son, Michael Stephen Dale and wife Mary Hallama Dale of Orange City, Fla.; daughters Cheryl Elaine Dale and husband Richard Crickenberger of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Karen Dale-Barrett and husband Scott Barrett of Woodsboro, Md., and Sandra Dale Early of Boiling Spring Lakes; a special “son,” the Rev. James C. Sheldon and wife Jean Sheldon of New Jersey; a sister, Rita Frances Dale: a sister-in-law, Joanne Bond Dale; grandchildren Jason Hallama and wife Sandy, Christopher Dale and wife Sarah, Patrick Dale and wife Amy, Amy Oeth and husband Luke, Benjamin Crickenberger and wife Kristin, Cameron Crickenberger and wife Julia, Leslie Barrett Flanagan and husband Jason, Eric Vassiliev, Dale Sheldon and wife Janet, and John Sheldon and wife Brianna; great-grandchildren Jeffrey, Abigail, Aaron, Austin, Christopher, Avery, Brielle, Kaitlyn, Eddie, Harper Mae, Charis, Gaige, Allura, and Jameson; and extended family.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Southport, N.C. Burial was in George Washington Cemetery in Adelphi, Md.
Online condolences can be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.
Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service in Southport, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.