Dale E. Brown, 81, died Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Trinity Manor, Dodge City.
He was born May 8, 1931 at Wichita, the son of Russell and Virginia Brown. A Dodge City resident since 1982, he worked in maintenance at Wal-Mart in Dodge City for 20 plus years. He was a member of Howard Gotschall VFW Post 1714 in Dodge City and enjoyed reading.
He served as a cook in the United States Navy during WWII.
On March 30, 1955 he married Mary Elizabeth Hight at Pratt. She preceded him in death on May 31, 1985. In May 1986, he married Shirley Ann Clare at Dodge City. She preceded him in death on September 17, 2012.
Survivors include: 2 daughters, Terry Jones and husband Marion “K.C.”, Garden City and Michelle Plotner and husband Stanley, Dodge City; a step-son, Don Clare, DodgeCity; 2 brothers, Phillip Brown and Brian Brown both of California; 5 grandchildren,Kenneth Plotner, Thomas Plotner, Corey Keller, Sr., Amanda Alvarado and Jason
Keller; 2 step-grandchildren, Taylor Clare and Brayden Clare; and numerous great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Brown and 2 sisters, Frances Stephens and Laverne Brown.
Funeral Service will be 10:00 am Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City, with Dr. Phil Scott officiating. Friends may call from noon to 8:00 pm Wednesday at Ziegler Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at 1:00 pm Thursday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt.