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James Dale

October 13, 1946 — August 16, 2021


James Dale

James Michael “Mike” Dale age 74 of Coffeyville passed away on August 16, 2021 at his home.

Mike was born on October 13, 1946 in Joplin, MO to William and Irene (Epperson) Dale. He was raised in Scammon and attended and graduated from South East High School. He continued his education at Pittsburg State University where he studied drafting. After college, he began working for Union Pacific Rail Road which would turn into a 37 year profession retiring in 2008. Mike was united in marriage to the love of his life Barbara Davis on October 26, 1979. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, trains, and watching sports, especially the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Royals. He was a truly dedicated employee that only knew hard work. In his down time he loved cutting up, he was always goofing around with his children and grandchildren. He loved anytime he could spend with his wife and family.

Mike’s memories will live on with his children, Billy Dale and his wife Cindy, James Dale Jr and his wife Jessica, Jenger Byler and her husband Tracy, Kenda Gilman and her husband Steve, his brother Larry Dale and his wife Janet, his sisters; Diane Dale and Anita Smith, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

He now rests with his parents, his wife Barbara, and son Chris Dale.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 2:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. A book signing will be held on Wednesday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Alzheimer’s Association and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To share a memory or to leave a message of condolence, please visit

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Past Services

Book Signing

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

9:00am - 5:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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