Miller Sheppard “Shep” Dale, age 88, of Troy passed from this life during the mid-morning hours of Thursday, June 20, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. Born on the 27th day of November 1930 in Irene, Texas he was the son of Clyde and Rose Lee (Sheppard) Dale.
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Shep married Dolores Ellis on July 2, 1960 in Troy at the First Baptist Church. From that time forward Dolores and Shep would walk hand-in-hand together through life building a home and a family that would eventually include 3 sons. Shep made his career out of the United States Air Force and would retire as a Senior Master Sergeant. He was a member of the Lakeview Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Rose Lee and his sisters Freda McGaha.
Shep leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife Dolores Dale and 3 sons Greg Dale and wife Cammie of Durham, NC, Mike Dale of Kona, HI, and Chris Dale of Big Lake, AK. He also leaves behind his 7 grandchildren Abbey, Graham, Jacob, Luke, Dustin, Ryker Dale and Sabrina Armentrout, 2 great-grandchildren, his sister Wynell Thomerson of Corsicana and several nieces and nephews.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Hewett-Arney Funeral Home of Temple is entrusted with the arrangements.