|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1924|
|Death: ||Nov. 30, 2011|
Dale, 87, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Wednesday, at the Prestige Centre.
Funeral services for Dale were held at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Saturday, December 3 with Rev. David Price and Rev. Randall Roose officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Woodland Hospice and the Isabella County Commission on Aging.
Dale was the son of Glenn and Bertha (Thorpe) Smalley. Dale served in the United States Army and was awarded the Purple Heart. Following his service in the military, Dale worked for Dow Chemical as a machinist for over 30 years, retiring in 1986.
He married Donna M. Bissell on February 22, 1989. Dale was a member of the American Legion, New Life Christian Fellowship and attended the Weidman United Methodist Church. Dale enjoying doing carpentry and building houses.
Dale is survived by his wife, Donna; children, Vonda (Robert) Ruth of Clarkston, Jo Etta (Terry) Ervin of Mt. Pleasant, Dennis (Susette) Smalley of Grand Rapids, Valerie (Rolf) Johnson of Aberdeen, SD, and step-son Robert Bissell of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren, Tracey McCaghy, Ryan Ervin, Jason, Melissa and Janelle Ruth, Elise, Linnae and Brett Smalley, Bruce, Eva and Sara Johnson, step-grandchildren, Steven and Brandon Bissell; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Kyle McCaghy, Jonah and Francesca Ervin, Ella Ruth, and step-great-grandchilren, McKenzie and Ian Bissell; brothers, Milan Smalley of Shepherd, Duane (Bobbi) Smalley of Alma, and Clarence (Theo) Smalley of Mt. Pleasant; and sisters, Donna Mae Jaksa of Flint, Anne Belle (Raymond) Recker of Mt. Pleasant, and Mary Alice (Dale) Todd of Middleton.
Dale was preceded in death by his first wife, Eva Smalley in 1986; grandson James Dale Ervin; and brothers, John, Earl and Harold Smalley.
Eva Smalley (1926 - 1986)*
Salt River Cemetery
Created by: Theron & Helen Smith
Record added: Dec 01, 2011
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