Thursday, November 17, 2022.
Beloved husband of the late Shirley Ferrington (nee Huttrop); loving father of Diane (Bob) Nichols and David (Cheryl) Ferrington; adoring grandfather of Chris Nichols, Izzy and Emily Ferrington; dear brother of the late Ileath (Carl) Bridges, Gladis “Gale” (Ted) Dubowski, Evelyn (Mel) DuBois and Fay Ferrington. Our dearest brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend to many.
Dale grew up at Tunnel Dam near Camdenton, MO where he attended a one room school house with his sisters. He’s always gone by his middle name as did his twin sister Gale.
Dale joined the Navy and served for 20 years as a cook and butcher. As a young sailor home on leave he met his sister Evelyn’s friend, Shirley. They were married in 1953 in Kirkwood, MO and traveled the world together. They had fond memories of living in Guam. His daughter, Diane was born in Italy and his son, David was born in Texas. Upon retiring from the Navy the family settled down in St. Louis.
Dale then worked for Hunter Packing Company/John Morrell which took them to Memphis, TN and Sioux Falls, SD until he retired in 1988 and moved back to St. Louis.
Dale was a member of Concord Trinity United Methodist Church, the Fleet Reserve Association, VFW and American Legion. He and Shirley delivered meals for Meals on Wheels for over 20 years.
After Shirley’s death in 2016, he moved into senior living and then into memory care in 2019 where he continued telling jokes and stories to everyone he met. His humor and contagious smile will be missed
Funeral at Kutis Affton Chapel 10151 Gravois Rd. 63123 on Monday, November 21 at 9:30 am. Interment at J.B. National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions to Concord Trinity United Methodist Church (5275 Lindbergh Blvd. 63126) appreciated. VISITATION SUNDAY 4-8 PM.