Dale L. Braddock

January 23, 1927 ‒ January 07, 2017

Fredericktown, Ohio

Dale L. Braddock, age 89, of Fredericktown, Ohio, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 7, 2017. He was born on January 23, 1927 in Fredericktown the son of Sterling and Edna (Baker) Braddock and was a lifetime resident. Dale was a 1945 graduate of Fredericktown High School and played semi-pro basketball for a short time.

Dale was co-owner of the Foote Elevator in Fredericktown. It wasn’t until last year that Dale was unable to work on the family farm that he successfully operated for over 67 years. He was a faithful and active member of Christ the King Community Church, Wayne Grange, former Wayne Township Trustee for over 16 years and served on the Knox County Soil and Water Board.

Dale like to camp, hunt, fish and golf. He was a member of the Fredericktown Merchants golf league and enjoyed wintering in Florida with friends. Dale will be sadly missed by many.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Gadd) Braddock; two sons, James (Susan) Braddock of Fredericktown and Gary (Kathy) Braddock of Fredericktown; a daughter, Diana Everett of Fredericktown; seven grandchildren, John (Gayle) Dowalter, Jim (Holly) Everett, Casey (Scott) Boyce, Christopher Braddock, Nicole (Matt) Bromley, Amber (Trenton Godar) Braddock and Garrett (Brittany Geffken) Braddock; eleven great grandchildren and special friends Dave Dalrymple and Charlie Everett.

Besides his parents Dale was preceded in death by six brothers, Wendell, Raymond, Dalton, William, Doyle and Gordon Braddock.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Christ the King Community Church, 15598 McClelland Road, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Mr. Gary Braddock and Rev. Lucian Baker will be officiating. Burial will follow in Wayne Cemetery. The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Dale L. Braddock.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredericktown FFA Farmers and Merchants Award Fund, 111 Stadium Drive, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 or Christ the King Community Church.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • I have many fond memories of camping trips with Dale and Mary. Dale provided lots of laughter through his mischievous ways. Among the memories are various ornery stunts and capers. The first one that always comes to mind is a picture of Dale sleeping in the bed of a truck and we had his shoes tied together.
    His farming knowledge and work ethic was admirable and a good example for others. For a few years we were neighbors on McClelland Road so evening walks meant frequent short visits when Brian and Lindsy were young.
    Our sympathy to Mary and the family as he will be missed by all.

  • Our deepest and most sincere sympathy to Mary and the entire family for the loss of a great man and pillar of the Fredericktown community. May Dale’s love of family and his faith in the Lord be his legacy and bring comfort to those who mourn for him.

  • To The Family of Dale Braddock,
    My deepest sympathy to each of you. Dale was certainly a pillar of our community. It will leave an empty place in your family but your memories are many and you need to cherish them. May God Bless each of you! Sincerely Vivian Hill

  • Dear Mary, Children, Grandchildren, all who loved him.
    He was a great guy and he will be missed. My love and
    sympathy to all.

  • The Family of Dale: You have our Deepest Sympathy! Dale was a very good man and will be missed!

  • Mary and family members, so sorry for the loss of your loved one.
    You have our deepest sympathy. Many blessings and prayers

  • To Mary and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Dale was a blessing to so many people and will be greatly missed by all.

  • To Mary and the Braddock family. You are in my thoughts and prayers Dale was a very well like man he will be sadly missed by many ! God Bless you all !

  • The Braddock family,

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Dear Mary and Family;
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. Our lives are richer because we knew Dale! We have this great memory of playing dart ball in the Ohio State Grange Dart ball tournament and the “stories” that Dale told on our way to the tournament. We both really enjoyed his sense of humor!! We will miss seeing him feeding the fish in his pond. In your time of sorrow, rest in God’s arms, He will sustain you.

    Lisa and Jim Tharp

  • Mrs. Braddock, Jim & Susie, and all of Dale’s Family:
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy during this time of great sorrow. Dale was a very special man! I throughly enjoyed every time I got to work with him and always appreciated his ever-present smile. May you find comfort and strength from all the thoughts and prayers being sent to you.

    In sincere friendship,
    Tom & Linda Cahill

  • Dear Mary, Diana & Family, Jim & family, and Gary & family. Though our words can do little, we hope our thoughts and prayers will support you at this time. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Sending prayers. With heartfelt condolences,

  • Dear Mary, Diana & Family, Jim & family, and Gary & family. Though our words can do little, we hope our thoughts and prayers will support you at this time. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Sending prayers. With heartfelt condolences, Dick, Edie, & Xavier

  • We are sorry to hear of your loss. Don always enjoyed talking with Dale and we know that he will surely be missed. Our prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May God give you peace as you say goodbye.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. If there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to call. We are here for you. Praise God for your Great Faith, because that is what gets us through our times of loss and the certainty that our loved ones are with their Father in Heaven.

  • So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. He was a great man and friend to the community. He will be sadly missed. God bless you all.

    Tony & Judy DeIuliis
    Mt. Vernon

  • Mary and family,
    You have our deepest sympathy. I remember playing dirtball with Dale – man could he hit 3rd base! He will be missed with fond memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sorry for your loss Gary, we are all thinking of you and your family.

    Deb Chance
    Cowen Truck Line

  • Mary and family,

    So sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. He was always a happy go lucky guy. Enjoyed visiting with him along the way. God be with you and you have our sympathies. Our prayers are with you.

    John $ Diana Benson

  • Mary and Family: So sorry to hear of Dales passing, the community will have a great guy and a friend.Skip and I will miss seeing him and enjoying his company when we went out to eat, we also will miss playing Dartball with him those were good times. If you need anything don’t hesitate to call we are hear for you.
    Skip and Bev.

  • What a guy! He and Carmon had so much fun together. Dale would play jokes on Carmon quite often. I remember one in particular when he got in Carmon’s truck while Carmon was down at the pond. Dale started the truck rolling to the pond and lay down in the seat so Carmon could not see him. Carmon looked up and saw the truck going down the hill and took off chasing it. Then Dale sat up and Carmon saw him. He was quite the jokester.

    Sorry for your loss but we know where he is going and that is a comfort to all of us left here. Prayers for all of you in the days ahead. Luv

  • Dear Mary and Family:
    Dale was an inspiration. He was always so kind and portrayed such strength of character. He will be missed by everyone in our community.
    We were proud to call him a friend. God be with you.

  • With the loss of a man so revered, my own words fail me. But Shakespeare’s are fitting. “Now cracks a noble heart. Goodnight sweet prince…and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”

    Rest in peace, old friend.

  • I pray that in this difficult time, God gives you and your family the strength and courage to bear the loss of your father. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • My sincere sympathy to Mary and all her family in the loss of Dale. May your treasured memories and time ease the present sadness. You are in my prayers as you move through this time of saying farewell to your loved one.

  • Mary and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow.
    Sam, Bunny and Jillian Vance

  • To the family of Dale…you all have our deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Wes and Sue Mortimer

  • Jim, Suzie and family,
    Thinking of you at this time of loss and grief. May your memories keep your Dad always in your heart and mind. Be strong for your Mom to help her through this time. Prayers for the comfort of God’s arms holding you and peace knowing that he is now serving God in person! It has to be a blessing to know that your Dad is in heaven.
    Karen Singrey & Chris Clark

  • To Mary, Diane, Jim, Gary your families with my Heartfelt Sympathy to you all. It’s Never Easy to Let Go and Say A Last Farewell To Someone Who Has Meant Much More Then Any Words can tell..I know I am BLESSED to have known such a Great man, friend to me with wisdom . His kindness will always be remembered. May it bring Comfort and Help Ease Your Sorrow, too. My Warmest Thoughts and Prayers are there with Every One Of You. Wishing You Strength For Today And Comfort In The Days Ahead. Are Shared times, Shared Memories, Shared Joys Will Keep Dale Close to Us. With My Deepest Sympathy. Hugs and Love you, Connie Lee

  • Mary and family,
    So sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies as our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. May you be comforted by God and the outpouring of love surrounding you.
    Brad & Linda
    Matthew 5:4

  • Dear Mary and Family – You’re in our thoughts & prayers. Dale always had a smile on his face. Reflect on the many good memories to help get through your time of adjustment. – Bill & Jan Mast

  • What a great priledge God gave us to have known such an outstanding man. Al loved the times Dale shared with him his stories of mischief. One memory I would like to share. We had ask Dale where we could get some corn. He said he would get it.We came home to find Dale unloading a pickup load of corn in our yard. He looked at us as he went to leave and said ” well you wanted corn” A man of few words but a heart full of action. He will be deeply missed. We love you Mary.
    From your Montana kids

  • Dear Mary and Family, We are sending you all, our deepest sympathy and friendship. We are so sorry about our loss. Dale will not be forgotten by the friends he made over the years. He was a very important person to the Fredericktown community. We are grateful for the short time we got to know you both. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. With a heart full of love and prayers, you have my deepest sympathy.

  • So sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. Wishing the family strength. Sincerely, Cheryl(Black)Morey.

  • Very sorry to learn of Dale’s passing. He will be missed by all who knew him. A loss for the Freddy community.

  • Dear Mary and Family,

    Have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting, and take comfort in the love of friends and family.

    God gave us shoulders for a reason. Lean on us.

  • Wishing you peace to bring comfort,
    courage to face the days ahead,
    and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

  • Dear Mary and family,
    Pray God will give you peace and strength at this time.
    I remember the times Salem had the outings and church at Chet and Florence Simmons pond and the jokes played by Dale, Bill Robinson and Dad. Those are good memories of our families together.

  • To Mary and the entire Braddock family,

    Dave and I wanted to express our deepest sympathy. But knowing that Dale is
    with our Lord and Savior, has to be the best comfort and blessings for all of you.
    Dale’s smile let you know that he loved everyone, his wife, his community, his family and farming. Many prayers and hugs to all of you. God Bless

    Dave and Brenda Barkschat

  • Gary,

    Our sincere sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. God bless you as you celebrate the wonderful life of your father. We will be thinking of you and praying for your peace and comfort in the days to come. We will help you in any way we can.

    Anne and Tim Cowen

  • Mary and Family, So sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and send hugs to you from Florida. Bless you , Ray and Pat

  • The Braddock Family, May your memories of times with this man bring a smile to your face as you travel the road ahead with out him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  • Mary and family:. Sorry to hear about the loss of a special friend. I am sure glad for many happy camping memories including how to hypnotize frogs. Hugs and Prayers to all.