Dale S. Evans

July 11, 1923 ‒ December 30, 2016

Chesterville, Ohio

Dale S. Evans, age 93, of Chesterville, died Friday December 30, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his family. Dale was born July 11, 1923 in Morrow County in the same house where he died. He graduated from Chesterville High School and Franklin University in Columbus. He was employed for 42 years by Boeing at their Rockwell International facility in Columbus. He also owned and operated Evans Refrigeration serving central Ohio for 50 years. During World War Two Dale served in the United States Navy in the South Pacific aboard the USS LCI 870 and the USS Halfmoon AVP-26 and earned the Asiatic Pacific Campaign ribbon with bronze star; the American Area Ribbon and the Victory Medal.

Dale was a member of the Chesterville United Methodist Church, Thrall Masonic Lodge in Fredericktown and was a former member of Ann Hill Chapter, Order of Eastern Star in Fredericktown.

Surviving are his son Dean (Heather) Evans of Fredericktown; grandchildren Amber Evans Wiggins (Reise), Taylor Evans, Lauren Snyder and Justin Snyder; and great grandson Cooper Wiggins and his brother Keith Evans. Dale was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Ruth (Gompf) Evans, his wife Byrdella (Swank) Evans on December 14th of this year and his brother Gerald Evans.

Friends may call Monday from 4pm to 6pm at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 East College Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43050. Thrall Masonic Lodge will hold memorial services following the calling hours. A funeral service, celebrating the life of Dale S. Evans will be held Tuesday at 11 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Dan Wilson and Pastor Jeanne Winter officiating. Burial with military honors by VFW Post 8054 and AMVETS Post 87 honor guards of Mount Gilead will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville. Following the burial everyone is invited to the Chesterville United Methodist Church for a time of food and fellowship.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Morrow County Hospice or the Morrow County Veterans Association.

To leave an online condolence or share a memory of Dale, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder Funeral Home is honored, to have been chosen, to serve the family of Dale S. Evans.

  • Dear Dean and family, My deepest sympathies are with you. It is not surprising that your dad died so soon after losing his beloved Byrdella. In life , they were inseparable. It has to be doubly hard on you. I will keep your family in my prayers, and the good memories of times spent with Dale and Byrdella in my heart. You are also in my prayers, Ruthie.

  • Dean and family….so, so very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad, and most especially so soon after losing your Mom. They were both good people. How lucky you wete to have them for so long! Our thoughtsare with you and your family.

  • My deepest sympathy for your loss . You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Mom and Dad were very special.

  • Dear Dean, Heather and family,
    Our deepest and sincere sympathy goes out to each of you. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Gary and I are extremely sorry for your loss of both your parents. They were both very special to me. I loved them both very much. I am grateful to have been able to see and briefly visit with your Dad before his passing. Sending our love and most heartfelt condolences.

  • Dean and families, so very, very sorry for your loss. Many blessings and prayers.
    Our thoughts are with you and thinking of you at your time of sorrow.

  • Dean & family-so sorry for your double loss. You were blessed to have them for as long as you did. They are together again. Prayers with you and yours.

  • Dean, Heather and family….Deepest sympathy to you…What great memories you must have of your dad and mom. Will be praying for you.

  • Dean and family,
    So sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Your parents were such a blessing to others over the years.

  • Dear Dean and Family, We are so sorry that you are suffering a double loss. Your parents were both so friendly and were loved by so many. They will be sorely missed. We hope you can find comfort in knowing that you took good care of them and that they are once again together. Sending you and yours our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Dean, Heather and all the family,
    I am sorry your dad passed so quickly afteryour mothers passing. I knew he
    had lost some of his stamina when we saw them in November. I will miss
    the calling hours and service as I am still in Texas. Please know you will
    be in my thoughts. Extend my greetings to Ruthie for me please, Dean.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Dale and Byrdella together in heaven.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • I was sorry to read about your dad/grandpa’s death but I wasn’t surprised. I know he and your mom/grandma were very close. I do believe a person can die of a broken heart . What a long, full life Dean led! Hugs and prayers for you and your family .

  • God Bless/RIP. A heartfelt Thank YOU for your service in WWII. The USA would NOT be as it is today. I treasure the freedoms for which YOU fought, Dale.”Fair winds and following seas”……………….. And Semper Fi.

  • On behalf of my family I want to extend deepest condolences to Dean & the Evan’s family on Dale’s passing. He and Byrdella were lifelong friends, customers, and business associates. Dale maintained our refrigeration equipment at Lewis & Coffing for several years and was always “johnny-on-the-spot” which was very appreciated.
    And to the old sailor Dale..”Fair Winds and Following Seas”.

  • My deepest sympathy to your family. I was blessed to know your parents in recent years and was amazed at their love and commitment. I believe they are together again. Two hearts beat as one❤️❤️…❤️