Dale L. Coble, 85, of Warsaw, MO passed away on November 14, 2017 surrounded by his family.
Dale was born June 25, 1932 in Kansas City, Missouri to Robert and Jessie Coble. Dale married Mary Wright on September 17, 1955 in Kansas City. He served in the US Army National Guard for 43 years. In his retirement, he moved to Warsaw and was often seen on his boat. His hobbies were woodworking, communication, and electronics. He loved Ham radio and talking all over the world. Dale loved his pets, especially Bill his cat and Goldie his dog. He will be remembered for his storytelling and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers; and 4 sisters. He is survived by his wife, Mary; his children: Debbie (Steve) Wood, Dan (Judi) Coble, and Bob Coble; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Maxine Merrick.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, Nov 20th at 11:00 am, with visitation one hour prior, all at Longview Funeral Home, 12700 S Raytown Rd, Kansas City, MO 64149. Interment will follow in Longview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Heartland Hospice.
Note from Larry, WØAIB: Dale was a member of the Mid-America FM Association, the owner and operator of the “34-94” repeater, for years the Kansas City Area’s most frequented “machine.” Dale was responsible for arranging for the association to use the National Guard Armory as the site of the original “HamBash.”