He was born on July 11, 1942, the son of Imon and Norma “Louella” Strome Fox.
Dale graduated from high school in Mexico, Missouri, in 1960; he then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served until his honorable discharge in 1968. He then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked for Lockheed Aircraft and served on the De Kalb County Fire Department. The family then moved to Texas, where he worked at Texas Oil Field Supply before returning home to Cabool in 1984. Dale drove a milk truck route for a number of years until retirement.
He loved spending time with his granddaughters and great-granddaughters, as well as bowling, animals, NASCAR, college football and basketball, and watching professional sports.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Terry Don Fox; his dear niece, Sarah Beth Fox; and his brother-in-law, Roy Kable.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Deloris J. Dean Fox of the home; his son, Troy D. Fox (Melissa); grandkids, Courtney Fox, Candace Fox, Cassandra Kozak (Joe), Christopher Fox (Lola), Justin Fox and Nicholas Fox (Kristina); his great-grandkids, Raelynn Fox-Sterner, Penelope Kozak, Xavier Fox, Ivy Fox and Bailey Fox; brothers, David Fox (Jane), Danny Fox (Debra) and Darren Fox (Patty); sister-in-law, Wanda Dean Kable; brother-in-law, Paul Dean (Theresa); eight nieces; one nephew; and several great nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Graveside services were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Cabool Cemetery with Terry Brown officiating. Interment with full military honors was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.