Dale Eugene Krewson, 82, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Texas County Memorial Hospital after battling bouts of pneumonia.
He was born Aug. 1, 1935, near Montauk, son of Otto Paul and Meda Helton Krewson. He and Joyce Miller were married Aug. 10, 1957.
His first job was in St. Louis as a supervisor over two cemeteries. In 1973, he and his wife, Joyce, returned to Licking and built a home south of town, where he enjoyed working with his cattle. He also drove a truck for his uncle, Gene Krewson, hauling cattle. He later hauled raw charcoal as a truck driver for Thomason Charcoal. After retiring from there, he worked for Robert Gifford part time until his health no longer permitted.
His favorite pastime was working on cars and trucks as he had attended Rankin Trade School while living in St. Louis.
He was a member of boards with Sherrill Township, Boone Creek Cemetery and the Public Water Board. He was also a member of Licking Bridge Builders Senior Center. He belonged to the Masonic Order and was a member of Latimer Lodge in Licking and also Order of the Eastern Star of Mary S. Chapter #126 in Houston.
He enjoyed telling tall tales and playing practical jokes on his family and friends. He loved hunting and rescuing animals he found. He also enjoyed taking his pet dog, Lady, for rides on the four-wheeler.
He was a member of Licking First Baptist Church, where Pastor Robert Gifford baptized him. The last several years he had been attending Licking Assembly of God Church as long as his health permitted.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Marvin, Carl, Dean and James; an infant brother, Darrell; and two sisters, Ruby Douglas and Opal McClahanan.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Joyce; a daughter, Stacey Dawn Foote of Laquay; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorial services were Saturday, Jan. 13, at Fox Funeral Home with Pastors Robert Gifford and Paul Richardson officiating. Burial was in Boone Creek Cemetery.