Dale Eugene ManchesterBella Vista, AR, 1929 - 2013 0comment
Dale Eugene Manchester, 83, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. He was born in Sherman County, Neb., to Orrin and Emma Manchester on Dec. 13, 1929.
A 1948 graduate of Fairfield, Iowa, High School, he enlisted and served honorably in the United States Air Force.
Dale Manchester and Ruth Darlene Reneker were married April 3, 1954, at the First Christian Church in Fairfield, Iowa. They are the proud parents of daughter, Cheryl Kay Cevenk, of Plano, Texas.
Dale worked for a natural gas pipeline in Iowa and then transferred to Oklahoma until his retirement in 1985. The next move was to Bella Vista, Ark., but Dale never really retired. He was a volunteer and employee of the P.O.A. for years, serving in Crime Watch, golf course worker, square dancer, lifetime member of Bella Vista VFW, several golf groups — notably the "Oldies" and the "Thirsk Neighbors."
Surviving him is his wife, Darlene; daughter, Cheryl Kay Cervenka and her husband, Mark; sister, Mildred Creek; sister-in-law, Jeri Manchester; nieces and nephews, Linda Bradfield, Kelly Gray, Bill and Mike Manchester.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Kenneth, Harold and Dean; two nephews, Bob Manchester and Rick Creek; niece, Roxie Creek; and brother-in-law, Ben Creek.
There will be no services held in Bella Vista.
A donation to the Salvation Army was his only request as a memorial.
Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home of Bella Vista. Condolences: www.eptingfuneralhome.webs.com.
Published May 10, 2013