George Dale Creekmore, age 73 of Diamond, Mo. passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
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Dale was born on November 12, 1946 in Harrison, Ar., the son of Dennis Creekmore and Anna Belle Hudspeth. He has been a long-time area resident. Dale proudly served his country as part of the U.S. Army and served a tour in Korea. Following his service, Dale worked for 40 years as an owner/operator in the trucking business. Dale was a loving husband and father who during his youth enjoyed attending Ozark Christian Church Camp with his siblings and spending days at Leonard pool in Joplin. Later in life he spent his summers coaching little league baseball at Ozark little league and taking his children, nephews and nieces to ride horses in local Show-de-o's. He enjoyed spending time on his farm with his dogs and cattle. Dale also enjoyed camping and spending time at the lake.
He married Trina Cox in 1977, she survives. Additional survivors include his mother, his stepmother; Juanita Creekmore, a son; Robert Creekmore and wife Misty of Diamond, a daughter; Cher LePage and husband Phillip, three brothers; Donald Reineke of Lynwood, Wa., Johnny Creekmore of Ozark, Mo., Donald Creekmore of Joplin, Mo., four sisters; Dana Huckstep of Joplin, Connie Sue Smith of Alpena, Ar., Sandra Middleton of Alpena, Donna Plumlee of Green Forest, Ar., and four grandchildren; Bryce, Jordan, Easton and Cash.
Dale was preceded in death by his father, a daughter; Tuesday Creekmore, and 2 brothers; Glen Reineke and Phil Martin, and a sister, Nancy Creekmore.
Funeral services have been scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Mason-Woodard Chapel. Pastor Jody Ray, will officiate. Burial will follow at Stone Cemetery near Diamond, Mo. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.