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Columbia Missourian

Dale March, July 16, 1926 — July 15, 2013

By Parker Funeral Service
July 15, 2013 | 6:17 p.m. CDT

Dale March, 86 of Columbia passed from this life, Monday, July 15, 2013 at home, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth Street in Columbia. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, MO.

Dale was born on July 16, 1926 in Macon, MO to Raymond and Edna March. He was a veteran of World War II

Dale married Polly Porter on March 14, 1946 and she survives. They were married for 66 wonderful years.

Dale was a homebuilder and land developer in Columbia. He also built MFA bulk fertilizer plants for many years. After retirement, he and Polly enjoyed their woodcraft business.

Dale was one of the founding members of the Columbia Sportsman Club and he was a member of the VFW. Dale and Polly attended Rocky Fork Church in Hallsville.

Dale was a true blessing in the lives of his family and he will be terribly missed. Dale loved spending time outdoors and in his garden and he shared this passion with his children.

In addition to his loving wife, Dale is survived by his two daughters, Becky Reeves and husband Randy of Houston, TX and Sue Brown of Kansas City; two sons, Steve March and wife Jackie of Hallsville and Jim March and wife Debbie of Hallsville; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a brother and three sisters.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and dear son, Raymond Gale March.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations may be made to Hospice Advantage, 1504 East Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201.

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