Dale R. Troxell
Dale R. Troxell, age 72, of 44 Roberts Drive, Shelby, died Sunday morning at his home after an extended illness. He was born October 12, 1922 in Richland County, the son of
Mark Elmer and Mary Elizabeth “Marie” (Mowry) Troxell.
Mr. Troxell retired in 1983 from Sprint/United Telephone after 35 years of service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Shelby and the Challenger Class at the church.
He was an Army veteran of WWII serving in the Signal Corps in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the Shelby American Legion O’Brien Post #326, where he had been commander in 1955-1956. A former member of the Legion Auxiliary Patrol, he had been the manager for the American Legion baseball team for many years.
Mr. Troxell had been a volunteer fireman in Shelby for 15 years and was a former cub scout leader. An avid golfer he was a former member of the Shelby Country Club. He was a volunteer for the Habitat for Humanity house in Shelby, and was a 1941 graduate of Shiloh High School.
Mr. Troxell is survived by his wife, Helen (Dick) Troxell, whom he married on November 13, 1943; 1 son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Jeanette Troxell of Farmington, New Mexico; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Connie Marie and Richard Wright of Bakersfield, California; 5 grandchildren, Trent Wright, Nicole Wright, Colleen Heath, Regina Troxell, and Tanya Troxell ; 1 greatgrandaughter, Haley Heath; 3 brothers and 4 sisters-in-law, Chester and Evelyn Troxell of Shelby; Kenneth and Thelma Troxell of Dayton; Robert and Betty Troxell of Worthington; and Clarice Troxell of Shelby.
He was preceded in death by a son Donald Troxell who was killed in Vietnam in 1967, a sister, Edith Fackler, and a brother, Harry Troxell.
Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with his pastor, Rev. Jeff Matthews, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Shelby American Legion.
Memorial expressions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Mansfield General Hospice, and left in care of the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby.