Dale E. Simerly, 80, St. Joseph, MO passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at a Savannah, MO nursing home.

He was born on December 24, 1941 in Union Star, Missouri the son of William (Bill) and Thelma P. (Proffitt) Simerly.

He was married to Patsy Bestick and to this union, five children were born. They later divorced by remained sparring partners.

Dale worked as a cattle farmer and poured concrete for many years. He enjoyed playing cards and always told a good story or funny joke.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Heidi Simerly; grandson, Jordan Scott Simerly; great grandson, Junior Torres; son-in-law, Ed Cook; three brothers, Leroy, Bud, and Johnny Simerly and three sisters, Donna VanMeter, Lynn Vaughn, and Georgia Wharton.

Dale is survived by his children, Becky (Herb) Vogan, Tim Simerly, Trina (Daniel) Torres, and Melody Simerly-Cook all of St. Joseph, MO; sister, Katy Kimmel, Union Star, MO; brother, Paul (Ann Marie) Simerly, Peoria, IL; sister-in-law, Dorothy Simerly, Union Star, MO; ten grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 1 at Roberson Funeral Home, King City, MO. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Union Star, MO. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice in Dale’s memory in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 153, King City, MO 64463. Online condolences may be left at www.robersonfuneralhome.com