Dale Eugene Wray, 67, of Pickering, MO, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph.

Dale was born on September 30, 1955, in Clarinda, IA, to Henry and Goldie M. (McNeese) Wray.   They preceded him in death, Goldie in 1971, and Henry in 1996.   He was also preceded by his brother, Dennis and grandson Tucker Wray.

Dale worked with his dad at Wray Salvage in Pickering, MO.  Then when Henry retired, Dale became the owner and operator and retired 26 years later.  He enjoyed working on cars, he liked to mow and tend his yard, visiting with family and enjoyed spending time with his great grandson, Aiden.   He had lived all his life in the area.

On May 31, 1976, Dale was united in marriage to Donna Sue Auffert at the St. Gregory’s Catholic Church.  She survives of the home.

He is also survived by his children Danny (Katie) Wray, Maryville, MO, Nick (Jennifer) Wray, Pickering, MO, Mike Wray, Pickering, MO, Tristian (Felicia) Wray, Pickering, MO, and Angie (Hank) Nickolaus, Arnold, MO, his brother, Bob Lewis, Springfield, MO, and his 2 sisters, Bonnie Findley, Louisburg, MO and Kay (Mike) Dye, Louisburg, MO, 19 grandchildren, and 3 (with one on the way) great grandchildren.

Dale has been cremated under the care of the Bram Funeral Home, Maryville, MO.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 AM, on Friday, January 27, 2023, at the Bram Funeral Home, Maryville, MO.

No formal visitation is planned.

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