W. Dale Greenly, rental business owner, veteran

By on October 13, 2011

W. Dale Greenly went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011.

He was born on Oct. 6, 1940 in Lancaster to the late Warren B. and Avous Greenly.

Dale graduated from Ephrata High School in 1958. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy, stationed in Beeville, Texas, where he met his loving wife of 47 years, Vonnie Greenly.

Dale was employed by Alcoa for 22 years, later owning and operating Gulf Coast Rental. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus serving as treasurer for many years and honored as Knight of the Year in 2000. Dale enjoyed restoring vintage Mustangs, woodworking and had a life-long passion for playing dominoes, always knowing what was in his partner’s hand and never shy about sharing his advice on the best play.

Dale endured many years of poor health, major medical challenges and numerous setbacks. Through it all, he always kept a positive attitude, never complaining while accepting the crosses he had to bear until God called him home.

In addition to his wife, Dale is survived by his children: Michael, husband of Debra Greenly, and Annette, wife of Jay Howard, all of Victoria, Texas; Robert, husband of Marti Greenly, and Kevin, husband of Shelly Greenly, all of Round Rock, Texas; sister: Elaine Mathews, of Hermitage, Texas; grandchildren: Marcus, husband of Kallie; Thomas and Laura Greenly; Marian, Sam, John and Clare Howard; Nick, Cailin and Jacob Greenly; Chris and Grace Greenly and Matthew Maley; and great-grandchildren: Hallie and Aline Greenly.

The funeral mass was held on Oct. 8 at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church.

Memorial donations may be made in Dale’s name to the Heritage Senior Center or to Hospice of South Texas.

Grace Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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