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Dale Gordon Sorrels

July 1, 1927 — April 8, 2016

Dale Gordon Sorrels, 88 years young, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on April 8th, 2016 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick, Indiana.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois to Elmer L. and Rosa A. (Roby) Sorrels.

Dale married his love of over 50 years, Charlene Kay Donaldson, on January 13th, 2009 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, (1) Son – Ricky Sorrels, (1) Daughter – Deby Sorrels-Tomky, (1) Sister – Rita Moon.

Dale was a member of the Huntingburg Masonic Lodge #520 in Huntingburg, Indiana; American Legion Post #0020 in Crown Pointe, Indiana; Loyal Order of the Moose, Japer Lodge and French Lick Masonic Lodge #586 F&AM in French Lick, Indiana.

He also was the Owner/Operator of the Shady Hills Race Track and the Crown Pointe Race Track, Owner /Operator truck driver for Barter Metals for over 50 years and owned several businesses throughout his life including the Crown Pointe Cafe.

Dale is survived by:

Wife Charlene Kay Sorrels French Lick, Indiana

(2) Sons Jimmy Dale Sorrels (Tammy) Huntingburg, Indiana
Dale Gene Sorrels (Linda) Mokena, Illinois

(4) Daughters Sherry Hornby Washington, Indiana
Rita Diane Perri (John) Naperville, Illinois
Cindy Liverett (Mike) Leesburg, Florida
Donna Tomky Cedar Lake, Indiana

Caretakers Johnny Gattis (Brenda) French Lick, Indiana

(14) Grandchildren Several Great-Grandchild Several Great-Great-Grandchildren

Several Nieces and Nephews

Funeral ceremony will be Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 12:00 (noon) at the Springs Valley Wesleyan Church in French Lick, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana. Military Graveside Rites to be performed by the French Lick American Legion Post #76.

Friends may call Monday, April 11th, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel and again from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at Springs Valley Wesleyan Church. There will be a Masonic Memorial Service performed at 7:00 p.m. by the French Lick Masonic Lodge #586 F&AM.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Springs Valley Wesleyan Church, 602 South Indiana Avenue, French Lick, Indiana 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Homes 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432.
Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, April 11, 2016

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Springs Valley Wesleyan Church

821 S Indiana Ave, French Lick, IN 47432

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Ceremony

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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