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Springs Valley Wesleyan Church
Monday April 11th, 2016
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
Tuesday April 12th, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Tuesday April 12th, 2016

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Dale Gordon Sorrels

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 – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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Dear Kay & family, we were very sorry to hear of Dale's passing. He was a very special human being. I knew Dale back when he owned a motel in Schererville. I was his Pepsi delivery man. He & Kay took in a very troubled young man and changed his life. We cannot thank them enough for their generosity and kindness towards Tom. Rest In Peace, Old Friend. Heaven is a better place with you Spirit in it.
Steve & Dawn Kush

The Kush Family Apr 14 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Dale.His pain is now gone and
is in the arms of the Angels.Your pain will
be here for a while then one day you all will meet again..

Pat and Garry Emmons Apr 12 2016 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace Dad. I will miss you everyday, but I'm blessed to have been your son!
Love you,
Dale Gene Sorrels

Dale Sorrels Apr 11 2016 12:00 AM

Please accept our sincere sympathy.  We enjoyed your company at the Senior Center Dances.  Our love and prayers are with you.  Tom and Bernice Reuber.

Tom and Bernice Reuber Apr 10 2016 12:00 AM

Know that Dale is in a far better place and the pain and suffering is gone.  Keep the memories in your heart and trust in the Lord to see you through this difficult time.  Keeping you all in prayer

Doris Kempa Apr 9 2016 12:00 AM