Dale was born October 11, 1930 in Kansas City, Missouri and was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma State and the University of Tulsa. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1954 as a flight surgeon assistant and hospital corpsman Second class. He was married to Joann Guinn on October 3, 1954 at First Baptist Church of Kingsport by W.R. Rigell, M.G. He served the US government for 37 years as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service from 1960-1973 in Miami, Florida and then in Johnson City from 1974 until retirement. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Dale is preceded in death by his father, Ronald Earl Paulfrey, mother, Gladys Cowley Paulfrey, and two brothers; Michael and Jack Paulfrey.
Those left to cherish his memory include Dale’s loving wife of 64 years, Joanne Paulfrey , his daughter Kelly Brown and husband Dane Brown, daughter, Karen Fickley and husband, Jim Fickley, his grandchildren, Kevin Brown and wife, Eunice Brown of Birmingham, AL, Darren Brown of Atlanta, GA, Mark And Phillip Brown, Brian Fickley of Atlanta, GA, Anna Fickley of Knoxville, TN, Sarah Fickley of Colorado Springs, CO and Anderson Fickley.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 5:30 PM in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Hood officiating. Music will be provided by John Bunn. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until the service hour.
Graveside services will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 AM at the Martin’s Creek cemetery, 1007 Carolina Ave., Erwin, TN. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:15 AM.
Memories and Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting us @ www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave, Johnson City, TN is serving the Paulfrey family.