Dale Bible, 89, passed away Aug. 19, 2022.
He was born on June 3, 1933, in Franklin to the late Olin and Beulah (Smith) Bible.
Mr. Bible joined the military at just 17 years of age. He served 25 years in the military. He served in the army during the Korean War and served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He took pride in serving his country.
He always stayed busy doing something. After retiring from the Air Force, he became a truck driver where he earned a million safe driving miles. He eventually retired from trucking to be around his children and grandchildren more but soon realized that retirement wasn’t for him. He became a greeter at a couple places in Vacaville, California. Many of his coworkers knew him as “The Candy Man” since he always had candy to give.
He was a people person and enjoyed a good conversation. He didn’t go anywhere without having a conversation with someone. He was a man that always put others before himself and was a loving man that helped raise his grandchildren. He took pride in being there for them and caring for them, and he couldn’t have been prouder of them. Regardless of where he was or who he was talking to, he couldn’t help but praise his grandkids and great-grandchildren every chance he got.
Nothing could slow him down. Just this summer, he enjoyed a trip to Reno, Nevada, and even traveled to Texas to watch his great-grandson play football.
He lived a very full life in his 89 years. He was loved and will be missed deeply by his family.
In 1956, he married his wife, Yoshiko, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are two children, Elizabeth and Robert Bible; grandchildren, Michael Ferro, Stephanie (Jon) McLean, Shannon Bible and Shawna and Robert Blair; and great-grandchildren, Michael Jr. and Mikaela Ferro and Jonathan McLean.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Sheldon.
A small service was held Sept. 16 at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, California.
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