We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Candle Light Funeral Home
On Monday, May 30th, 2022, A. Dale Bowles was called home at the age of 73. He left this world peacefully. The world has lost a great husband, father, and Pop-Pop.
Dale Bowles was born at City Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, at 3:39 PM on Tuesday 02 November 1948. That was Election Day and neither of his parents could vote. No problem because they would have cancelled each other out. (He would tell you that his mother was the intelligent one).
He was officially named Alan Dale Bowles but was always called “Dale”. If you asked him, he would tell you there is no Alan Bowles. He lived all his life until he was married at age 21 at 4167 West Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63108. His family consisted of his father Artie, mother Mary, younger brother Gary, maternal grandmother Cora, and his great aunt Julia. They all lived in a one (1) bedroom, one (1) bath apartment.
He went to elementary (grade) school at William Stix Elementary for 9 years – Kindergarten through Eighth grade. He graduated in June 1962 and then entered Theodore Roosevelt High School in south St. Louis from 1962 through 1966. Graduated number 40 out of 455 seniors graduating that semester.
Dale was drafted into the United States Army 1970 and served through 1972, where he became a Spec 5 before being honorably discharged. After the army, he attended St. Louis University where he received two master’s degrees, one in Business Administration and the other in Political Science.
Dale’s hobbies included reading, baseball, and spending time with his family. Dale also loved to travel the world for business and pleasure. Dale and his wife Linda traveled to many places together, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bahamas, Denmark, Netherlands, but his favorite vacation spot was Hilton Head, SC. He loved the sport of baseball and was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Dale was a loving, intelligent, caring, and protective man. He cared deeply for those who surrounded him and did everything in his power to make sure that they were taken care of. He was deeply rooted in his family’s history and loved telling stories of his own adventures and those that were passed on to him as well. Even if he already told you 10 times. He was truly loved and will be deeply missed.
Dale is survived by his wife, Linda; his son John; his daughter-in-law Melanie; his daughter Mary; his brother Gary; and his grandchildren Jayden, Sophia, and Sadie.