Dale worked as an oil rig driller, and construction. He was a member of Michigan Laborers Union Local #1098.
He married Patsy Bowers on October 26, 1968. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 44 years, Patsy; his two sons Dale V. and Jody Thrush of Farwell; Jamee J. Thrush of Farwell; his daughter, Holly and Guy Stover (Thrush) of Farwell; adopted children Jaylen, Tyrell, Nicholas, Tyrek, Tailyiah, and Grace Thrush; sister, Karen Evola of Farwell, foster children Brian Shultz, Mariah Westen, and over 50 other foster children; and mother-in-law Eunice Bowers Rose.
He was grandfather to thirteen grandchildren, and uncle to many nieces and nephews. He leaves special friends Rick and Claudia Yats, Donnie Doyle, special Aunt and Uncle; Pat and Leon Thrush, and many special friends from Farwell Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Evelyn Thrush, his four brothers, Danny, Vernon, James and LaRoy, and brother-in-law Joel Bowers.
A service is planned for Wednesday, February 27, at 1PM at the Campbell-Stocking Family Funeral Home in Farwell with Pastor Michael Waugh officiating. Dale will be laid to rest in Surrey Township Cemetery. Friends may visit on Tuesday, February 26, from 4-8PM at the funeral home. Please share your memories of Dale and condolences to his family online at www.CampbellStocking.com.