He was co-founder of Mt. Hope Bible Camp near Otway, in 1969. During his 41 years of service with American Missionary Fellowship (In Faith), he was assigned to Adams, Scioto, Highland, Pike and Brown counties in Southern Ohio. The Lord used Dale to start and develop many ministries including Sunday Schools, Vacation Bible Schools, teacher training classes, youth rallies, and Bible quizzes.
He was a former member of the Adams County Christian School Board for several years. He attended the Cornerstone C.U. Church in West Union and the First Baptist Church of Seaman. He attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois and Wadsworth High School. He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during World War II.
He was preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Marvel (Marken) Beery; wife, Belva M. Beery; and brother, Neil Beery.
He is survived by three sons, Dan E. (Joyce) Beery of Ingalls, Kansas, Robert D. (Carole) of Chesaning, Michigan and Timothy D. (Tia) Beery of Columbus; two daughters, Annette J. (Stephen) Glasgow of Seaman and Rebecca L. (Van) Romine of Siler City, North Carolina; two sisters, Leah Canady of Hilliard and June Immel of Warsaw, Indiana; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
The funeral service is Monday, November 26, 2012, 1 P.M., at Mt. Hope Bible Camp near Otway. Pastor Cliff Stevens and Pastor Jim Brown will officiate. The visitation is Sunday, November 25, 2012, from 5 until 9 P.M., at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Interment is at West Union Cemetery. A military service will be performed by the Adams County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Hope Bible Camp, c/o Dennis Grooms, Treasurer, 3162 Mt. Hope Road, Otway, OH 45657.