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Leonard Dale BexPassing: November 13, 2018


Huron Cemetery

Graveside Service

Friday, November 16th


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, November 16th @ 11:00 am-1:00 pm


Huron Cemetery

Friday, November 16th

MITCHELL – Leonard Dale Bex, 78, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018, in Martin County.

Born April 18, 1940 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Archie and Ida Annice (Dumond) Bex. He married Brenda Kay Simpson on June 12, 1960.

Dale retired from NSWC Crane after 43 years. He graduated from Huron High School in 1958. Dale was a member of a geocaching club. He enjoyed his grandchildren, traveling, tinkering, NASCAR, and IU Basketball.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Kay Bex of Mitchell; children, Kevin Dale (Sheila) Bex of Mitchell, Kimberly Dawn Shelton of Bloomington, and Kyle David (Holly) Bex of Williams; grandchildren, Justin Dale (Keira) Bex, Ryan Scott (Stevie) Shelton, Tyler Raice Bex, Alyssa Dawn Shelton, Kaitlyn Janae Shelton, Laken Elizabeth Bex, and Aiden Keith Bex; great grandson, Watson Kyle Dale Shelton; step great grandchildren, Zoey and Oliver; siblings, Bob (Pam) Bex of Mitchell and Linda Bex of Bedford.

His parents and sisters, Susie Meek and Donna Kay Meadows, preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 16 at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. A graveside service will follow at Huron Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

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13 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Shelley Bex Kern | http://Bloomington, IN
    Date: November 18, 2018
    I'm so sorry for your family. I didn't know or I would have been at the funeral home. He was a good man, husband and father. Prayers and hugs for all of you. Please let me know if I can do anything.
  2. Guest: Janet Noe | http://Mitchell
    Date: November 17, 2018
    Brenda, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Charlie and Janet Noe
  3. Guest: Kim Roberts | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: November 16, 2018
    I am so sorry Brenda, Kim, Kevin and Kyle. Hearing this and seeing you all today flooded me with so many childhood memories of being neighbors on the farm. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers.
  4. Guest: Debbie Strahl | http://Ocala Florida
    Date: November 16, 2018
    Kim I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you, your mother and family.
  5. Guest: Leonard Alan Bex | http://Macomb , Mi
    Date: November 16, 2018
    My family was saddened to hear we lost Dale. A Pillar of the Bex Family . I will always remember him visiting Detroit . Dale was always happy and shared Indiana Bex family stories. Our sympathy goes out to Brenda and their Kids. We may be far apart but sharing the Families loss .
  6. Guest: Katonya and Abbie White | http://Mitchell
    Date: November 16, 2018
    Kyle, Holly, Laken and Aiden We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we are thinking of you. Hugs to all.
  7. Guest: Dennis and Teresa King | http://Huron IN
    Date: November 15, 2018
    Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time. If we can do anything, please let us know.
  8. Guest: Randall Katter | http://Washington, Indiana
    Date: November 15, 2018
    I worked with Dale at Crane for several years. I traveled to Toledo and Columbus, Ohio, to work on projects there. I always considered Dale a good friend and was very happy to call him a friend.
  9. Guest: Gina & Tim Terry | http://Williams, IN
    Date: November 15, 2018
    All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
  10. Guest: Susan Thompson | http://Bedford, Indiana
    Date: November 15, 2018
    I worked with Dale for many years at Crane. He was a great guy - capable, knowledgeable and always willing to help the younger workers. A real gentleman. Rest In Peace, Dale.
  11. Guest: Kelli Beasley | http://Montgomery, IN
    Date: November 15, 2018
    Brenda and family, Dale was such a nice, kind man who loved you all dearly. I certainly enjoyed working with him for about 4 years when he came back to work for Tri Star. He was in the group we called the "Old Dudes". They all were getting knowledgeable and they all taught us a lot of different things. I want to extend my deepest condolences to you all. I will be unable to attend his services because I have to attend Grandparents Day at my granddaughter's school. RIP Pops!
  12. Guest: Cheryl Bex Donovan | http://Ray Michigan.
    Date: November 15, 2018
    Brenda and Family my wish would be to be there with you. I have never known such a sweet gentle loving man like Dale. I will always treasure the time I spent down there with you both. My father sends his deepest sympathy and condolences. Love to you all. I will keep you all in my prayers and send you strength. Love Cheryl and Leonard
  13. Guest: Beth Pattison | http://Floyds Knobs
    Date: November 14, 2018
    Brenda Kay, Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers. May your many good memories of happy times comfort you and bring you peace. --Beth and Mike