Charles Dale Montgomery, 83, of Winfield, Kan., formerly of Cedar Vale, Kan., died July 21, 2012, at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita, Kan.
Dale was born in Winfield on March 17, 1929, to Charles and Georgia "Bertle" Montgomery.
He served in the United States Army in Alaska. He spent the greater part of his life farming and ranching. Dale loved working outdoors, including tending to his goats and any other animal that might show up on his doorstep. He met and married the love of his life, Beverly and spent 33 years with her before she preceded him in death.
He is survived by two brothers, Floyd Montgomery and his wife Stacey and S.J. Montgomery, Cedar Vale; five children, Greg Montgomery and his wife Belinda, Graham, Texas, Charlotte Montgomery of Ocala, Fla., Larry Montgomery and his wife Pam, Kansas City, Mo., Sandy Montgomery, Wichita, Kan., and Kelly Pitcock and husband Ronnie, Columbia, Mo.; six grandchildren, Jennifer Ball and her husband Nicolaus, Jessica Briand and her husband Tim, Stefanie Jochums and her husband Andy, Tara Lovelace and her husband Larry, Brittany and Amber Wilson and Jared and Jennifer Montgomery; six great-grandchildren, Dominique Lovelace, Isaac Lovelace, Kaelynn Wilson, Reagan Ball, Bently Wilson and Aila Lovelace; and other extended family, Ken and Arlene Piper, Bob and Sharon Burns and Wayne Montgomery.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Bertle Montgomery, his sister Naomi Kelsey and his wife Beverly Montgomery.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning, July 24, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Interment will follow at the Kansas Veterans' Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, July 23, 2012, from 4 to 8 p.m.
A memorial has been established in Montgomery's name for the Hospice Unit at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.