Dale Watson Brown, age 67, of Lawrenceburg Ind., died at home Sunday, Aug. 26, surrounded by his loving family.
He was a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School class of 1969, and in the fall of 1971 enlisted into the United States Navy. He served four years as an Asroc Gunner’s Mate, 3rd class on his ship the USS Paul, USS Manley, and USS Davis. He received the National Defense Service Metal, Combat Action Ribbon, and Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star. Dale retired from Duke Energy in June 2006 after 30 years of service at East Bend Power Station, as shift supervisor.
Dale was an avid bass fisherman, and outdoorsman. In his younger years he enjoyed fishing tournaments locally and elsewhere, mostly in Texas, on Lake Sam Rayburn. Some of his other favorite fishing spots were Dale Hollow, and Kentucky Lake. He, his son, and close friends, spent countless days out on the lake fishing, when he wasn’t fishing he was out on the water with his entire family. He also enjoyed squirrel hunting out at the family farm in Osgood, and shooting his bow out in the backyard. Dale loved watching the Chicago Cubs any chance he got, along with the Cincinnati Reds and the Bengals. He was an artist. In his downtime, he would paint and draw, and sometimes write poetry. He was a fan of the Beach Boys and George Strait. Most of all, Dale enjoyed being with family, his wife, children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of almost 39 years, Debbie, and their two children, daughter Melissa Brown and son Timothy Brown, wife Rachel (Dodd) Brown, three grandchildren, Kirstin and Karli Lindblom, Watson H. Brown, and his sister Donna (Brown) Kaffenberger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Watson C. Brown, Virginia Brown, and his sister Denise (Brown) Kaffenberger.
Family and friends will be received Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, Greendale. Funeral services will be held at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at noon with Mark Tanner officiating. Interment will follow in the Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery, Shelbyville, Ind.
Contributions may be made to the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.