Dale Mitchell Kirner

June 21, 1950 - October 17, 2022


Obituary For Dale Mitchell Kirner

Dale Mitchell Kirner, 72 of Richlands, North Carolina went to be with his Father in Heaven on Monday, October 17, 2022. He was born in Pierce, Washington to the late Sol Oscar and Mary Mitchell Sporseen on June 21, 1950. Surviving Dale is his loving and faithful wife, of 49 Years, Inez Foy Kirner; son Dale Lester Kirner and wife, Rebecca, of Spokane, WA; 2 daughters, Erica Nicole Kirner, of Richlands, NC and Wendy Marie Tuell and husband, Wayne, of Richlands, NC; 2 brothers, Larry Alex Kirner and wife, Ruth, of Springfield, OR and Arthur Otto Sporseen and wife, Bonnie, of Tenino, WA; 2 sisters, Andrea Lee Breuer and husband, Robert, of Keizer, OR and Nita May McCallum, of Union, WA; 6 grandchildren, Michaela, Faith, Taylynn, Toni, Amelia and Isaac and 2 great-grandchildren, Mitchell and Ginny. Dale was first and foremost a very loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He put God and family first in his life. Dale retired after serving 22 years in the United States Army. He enjoyed fresh water fishing and drinking his coffee with a good book. After retiring from the Army, he not only worked, but enjoyed 27 years as a Cadre at the Tarheel Challenge Academy. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 7:00pm at Free Will Chapel Church, 702 State Rd 1206, Richlands, NC 28574.

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21 Oct

Memorial Service

07:00 PM

Free Will Chapel Church 702 State Road 1206/Five Mile Road Richlands, NC 28574 Get Directions »
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  • October 25, 2022

    I'm sorry for your loss of Mr. Dale. You may find it comforting to know that at John 11:11 death is compared to a peaceful sleep. We're assured that they're just asleep and are unaware of what's happening around them. Another scripture you may find comforting is Acts 24:15. It reads: "There is going to be a resurrection.". I hope this message gives you at least a little comfort. You can find out more information by visiting www. jw.org. Stay Safe!!

  • October 20, 2022

    Uncle Joe, as I have always heard him called by my children and grandchildren has always been that quiet man standing patiently waiting for everyone else to get their stuff together so they could all go. Faithful, dependable and patient. This is how I remember him over the past 25 years. RIP Uncle Joe. Wanda Pope

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