Dale was born February 5, 1921 in Brown County to William and Mary Ann (McLary) Mathis. They preceded him in death.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, and on September 13, 1947, married Hilda Ann “Betty” Bond in Helmsburg. She survives in Nashville.
Dale was a graduate of Indiana University and member of I.U. Alumni Association. He was a retired teacher and a member of Nashville Christian Church, Indiana Retired Teachers Association and Brown County Lions Club. Dale also was instrumental in bringing Little League Baseball to Brown County in the early 1960s.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 .m. on Thursday, August 21, at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home with the Rev. L.D. Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, August 20, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Survivors include his wife of more than 66 years, Betty Mathis, of Nashville; a daughter, Joyce (Mike) Boulton of Bloomington; a son, John (Amanda) Mathis of Nashville; four grandchildren Melissa Cordon of Bloomington, Matthew (Lara) Boulton of Indianapolis, Nathan Mathis of Nashville and Eliza (Jeb) Brester of Nashville; eight great grandchildren, Avery and Ella Cordon, Emilia Cordon-Cox, Andrew and William Boulton, Olivia and Sophia Mathis, and Kirby Brester; and a sister, Mary Jane Weisman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Harry, Ray, Sam, Richard and Maurice Mathis; and four sisters, Alpha Sipes, Laura Keaton, Eudora Steinke and Olive Steinke.
Memorial contributions may be made to Nashville Christian Church, P.O. Box 248, Nashville, IN 47448, or to I.U. Health Hospice/Bloomington Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402, in memory of William Dale Mathis.
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