Dale Park was called home by his Lord to Heaven on December 1, 2023. He was 83 years old. Dale was born on December 30, 1939, to Oliver & Rheba (Adams) Park in the family home on Orchard Mesa. A lifelong resident of the Grand Valley, Dale attended area schools and graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1957. Subsequently he attended Mesa College. Dale met the love of his life, Eva Fuller, in 1959. The couple were married in 1961 and enjoyed 62 blessed years as husband and wife. God blessed their union with two sons, Carson, born in 1962 and Vaughn, in 1965.
Dale worked in the Climax Molybdenum Mine near Leadville, and for Continental Trailways before working at Ultronix Company in Grand Junction as Manufacturing Manager. In 1976 Dale left the corporate world behind to become an entrepreneur. He started his own business, The Shoe Man, which he owned and operated for forty years before retiring in 2015.
Dale placed a high value on relationships and was a friend to all who knew him. Most of all he enjoyed family activities and vacations and serving the Lord with friends at New Covenant Baptist Church.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Rheba Park, his older brother Doyle Park and his younger sister, Belva (Park) Bailey. Dale is survived by his beloved wife Eva and their two sons Carson (Wendy) and Vaughn (Ronda), two granddaughters, four grandsons and his younger brother Dennis Park.
A celebration of Dale’s earthly life will be held at Heritage Church, 2403 N. 12th Street, in Grand Junction on Saturday morning, December 16 at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New Covenant Baptist Church or Heritage Church.
Dale was a man of deep and abiding faith in Jesus, and although we miss him greatly, we rejoice that his faith has become sight.