Dale Wayne McGrew, age 88, resident of Pittsburg, KS, died Thursday, December 1, 2022, at Guest Home Estates, Pittsburg. He was born June 2, 1934, in Fort Scott, KS, the son of Tom Clarence and Maud Mae Carson McGrew. Dale grew up on the farm with 1 brother Jack, and 5 sisters, Thelma, Naomi, Lela, Pauline, and Etta. He graduated FSHS with the class of 1952. He enlisted in the Army and served in Maine as a sky sweeper watching for incoming enemy aircraft. Dale worked for Citizens National Bank as a loan officer, Lexington Bank as a treasurer, then opened his own his own finance business Central Finance Company. He was active in the Jaycees and was very involved in his church, Grace Baptist Tabernacle. He was a licensed pilot and flew many friends and church family. He enjoyed hunting, raising cattle, and carpentry/woodworking. Dale remodeled the family homes and made furniture. Dale traveled, living in a houseboat he built. He lived in Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, and California until he missed the greenery and trees of Kansas. He lived his last years at Guest Home Estates where they provided a caring family atmosphere. Dale was married twice, first to Carolyn Burke until they divorced, and later to Connie Hildebrand.
Survivors include 4 children, David Dale McGrew, Colorado, Christine Lea Brown, Pittsburg, KS, Mark Scott McGrew, Montana, and Tamela Gail Phalen, Kansas City; 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 11:30 AM Friday, December 9th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the S.E.K. Humane Society and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.