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Dale Coastel Follis
October 10, 1932 ~ October 19, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Dale Coastel Follis, age 91 of Marion, passed away peacefully at his son’s home on October 19, 2023. He was born October 10, 1932, the son of Coastel and Lucile (Morneweg) Follis.
Dale is survived by his wife, Billie. He is also survived by his daughter, Melanie (David) Craig of Carterville; two sons, Timothy Follis of Carterville and Stephen (Jamie) Follis of Marion; grandchildren, Andrew Craig of Bartelso, and Sidney, Dara, and Vida Follis of Marion. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Fawn Follis. Dale’s family would like to thank Hospice of Southern Illinois for their kindness and care during Dale’s final days.
Dale married Billie Joan Rhodes on June 1, 1958, in Jonesboro, Illinois. They shared 65 years together. Dale graduated from Anna-Jonesboro High School in 1950 and graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1954. He served in the U.S. Army for two years after graduating college. Dale then worked as a design engineer for various companies in Missouri, Ohio, and Illinois. In addition, Dale was a landlord for many years, both renting and maintaining his rental properties. He was an FAA licensed private pilot, loved to garden, and was active in his church. Dale and his wife were members of Christian Life Church in Herrin and served various roles throughout the years in the church. They especially enjoyed being greeters on Sunday morning.
Graveside funeral services for Dale Follis will be held on Monday, October 23, 2023 at Jonesboro Cemetery in Jonesboro, Illinois at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Lori Burchell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.