Donald “Dale” Starcher, 76, of Liberty, passed away Tuesday evening, August 28, 2012 at Hubbard House West in South Charleston following a long illness.
Dale was born May 3, 1936 near Given in Putnam County, son of the late Clair and Anna Pennington Starcher. He worked his entire life in the grocery business, having owned and operated grocery stores for many different firms. He was a Christian and a member of the Roxalana Gospel Tabernacle, Dunbar.
Surviving: Sons, Donald Starcher II of Liberty and Rickie Starcher of Liberty; Daughter, Tamma Lanham (Joe) of Dunbar; Grandchildren, Tanayia LePointe, Joey Lanham, Rebecca Petry, Rickie Starcher II and Ryan and Austin Starcher; Great-grandchildren, Destiny LePointe, Derrick LePointe, Ella Lanham, Chloe Lanham, Brea Petry, Cade Starcher and one more on the way. He is also survived by an aunt, Lola Mae Pennington, that was more like a sister than an aunt.
Dale was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Dixie Clendennin Starcher, who passed in 2000 and his grandparents who raised him, Lewis and Edna Pennington.
In keeping with Dale’s wishes, a graveside funeral service will be held Friday, August 31 at 1 p.m. at the Moss Chapel Cemetery on Pleasant Valley Road at Kenna. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the cemetery.
Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, is serving the Starcher family.