Dale Vanstone (Tuffy) Exley Born on May 21, 1933 in Erie , PA passed away at age 85 on May 29, 2018 at his home in Spring, TX in the care of his wife of 52 years, Carol, and his daughter Sam. Dale grew up in Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, and Texas as the oldest of 10 children to his parents Reginald Chetwood and Ruth Exley. He attended Texas Southmost College and the University of Texas, pursuing an engineering degree. He later served in the Army as a radar specialist in South Carolina helping to guard the Savannah River Nuclear Site. After his honorable discharge from the Army, Dale returned to Erie where he worked at Erie Electron, GAF, and Kitchens by Mead. While at Erie Electron he met Carol Baumann, the love of his life whom he married. Dale and Carol had two daughters, Maria and Sam. Dale moved his family to the Houston area in 1980 to join his brother’s steel fabrication company, GraTex. He went on to own his own company, Rosehill Manufacturing. In his later life he worked for his good friend’s company, Clark Metals. Dale had a lifelong love of learning which he indulged at every opportunity. He was an avid reader, a fan of science fiction and fantasy, enjoyed hunting and fishing, loved museums, and traveling, an animal lover, and could play a slot machine for hours on end. He is preceded in death by his parents, Reginald and Ruth, sisters Sharon and Louise, and granddaughter April. Dale is survived by His wife Carol, daughter Maria and her husband Gary, daughter Sam, Grandchildren Tyler and his wife Ashley, Britney and her husband Leon, Great grandchildren Gabriel, Michael, and June, brothers, Chet, Bob, Bill, Mike, Butch and their spouses, sisters Claire and Karen, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service to celebrate Dale’s life is being held at Addison’s Funeral Home Saturday June 9, 2018 at 2:00pm located at 18630 Kuykendahl. Live long and prosper Dale……
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