Leroy “Dale” Hetherington Jr., passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, October 9, 2020. He was born in Clinton, Missouri on December 24, 1958.
Dale’s memorial service will be held 1:00 pm Friday, October 23, 2020 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville, NC. A private interment with military honors will be held at a later date.
Dale retired from the United States Marine Corps after serving 24 years as an Aviation Ordnance Marine. He was known by his call sign, "grandpa."
Dale leaves behind his loving wife, Teresa Lynn Hetherington, of the home; He is also survived by his father, Leory Dale Hetherineton; His brother, David Hetherington (Susan) of Clinton, MO; His sister, Margie Hetherington of Clinton, MO; His step-children, Scott Bentley, Lisa Shippy (Chris) of Centerview, MO, Jennifer Westphal (Jeff) of Ringgold, CA, Kimberly Bowens of VA Beach, Michael Dyson Jr of Lacy, WA and 14 grandchildren.
Dale was preceeded in death by his mother, Thelma Faye, and his sister Rhonda Dozier.
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