Dale Duane Banning, 58, lifelong resident of Lawson, Mo., passed away on August 24, 2021 at Liberty Hospital.
Dale was born May 9, 1963 to Orbie and Mary Banning at Cameron Hospital. He married Tamara Watts on August 7, 1982 in Lawson, Mo., they had two daughters, Melissa and Michelle.
Dale was employed by Magna Seating for over 20 years. He enjoyed watching Oklahoma College football and Chicago Cubs baseball.
Dale was preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle and son-in-law, Alex; his father, Orbie; grandparents, Raymond and Lois Banning and Neal and Lucy Reece.
He is survived by his wife, Tamara and grandson, Max of the home; daughter, Melissa her husband, Brandon and grandson, Gunner Fortner of Kansas City, Mo.; mother, Mary Banning Melton of Lawson; and his brother, Don and wife, Michelle Banning of Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, August 28, 2021 with service immediately following at Lawson Baptist Church, burial following at Lawson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Lawson, Mo.
Our Sincere Condolences
We are sincerely grieving for you at Dales passing. Such a young man! But knowing you will meet again and that he is no longer suffering must be a comfort. Hold on to all your beautiful memories. May Gods love sustain you through this grieving process. Much love!
Danny and Barb Wymore
Sending my deepest condolences to all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. May God give each of you strength, courage and peace now and in the days to come. My prayers for each of you.
Jo Ann Stone Johnson
I am so saddened to hear of Dale’s passing. He was a good friend to me back in high school. Remembering you all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless U all.
Anita O’Dell Templeton
We are so sorry for the loss of Dale. He will be missed. However he is forever resting in the arms of God. He didn’t lose the battle he won the victory. Our prayers and hearts will be with you all on Saturday.
David and Linda Way
Tamara, Melissa and Max,
Our thoughts and sympathies are with you. I know we don’t see each other very often, but we love you guys. I’ll miss his unique sense of humor most of all.
Heather, Steven, Selena, Naomi, DJ and Levi
I was shocked to learn of Dale’s passing. He was such a special man and I am so sorry for your loss. Remembering you our prayers.
We are so sorry to hear of Dales passing. He was 8 years old when we met him and he became a part of our lives. He grew from a boy to a youth and onto a man. He loved his family and took firm hold of his responsibilities. He was always so kind to us. He will be missed but would not bring him back for anything. As the songs say, “he’s strolling all over heaven” and maybe “singing with the saints.” Our love and prayers are with you.
Doug & Winona Boston
Praying for the family. You are in my thoughts and Prayers. I met Dale years ago when Dale was a cook at Sonic. He was a great employee and was always a joy to work with.
Our heartfelt condolences to the Banning & Watts families in the passing of your loved one. May the comforting arms of our heavenly Father hold you and comfort you during this time of sorrow. We pray you will have the strength to make it through the coming days. God be with you all and lead you through this time of grief. Dale will be missed by many but may the memories always be close to your hearts.
Bob & Wanda Koehn
My heart is filled with such sadness in the passing of Dale. My eyes fill with tears and I cry knowing I will not hear his funny sense of humor or how he explains a story and has me laughing by the end of it! Such a honor to have went to school and graduated with him such a sweet guy!
My thoughts and prayers to Tamera, Max and family. We know he in the Lord’s arm and will be an Angel for all Family & friends! Taken too soon but his memories will live in hearts forever! Now rest in peace my dear friend… I will never forget your laugh!
Tamara, Melissa, Max, Mary
There are no words to fully express how sorry we are for your loss. Dale was such a sweet & kind person. Please know we share in your sadness at his loss. We love you all and consider you our family! We will be here to support you in anyway we can. We pray that you will have comfort and peace knowing he is in heaven with Michelle & Trixie.
Kelly & Bob Owens
I am so very sorry for your loss. You guys have been through so much. When times turn sad, just think of what Dale would be doing that very moment with Jesus. Probably telling him one of his jokes! Dale will be missed but never forgotten. Please call if you need anything.
So truly sorry about your loss of Dale. Covid takes another special person. I am so very sad for you. Grief Share starts Sept 2 – next Thursday. We would love for you to come 10:00 a.m. at the Ex hospital – 7:00 p.m. At Old Union church. Prayers for u.
Tamara, Max, Melissa, Mary and Don,
We are so sorry and send our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our hearts are broken over the loss of Dale. Dale and Donnie have been friends since they were little kids. I became friends with him when my family started attending Lawson Assembly when I was a teen. He was one of the first teens who reached out to me and made me feel welcome. He was so funny and friendly. He became my good friend. His sense of humor was one of the things I loved about him the most. Years later he and Tamara became our neighbors. Our girls were in and out of each other’s homes their whole childhood. Precious memories of those days. We will miss him being right there across the street. It is hard to look out the window and know he is no longer there. The hurt and pain are deep. We will forever miss hearing him holler to us from across the street. It gives us comfort to know he is in heaven with Jesus. Happy and rejoicing. I know he is also happy to be reunited with Michelle.
Our hearts are breaking for his family. We are praying for you all. May the Lord comfort you during this very difficult time. We love you all so much.
Don and Robin Morris
We were so sorry to hear of Dales passing. His family and many friends will miss him so much. He was always quick with a smile and hug!!! Farmers Market will not be the same.
We couldn’t be there for the service but you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bryan & Carolyn