Edward "Dale" Rayls

Born: Fri., Aug. 11, 1922
Died: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 06, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Dec. 06, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

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Edward “Dale” Rayls, 96, Kokomo, passed away at 3:30 pm Sunday December 2, 2018.  He was born August 11, 1922, the son of the late Don & Margaret Rayls.  On February 15, 1947, he married Arlene Cook and she survives.

After graduating from Kokomo High School, Dale served with the United States Army during WWII. Toward the end of his service he was stationed in China for 2 ½ years with the ground crew of the Flying Tigers. After the war, he served as a firefighter for the Kokomo Fire Department from 1948-1969.  Dale then worked security for Delco Electronics retiring in 1987 after 15 years of service.   He was also a member of Judson Road Christian Church.

Along with his wife Arlene, Dale is also survived by his daughter, Sandy (Jim) Aucoin; grandchildren, Mark Metcalf, Amboy, Ashleigh (Joe) Pascarella, Trumbull, CT; step-grandson, Brett Aucoin; great-grandchildren, Camron Metcalf, and Owen Pascarella; and brother, Joe (Wanda) Rayls.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cheryl Metcalf; and siblings, Bill Rayls, Archie Rayls, and Anna Bates.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Thursday December 6, 2018, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Jason Double officiating.  Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens with military honors provided by the United States Army and the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 12-1 pm Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made in Dale’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association or Judson Road Christian Church. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com

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A. Casey, formerly of Marion
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
My condolence to the family of Edward Rayls. As you cherish the many fond memories of Mr. Rayls, may you be comforted by the promise at Revelation 21:4-5. Jehovah God guarantees that He will soon eliminate sickness, death & sorrow.
May God’s word help you to endure each day, as we await the fulfillment of his many promises! (Acts 24:15; Isaiah 26:19)

Karen Smith Chandler
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
I'm very sorry for your loss. My dad talked fondly of Dale though the years. Paul & Jean Smith's daughter.

E.J. & Jan Meissnest
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
So sorry to read about the death of your father.
E.J. & Jan Meissnest

John and Sue Rayls
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
Dear Aunt Arlene and Sandy
We were saddened today to learn of Uncle Dale’s death. He was a great man with a great family that changed our lives. Much love and many prayers for you as you walk through the days ahead.

Ramona Eldridge
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
Sandy my thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Monica Carter
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
Please accept my condolences on the death of Dale. I remember fondly our many conversations (especially on weekend guard duty) as guards together at Delco Electronics. I know you will miss him!

Monica Carter