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Dale E. Waymire

Dale E. Waymire, age 85, of Greenville, OH passed away on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, IN.  He was born December 11, 1936 in Tipp City, OH.  Dale enjoyed ham radio and amateur television.  He retired from Honeywell (formerly Fram) after 22 years of employment.  He was preceded in death by his mother Dottie Waymire; brother Tom; and sisters Sharon, Sue and Patty.  He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Martha Waymire of Greenville, OH; daughter Virginia (Brian) Dearth of Mansfield, OH; daughter Christine Clabaugh of Greenville, OH; son Steve Clabaugh of Greenville, OH; and grandchildren: Bethany Jutte, Isaac Swartout, Thorne Swartout, Peyton Horr, Hayden Clabaugh and Corinne Clabaugh.  A memorial service will be planned at a later date.  Gard Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Eaton is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gardfuneralhome.com.


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Just learned of Dale's passing (two months late) as there was a Silent Key entry in Ham Radio's QST magazine. Dale was one of my mentors when I was originally licensed in 1966. It was always amazing to visit him during those years as he was always tinkering with something related to Ham radio. I left Greenville upon my high school graduation in 1970, but always tried to maintain contact with Dale. Did not get there all that often as I did not live close and was raising my own family, but always made an effort to pay Dale a visit or contact him on the radio when I was in town. More recently, Dale would walk the Greenville area and took numerous pictures of Darke County landmarks. He always made sure to keep me in his email address book and I looked forward to receiving (and saving) those snapshots. Dale was one of a kind and will definitely be missed.

Steve Campbell - Morristown, Tennessee Apr 10 2022 11:11 AM

I met Dale back in 1974. We visited and talked on the radio until I moved to Az. in 1980. After returning to Lewisburg in 2008 I called Dale and we met and got reacquainted. We became very close and talked on the radio every evening. We also visited back and forth these past 14 years and made various projects together. We built antennas and made chassis out of scrap metal for many different electronic and ham radio devices that we built. He had a well equipped shop that made easy to construct many different things.
Dale was the kind of friend who overlooked any faults I had and I did the same with him. I guess that is why we got along so well together. When he visited us he would bring pictures and tell my wife and I stories of the time he was in the service and the things he did and saw.
Rosie and I are deeply saddened by his death. It feels to me as if he took part of me with him when he passed.
We will always remember him as a friend who was like a brother.
Cliff and Rosie Marshall

Cliff Marshall Mar 7 2022 5:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Waymire

Mike and Jenny Burkett Feb 19 2022 2:01 PM

Dale was my ham radio Elmer and helped me to get my ham radio license in 1977-1978. I consider Dale a good friend and communicated with him from time to time only on Facebook as of lately. Back in my early days of being in the Darke County ham radio club that met in the old one room school house that still is along 49 at the south end of Greenville, Dale attended the monthly meetings along with the other members. He was always in a good mood and loved to laugh at jokes as well as tell his own. He always loved to discuss technology of all types including the ham radio hobby and personal computer which the personal computer hobby was just coming of age in the early 1980s. Dale volunteered his time to help the club achieve its goals of teaching new members like myself the ham radio and Morse Code needed to get our ham radio license. I remember being at Dales house and him showing off his Slow Scan TV Set up which was a new this some 30 years ago.
I will miss my friend Dale - WA8KQQ.
John Wallace

John Wallace Feb 19 2022 1:39 PM

Dale was a great friend . Met Dale years ago when I got my Radio License. Dale was one of the instructors in the classroom. A very good friend and mentor of mine over the years. Anytime I had an issue or problem , I could always turn to Dale for guidance . He served his Country in the Korean War, He also had great skills with woodworking and brick laying. Dale was just a very good Jack of all trades type of guy. My friend; I will miss talking and seeing you . I value the time I had with you by knowing you through my years of life, doing things with you like Hamvention or mini trips to wherever. And, you taught me the Morse Code, something I still use today on the radio. You also taught me the technical side of radio that I picked up from you over the years . I will see you one of these days, Dont consider this a permanent QRT situation in this life, lets just call it a temporary QSY until we meet again. 73 Dale, I will never forget you.

Dave Erisman Feb 19 2022 11:58 AM