Charles Dale Rea Jr.
1944 - 2021
BORN
1944
DIED
2021
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Charles Dale Rea, Jr., 77, lost his fight with Parkinson's Disease and went to be with the Lord on Oct. 15, 2021. He was born in Shreveport, La. on April 27, 1944. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred Catherine Rea and Charles Dale Rea, Sr.; sons, Joseph Dale Rea and Ronald Dale Rea. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Juli; daughter, Lisa Rea; five grandsons; one granddaughter; five great-grandsons; sister, Cleone (Lyle) Slade; niece, Colleen; nephew, Kevin; and niece, Michelle. He loved his dogs and had many throughout his life. Dale retired as Fremont County Sheriff, moving up the ranks being elected twice. He loved to fish, ride motorcycles and spend time at the family cabin he and his dad built. Dale was a teacher and coach. He graduated from Durango High School and played football and wrestled. He also graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, played college football and worked for the forest service, and was a smokejumper. Dale built 7-11's in the early '80s and ran the Texas Creek Trading Post with his wife Juli. They were successful in getting a post office at Texas Creek in 1983. He loved his family and will be deeply missed and cherished by his family and friends. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Services will be held at a later date. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com
Published by The Durango Herald on Oct. 28, 2021.
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Dale was a good man. My condolences to his family.
Mike Krauth
Work
October 31, 2021
I only knew rea, jr. as a small child at the old fort Lewis campus but would like to offer my families condolences to the family and hope we can use this occasion to re-establish contact with Lyle and cleone (rea) spade. Jim hanks [email protected] 970 247 0222 29828 hwy 550 Durango
Jim hanks
Other
October 30, 2021
So sorry to hear this. I had the pleasure of working under Dale for 4 years and it was a pleasure knowing such a great man. Prayers for Julie, Lisa and family. RIP Dale
Beverly Gann
Work
October 30, 2021
My condolences for your loss Juli. Dale was a great man and served the community well.
Danny Tezak
October 30, 2021
Dale hired me in 1994 to be the Victim Assistance Coordinator at the Fremont Count Sheriff's Office. I ended up staying for almost 20 years. He was a Good man and I was so glad to know him. Juli, my heart hurts for you and family. Rest In Peace Dale.
Royce Walden
October 29, 2021
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