MACKEY — M. Dale Books 84, of Mackey, died Sunday Dec. 3, 2017 at Linda White Hospice House in Evansville.

He was born Sept. 29,1937 in Miami County to McKinley and Hazel (Turnipseed) Books. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two great grandchildren.

He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was a retired accountant /plant controller for Dana Corporation.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Hattie (Cantrell) Books, daughters Cathy Cain of Mackey, Toni (Steven) Knierem of Louisville, Kentucky, Lisa (Kendall) Bopp of Wentzville, Missouri and Anita (Brian) Byers of Lebanon; seven Grandchildren, eight great grandchildren.

Service is at 7 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel, Rev. Jerry Clark and Rev. Kendall Bopp officiating. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church Building Fund. Envelopes will be available at the chapel.

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