Dale William McQuire, 48, of Assumption, died at 9:39 a.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in his home. He was born on August 4, 1968 in Taylorville, the son of Gerald and Karen (Tirey) McQuire. Dale loved sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys and the St. Louis Cardinals. He also enjoyed weight lifting. Dale was a loving son, brother, uncle, and grandson, and he had a big heart. He will be dearly missed.

Dale is survived by his father, Gerald (Sue) McQuire of Jeiseyville; brothers: Shawn (Kathleen) McQuire of Moweaqua, Chris (Melanie) McQuire of Edinburg, and half-brother: Mike Rakers of Pana; daughters: Kaylee (Brad) Turner of Taylorville, Alison McQuire of Taylorville, and Mariah McQuire of Crown Point, IN; nieces and nephews: Jakob McQuire, Christopher McQuire, Hunter Vocks, Karley Durbin, Ashley Snow, Carissa McQuire, Veronica McQuire, Amanda Crist, Alaina Calloway, Lainey Sides, Josh Nation, and Christian McQuire.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Karen Palmer, and grandparents, George “Pop” and Vivian McQuire.

Per his wishes, Dale will be cremated and his memorial service will take place at a later date at the First Baptist Church in Moweaqua. Memorial donations may be made to his family. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. 

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