Funeral services for Benny Dale Surritte, 87, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, formerly of West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 6, 2015 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Surritte left this world at 8:45 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Franciscan Villa, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
He was born June 8, 1928, at Hocomo, Missouri, to Dean and Faye Surritte. He attended West Plains High School and on April 30, 1950, was married at Hocomo, Missouri, to Mary Thomasina Rhoads. Mr. Surritte is a retired veteran, having served with the United States Air Force. He received many designations, honors and accolades throughout his military career. Dale and Tommy lived in West Plains for many years and recently moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, playing cards, working in his shop and throwing a great fish fry for family and friends. Dale served his community through the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a fifty year Mason. Mr. Surritte was a Christian and had served as a deacon and Sunday school superintendent in churches where his family lived.
He is survived by his wife, Tommy Surritte, of the family home; one daughter, Dalene Wells and husband, Kenny, Bixby, Oklahoma; one son, Ken Surritte and wife, Nita, Edmond, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Kendra Surritte, Cacey Wells and wife, Lauren, Kelsey Baldwin and husband, Jeremy; one brother, Jerry Surritte; and a host of other relatives and friends.
His parents, great-grandchild, Hudson Taylor Wells and one sister, Martha Riley, precede him in death.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Amy Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hearts and Hands International, P. O. Box 7481, Edmond, OK 73083 and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.