Dale Brownlow Sr. 1937-2021
Dale Eugene Brownlow Sr., 84, of Topeka, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.
Dale was born on June 25, 1937, to Rachel Angeline Carpenter and Jesse William Brownlow in Holton.
Dale served in the U.S. Navy from September 1955 to September 1959. He served on the U.S.S. Bennington, U.S.S. Intrepid and U.S.S. Forestall and traveled to the Arctic Circle, Ireland and France during his years of service.
Dale had a long and successful career as an auto parts counter salesman at the Kansas Automotive Warehouse in Topeka. Dale enjoyed gardening and created beautiful and colorful flower beds each year.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Leroy Brownlow; sisters, Kathleen Johnston, Marilyn May, Doris Armstrong and Evelyn Weatherhead; and a son, Dale Brownlow Jr.
He is survived by his children, Alan Brownlow, Ryan Brownlow and Carol Matthews; a brother, Donald Brownlow (Linda); and sisters, Linda Brownlow and Shirley Horr.
Dale was dearly loved and will be remembered for his kind spirit, strong work ethic, honesty, everlasting positive attitude and for being a loving father, brother, and son.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial with military honors will follow in Holton Cemetery. Family will greet friends one hour prior to funeral service. Dale will lie in state from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may be given to Holton V.F.W. Post 1367, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com