Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

Dale Lewis Sinclair, age 80 of Fairplains Township, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. The son of Clayton and Bernedeen (Kidder) Sinclair, he was born on August 15, 1933 in Sheridan.

After working in different fields, he retired from his dream job as a school bus driver from the Greenville Public Schools in 1996. Dale was a talented musician—playing in bands and had a beautiful singing voice. As a hobby farmer he loved his animals, but nothing was more important to him than his family. His kind heart made all who knew him feel comfortable and loved.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; two grand children, Timothy Cain Sr. and Bradley Bowser; a great grandson, Aiden Lopez; and a nephew Dusty Sinclair.

He is survived by his life-partner of 22 years, whom he loving labeled “George”, Aletha Thornburg; his children, Gene & Susan Sinclair of Apache Junction, Arizona, Jane & Tom Doty of Cedarville, Michigan, Karen & Wendell Bliss of Sheridan, Dennis Sinclair and Laurie & Mark Slaughter, all of Dunnellon, Florida, and Greggory & Angie Sinclair of Guam; his step children, Penny Porter, H. DeWayne Thornburg, Loyce & Carlos Thomas, and Norma Wertz; siblings, Dwane & Nancy Sinclair of Perry, Florida, Larry & Agnes Sinclair of Sheridan, and Deanna Senn of Grand Rapids; and many grand and great-grandchildren.

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of Dale’s life will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Fenwick United Methodist Church with Pastor Rusty Morgan officiating. Following the service, family and friends are invited to a time of food and fellowship at the church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

1 Condolence

  1. Anonymous on February 17, 2014 at 12:00 am


    02/22/2014 –

    Christie C.

    I would like to express my condolences to the family and friends of Dale Sinclair. Our loving Heavenly Father knows the pain we feel when we lose someone and promises to be with us in times of distress.(Psalm 34:15-18) I hope you will find comfort in His promise and in the many cherished memories you all made and shared together.

    02/20/2014 –

    Bobbie (Dyko) Christensen

    Dear Jane and Tom
    I’m sorry for your lost.
    Kurt and Bobbie

    02/19/2014 –

    Nancy Nichols

    Dear Lee
    My heart is breaking as I know yours is. I want so much to be there for you but the little ones make it impossible. Please give yourself the biggest hug possible and know how much I love you.


    02/19/2014 –

    Dave and Sandi Smith

    We are sending prayers for all the family of Dale. He will be missed and fond memories will be cherished.

    | |

Leave a Condolence