In Memory of



Obituary for Dale Waites

Charlie Dale Waites, known to most as Dale, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 27 in his Bourbon residence. Age 69 at the time of his death, Dale was the longtime owner of D W Construction and Contracting.

He was born on May 12, 1950 in Kingsport, TN, the son of James Paul and Laura Kate (McCracken) Waites. He was one of six children and the father of two daughters – Laura and Karen.

Dale was a hard worker and had owned and operated his own business for nearly thirty years. Now retired, he loved to tinker and enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, garage sales and woodworking. He was also a man of Christian faith who read his Bible regularly.

His two daughters, Laura (Bryan) Sheroan of Kentucky and Karen (Michael) Gray of Texas survive with six grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Mary Brandon of Warsaw and Fran Bradley of Goshen; brothers, Dudley (Andrea) Waites of Silver Lake and Dewey (Teresa) Waites of Texas; many nieces and numerous nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy K. Waites; parents, James and Laura Waites; brother, Paul Delmar Waites and son-in-law Robert Bobby Lily.

Friends may join family for a final farewell at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw, on Tuesday July 2nd. Gathering will begin at 2 o’clock with service taking place at 2:30 p.m. Dale’s son-in-law, Bryan will officiate the service. Final interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be given to Dale’s final expenses at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw, IN 46580. Condolences may be sent by visiting