He was born Feb. 23, 1955 to Alva and Edna (Radar) Shillings. Dale was a 1974 graduate of Greencastle High School. On Aug. 25, 1978 he married Vicky (Scaggs) Shillings.
He was preceded in death by his father Alva Shillings and father in law Glen Scaggs.
Dale was a dedicated NASCAR fan of Jimmie Johnson, loved Clydesdale horses and his two puppies J.J. and Dixie. He was employed by Heartland Automotive prior to his illness.
Surviving are his wife, his children Ronald (Chastine) Shillings of Greencastle, Bradley (Carrie) Shillings of Rockville and daughter Melissa (Neil) O'Hair of Bainbridge; his loving grandchildren Ronald Dale, Cori, Amy Jo, Glen, Colton, Cailin, Morgan, Logan Shillings, Douglas and Owen O'Hair, plus one more grandchild due in April; his mother Edna Shillings; brother Lyle (Sharlene) Shillings of Brazil; mother in law Roberta Scaggs; "adopted" daughter Leticia (Tish) Roberts, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Little Walnut Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Monday.
At Dale's request, he would like everyone who visits the funeral home to come dressed as casual as he knew you (blue jeans and hats).
Memorial contributions may be made to the Glen Scaggs Memorial Foundation in memory of Dale Shillings c/o Putnam County Foundation 2 N. Jackson Street, Greencastle, IN 46135.
Condolences may be shared with the family c/o www.BittlesandHurt.com