Dale L. Harper, age 67, of Boise City, Oklahoma, died Monday, May 22, 2017, at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born September 3, 1949, in Duncan, Oklahoma, the son of Stanley Glenn and Wilma (Schwyhart) Harper.
Dale graduated from Flagstaff High School in 1967. He had over 30 years of service in law enforcement serving first as a police officer and then Boise City Chief of Police retiring in 2012. Dale married Carol Imler on January 3, 1983, in Clayton, New Mexico. Family was the most important thing to Dale. He took them on many vacations, hunting, fishing and camping trips. Dale was proud of being a patriot. He spent many hours researching the various candidates. He was an avid reader and enjoyed watching the 3 Stooges, John Wayne and other western movies. Dale was a member of the Boise City Rotary Club, and served as the Baseball Commissioner for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Carol of their home; sons, Stanley Harper and wife Rachel of Hooker, Oklahoma, Buddy Holbert of Hooker, Oklahoma, Lee Holbert of Boise City, Oklahoma; daughters, Frankie Kelley of Shattuck, Oklahoma, Sheli Mills of Boise City, Oklahoma, DeLane Boaldin and husband Thon of Elkhart, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Christina Clayton, Alexis Kelley, Michayla Kelley, Mason Harper, Heather Switzer, Chandra Mills, Audrey Wiggins, Colton Boaldin, Westin Boaldin; nine great-grandchildren; Aunt Dee, ,Uncle Joe; many cousins, family and friends.
Dale is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Larry Harper.
Funeral service will be Friday, May 26, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the First Christian Church in Boise City, Oklahoma with Pastor Ed Richards officiating. Graveside service will be Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 4:00 PM at the Independence Cemetery in Vinson, Oklahoma. Visitation will be Thursday, May 25, 2017, from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart. Memorial contributions may be given to Boise City Rotary Club Pee Wee Baseball Program in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.