Dale Allen Erickson, age 45, of Kimberling City, Missouri, passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was born December 19, 1971, in Redding, California, the son of Duane and Billie (Stone) Erickson.

Dale was a truck driver for Kelly Bishop Construction in Aurora and enjoyed fishing, hunting, water sports and anything outdoors.

He is survived by his parents, Duane and Billie Erickson of Aurora; three sons, Duane Erickson of Reeds Springs, Missouri, Kypton Erickson and David Erickson, both of Leavenworth, Kansas; four daughters, Mellissa Turman and her husband, John, of Redding, California, Karis Jaramillo of Springfield, Missouri, Zora Erickson of Reeds Springs, Missouri, and Lynnsi Erickson, of Leavenworth, Kansas; two sisters, Billie Rock and her husband, Robert, of Ash Grove, Missouri and Lavonda Kramer and her husband, J.D., of Red Bluff, California; one brother, Troy Erickson and his wife, Diana, of Marionville; one granddaughter and many other family and friends.

His grandparents and brother, Louis Atwell, preceded him in death.

A Celebration of Dale’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora.

Memorial donations may be made to the Missouri Department of Conservation, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at www.CraftonCantrellFuneralHome.com.