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Dale Edward McCracken

April 2, 1990 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 30)


Dale was born April 2nd, 1990 in Visalia, CA and passed away October 13, 2020 in Gig Harbor, WA.

Dale loved playing baseball, diving, football and especially the 49ers, fishing and hunting.  He was always supportive and encouraging to his teammates.  His competitive nature always kept him striving to be the best he could be regardless of whether it was on the sports fields, swimming pool, target range or even in his front yard throwing knives.

Dale was an employee at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as a pipe fitter in Shop 99 and was enrolled in the apprentice program that he was looking forward to completing.

He was preceded in death by the grandmother that he adored, Shirley Ferrin of Visalia, CA.  He even had her closing salutation to him tattooed on his arm, “bye bye for now”, And his father Deno McCracken of Missouri.

Dale as a very big part of a large, loving family that loves and will miss him very much; He is survived by his longtime girlfriend that made his heart so full and happy, Stephanie Hahn of Gig Harbor as well as his furry buddies Oakley and Kitty, his mother and dad; Tami and Deric Ferguson of Gig Harbor, 4 brothers; Andrew Cooper and his wife Sanna of Port Orchard, WA, Robert Cooper and his wife Crystal of Moses Lake, WA, Stephen Cooper of Visalia, CA and Doug Ferguson Adelsbach of Lewiston, ID.  A big sister; Chasity Carter and her husband Robert of Visalia, CA as well as a sister of the heart, “Court Court” Courtney Shelton of Visalia, CA. 2 Grandmas; Inez Ferguson and Kathy Riley both from Gig Harbor, Aunt Kim and Uncle Tim, Aunt Vickie, and Uncle Dee.  Numerous cousins including Alicia Baptista, Elizabeth Dodson, Timmy and Rose Batptista, as well as Bridgettte, Hailey and Summer Sorg.  4 nieces; Breanna, Cheyanne, Kaydence and Sadie, 3 nephews; Jason, Brandon and Sean as well as a great niece and a great nephew.

There can be no way to end a description of Dale without remembering how he would close every conversation “Love ya bye”.

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October 20, 2020

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Haven of Rest Chapel
8503 Hwy 16 NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Graveside Service
October 21, 2020

2:00 PM
Haven of Rest Memorial Park
8503 Hwy 16 NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

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