Dale's Story

Born to Joyce Moses Carruth and Russell Wayne Carruth on May 24, 1953, Ronald Dale Carruth was the oldest of three. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Rebecca Berry Carruth, and four children, Ashley, Joshua, Brandon and Megan. He is also survived by his mother, Joyce and two brothers; Tony Wayne Carruth of Blue Ridge, Georgia and Timothy Joel Carruth, of Atlanta, Georgia. He was a grandfather of two, Russell Cael Davis and Hamelton Sawyer Carruth, and a friend to many.

Dale, as his friends called him, spent most of his childhood in the Douglasville area. He played football at Douglas County High School and he was an active member in his church and community. He studied at Southern Polytechnic State University and completed coursework at Georgia Tech. He later went on to become an expert in his field of civil engineering.

Dale entered the Army in 1972 and served his country as a Green Beret during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1975.

It was almost as if he lived many lives in the time of one. He served in an elite military unit, became a husband, father and traveled the world. At one time, he was a HALO skydiving instructor. He also spent several years in the Cayman Islands, where he was a diving instructor and partner in a local dive shop. Dale’s engineering career allowed him to be quite the globetrotter. He made professional impacts across the globe. His work can be seen across the United States and in Russia, Dubai, Qatar, Lagos, Ghana, Abu Dhabi and at his most recent project in Zambia, Africa. His latest position as Chief Operations Officer at Modulemetrix focused on engineering and construction of agricultural, industrial, retail and commercial developments.

He spent his leisure time at home in Leesburg, Alabama with Jennifer and his youngest two children, fishing on the lake or working in the yard. He enjoyed traveling with Jennifer, fishing, reading, woodworking and fishing…did we mention fishing?

He could be described as logical, rational and assertive but most of all, he was kindhearted and nonjudgmental. He was his family’s rock, anchor, and the center of his tribe. Dale passed on May 19, 2017 in Zambia, Africa but his legacy lives on in his work and in those he leaves behind. He will be forever missed, loved and remembered.

Thank you for joining Dale’s family to celebrate his life on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Family & Friends Visitation

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Central Time
At Perry Funeral Home
1611 Clarence E Chesnut Jr Bypass
Centre, AL 35960


12:45 pm Central Time
From Perry Funeral Home to Walker’s Chapel

Graveside Ceremony

1:30 pm Central Time
At Walker’s Chapel
1104 Country Road 115
Fort Payne, AL 35967
The cemetery is across the street from Walker’s Chapel Methodist Church.