Dale Vernon Barner Jr., 64, of Williamsport, died Monday, June 18, 2018, at the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport. Surviving is his wife of 24 years, Deborah L. (Rorrer) Barner.
Born May 28, 1954, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Dale V. and Martha A. (Stroup) Barner Sr. He was also the brother of the late Ruth Boyles.
He grew up primarily in the Washington, DC suburbs and graduated from Suitland High School, Suitland, Maryland. After serving in the DC Army National Guard, he had a long career in Emergency Road Service.
Known as Sandy to family, Dale enjoyed helping others, from those he loved to strangers he would encounter. He was an outdoor enthusiast, frequently camping and learning survival skills.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are a sister-in-law, Wanda Stewardson (Alex), of San Juan, Puerto Rico; and a brother-in-law, Dennis Boyles, of Cogan Station; two children, Shannon Brandel, Dale Vernon Barner III (Stephanie); and five grandchildren, Sarah Brandel, Steven Hall Jr., Savannah Hall, Liberty Barner, and Emilia Barner.
A funeral service to honor the life of Dale will be held 10 a.m. Saturday June 23 at St. James Lutheran Church, Rauchtown, 3242 Middle Road, Jersey Shore. Burial will follow in Oval Cemetery. A viewing will be held 6-8 p.m.Friday, June 22 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport.