K. Dale Guy Sr.


Mr. K. Dale Guy Sr., 90, of Horntown, formerly of Parsonsburg, Md., passed away peacefully at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md., during the early morning hours of Saturday, May 4, 2024, after battling a brief illness.

Born Dec. 12, 1933, at Northampton-Accomack Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox, he was a son of the late Hildon Gard Guy Sr., and the late Margaret (née Taylor) Guy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Hildon G. Guy Jr., as well as his wife, Jayne W. Guy, with whom he had two children and made a life in the Salisbury area for nearly 40 years until her passing in 2009.

He attended Accomac High School on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, where he graduated salutatorian of the 1952 class, before attending the University of Richmond. Dale wore many hats professionally in his lifetime, from mechanic and small businessman to corporate pilot and technical representative. He worked nearly 20 years for Salisbury-based Perdue Farms and more than 25 years for Kansas City-based Midland-Grau, later Haldex.

Dale is survived by his wife of nearly 15 years, Shirley B. Guy, of Horntown; his sons, Kenneth D. (Chip) Guy Jr., and his wife, Angela, of Laurel, Del., and Matthew C. Guy Sr., and his wife, Gail, of Hebron, Md.; four grandchildren, of whom he was tremendously proud and loved greatly, including Gabrielle E. Guy, of Baltimore, Matthew C. Guy Jr., of Hebron, Abigail N. Guy, of Laurel, and Lexie A. Guy, of Hebron; a nephew, Dean Guy and his wife, Debbie, of near Pocomoke City; a niece, Bonnie Powell, of Pocomoke City; and many other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Dale’s memory to Temperanceville Lodge No. 121, AF&AM, P.O. Box 307, Temperanceville, VA 23442, or Northern Accomack Community Cats, P.O. Box 83, New Church, VA 23415.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Williams-Parksley Funeral Home, 25046 Parksley Road, near Parksley, where friends and family may call from noon to 1 p.m. on that date. The Rev. Fred Duncan, retired, of Salisbury, will officiate. Interment will follow at Edgehill Cemetery, Joynes Neck Road, in Accomac.

A full obituary can be viewed online at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com

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