Ernest Dale Freels, 88, of Wartburg, passed away August 13, 2014, at his home.

Born July 26, 1926, he was preceded in death by his parents, James and Myrtle Garrett Freels; wife, Elizabeth Jeffers Freels; and infant brother, Everett.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II, was retired from Y-12, and was a member of Annadell Baptist Church

He is survived by his daughters: Karen (Brent) Fritts of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Kathy (Gary) Stooksbury of AIken, SC; grandchildren: Brianne Calvert, Ashley Fritts, Christopher Fritts, Brandon Stooksbury, and Courtney Parker; great-grandson, Owen; sister, Vivian (Bill) Bowling; special friends: Jerry, Linda, and James Griffith; and many other relatives.

Graveside service was conducted August 16, at Wartburg City Cemetery.