Dale A. Carlton, age 67 of Spring Lake, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his home. He was born on October 8, 1949 to Paul and Elaine (Neigh) Carlton in Saginaw, MI. Dale was a graduate of Douglas MacArthur High School in Saginaw. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Michigan in Sociology and Social Work. Dale was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He retired from the State of Michigan as a social worker. Dale loved serving the Lord, fishing and vacationing in Jamaica. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former, Susan Moore; son, Troy (Joan) Carlton; daughter, Lisa (Josh) Badour; grandsons, Dylan and Devon; granddaughters, Ashlynn and Brooklynn; sisters, Diana Alles, Ellen (John) Propp; brother, Edward Carlton; sister-in-law, Maryann Moore; brother-in-law, David (Joyce) Moore, and numerous nieces and nephews. VISITATION for Dale will take place on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at The Spring Lake Chapel, 213 E. Savidge St. (616-842-6100) from 2:004:00 pm & 6:00-8:00 pm. A FUNERAL SERVICE for Dale will take place on Friday, July 28, 2017, at Grace Lutheran Church (2651 Shettler Rd.) at 2:00 PM with visitation an hour prior to services. VISITATION will take place at 2:00 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens (950 N. Center Road, Saginaw, MI 48638) with entombment at 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 29, 2017.