Dale Appling Wetmore
Monday, 12 October 1931 - Friday, 02 June 2017
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 Madison: Mr. Dale Appling Wetmore, age 85, died Friday, June 2, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida.  Funeral services will be Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Grace Presbyterian Church in Madison, Florida.. Interment will follow in the Old City Cemetery in Tallahassee.

 He was born in Tallahassee, Florida; he spent much of his youth in Baltimore, Maryland.

 His parents, Lemuel Lee and Pauline Wells Wetmore and also one  son, Ashley Wetmore, predeceased him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Wetmore, one daughter, Jennifer Erstein, Plantation, Florida, and a brother, James Wetmore, Madison, Florida. 

 Mr. Wetmore had a good life. He married his wife, Ruth, in 1959; his family was the most important part of his life. He loved – and he was loved.

He graduated in 1949 from Baltimore City College. He spent three years serving in the United States Army; he graduated from Florida State University in 1956.

Mr. Wetmore served twenty-eight years in the Leon County School System as a teacher, Assistant Principal, and as a Principal, retiring in 1984.

He spent the last years in Madison, Florida – a place that he dearly loved.







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  • Virginia Smith
  • Monday, 05 June 2017
Ruth & Jennifer I am so sad to hear of Dales passing. I first meet him at Richards when my children were there. He was always so helpful and helped me anyway he could.

Jennifer spent time with one of my daughters. So I got to know him outside of work.

You and your family are in my prayers.

Virginia(Dixon) Smith
  • Lynn Wyche
  • Tuesday, 06 June 2017
My sincerest condolences to the family. We, at the NFCC library, will truly miss Mr. Wetmore. I feel immense sadness walking by the bench where he used to sit reading the Wall Street Journal, but I know he is still with us making sure we are "doing our job". He was part of our library family and he was loved.
  • Steve Keller
  • Tuesday, 06 June 2017
I am so sorry! What an incredibly nice and funny too......I enjoyed the little bit I got to know him through the sale of the MLK home. Best to Ruth and Jim. Steve
  • Johnny Colson
  • Wednesday, 07 June 2017
Mr Wetmore was more than just a teacher to his students. He was kind, caring, funny, and whatever he needed to be to get your attention to receive the best education from his class. Mostly, he was loving. He loved teaching, the interaction with students, and the way he was loved by his students. It would be easy to gone on, but if you knew Mr Wetmore, nothing more needs to be said. We love you and will miss you always. R.I.P. Up Dixie
  • Sheila Cody Skipper
  • Thursday, 08 June 2017
Dear Family of Mr. Wetmore. Memories of life are so precious. My memories of Mr. Wetmore began at Wesson and continued through Richards 1967. Great teachers and leaders are never forgotten. He was also a great mentor to many. I was thrilled to reconnect after so many years through Facebook. Prayers of comfort and peace through the grace of our Savior Jesus Christ. Up Dixie!! Sheila Cody Skipper
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