Bernard Dale Blackstone, 71, of Lewisville, went to be with the Lord on July 6, 2014, while doing what he loved: Bush hogging on the farm in Lewisville. He was born April 19, 1943, in Monroe County, Ohio, to the late John and Mildred Blackstone. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one grandson, Darren Stimpert; son-in-law, Randy Stimpert; two sisters, Mary (John) Sheets and Darlene Liston; two brothers, Virgil and Frank Blackstone. Dale is survived by his wife of fifty-one years; Hilda (Pittman) Blackstone; children, Tammey (Steve) Gordon of Woodsfield, Timmy Blackstone of Lewisville, Jody Stimpert (Troy Baker) of Woodsfield, Vickie (Randy) Blaney of Lewisville, and John (Shelly) Blackstone of Lewisville, five brothers; Vernon (Cora) Blackstone of Lewisville, Donald (Hazel) Blackstone of Wadsworth, Ohio, Francis (Judy) Blackstone of Lewisville, David (Niki) Blackstone of Lewisville, Patrick (Aleta) Blackstone of Lewisville, a sister-in-law; Wanda Blackstone of Lewisville, brother-in-law; Dick Liston of Columbus; and also Lewis Hill of Woodsfield. Surviving grandchildren; Sheena (Hill) (John) Robbins, Lewis (Susan) Hill, Mandi Blaney Trenton, Dylan, Dalton, and Bentley Blackstone, Melissa and Melanie Stimpert and Dylan Baker and two great-grandsons; Kyle Robbins and Jasper Hill. Dale was anxiously awaiting the arrival of his third great-grandson. After marrying Hilda, they lived on their farm in Lewisville. He spent his time farming, going to auctions, stock sales, and piddling around. When he passed you, he was usually in his “good truck” and he always threw up his hand to wave. You knew it was Dale by the way he wore his hat with the little tilt to the side. He loved time spent butchering, cutting up meat, grinding and smoking sausage with his family. He also liked taking the grandkids to the cabin to hunt. Dale was very proud of all his grandchildren and bragged on them to his family and friends all the time. He also enjoyed running around with his brother, Francis, hauling wood, going to the Amish store, and anything else they could find to do. He recently had one of his best days at Buffalo Flea Market with his nephew, Steve. Lastly, let’s not forget his companion, Buddy the dog. Dale said there was never a dog as close to a human as Buddy. Dale will be sadly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. At his request, Dale will be cremated. Friends were received from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 4:00 p.m. July 9, 2014 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home with Harry Summers officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Honor of Bernard Dale Blackstone to the American Heart Association, 840 Southwestern Run, Youngstown, OH 44514 and or the Neuropathy Center at Ohio State University, 1654 Upham Drive, 4th Floor Means Hall, Columbus, OH 43210. www.bauerturner.com.