Dr. Ernest Dale Threadgill, 79, beloved by all who knew him, passed away surrounded by his family on December 4th, 2021, in Watkinsville, GA.
Born in Tallassee, AL, to Lucy Pemberton Threadgill and Thomas Wilson Threadgill on June 26th, 1942, Dr. Threadgill was a graduate of Auburn University. He enjoyed a 45 year career in academia, including 7 years at Mississippi State University, and the remaining 38 years at the University of Georgia, ultimately retiring in 2013 as Founding Dean of the College of Engineering.
Dr. Threadgill is survived by his wife, Anne Cox Threadgill, his two sons, Thomas Clifford (Mary) of Watkinsville, Michael Scott (Paula), two grandsons, Dylan Sage and Logan Kai, and one granddaughter, Rowan Dale of Fairfax, VA, as well as one niece and two nephews. He also had two stepdaughters, Mary Anne Little and Laura Katherine Little of Athens, GA.
Dr. Threadgill was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Donald Wilson Threadgill (Donna), one nephew, and his deceased wife and mother of his two sons, Patricia Blackwell Threadgill.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 18th at 1:00pm at the University of Georgia Chapel, North Campus, with a celebration of life reception immediately following.
Dale was a passionate servant leader. He served as Advisor to Leadership Georgia for 35 years and was a Boy Scout Leader for 20 years. His contributions to these and other organizations over the years have significantly enriched many lives and enhanced Georgia’s future.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Ashford Memorial Methodist Youth Fund, PO Box 344, Watkinsville, GA, 30677.
“The flowers of all your tomorrows will bloom from seed you plant today.”
Lord and Stephens, West is in charge of arrangements.