Ray Cecil Hale, 80, of Lincoln Arkansas Formerly of Decatur NE

Ray Cecil Hale, 80 a resident of Lincoln, Arkansas, passed away March 25, 2015 at his home. He was born March 17, 1935 in Decatur, Nebraska, the son of Cecil and Juanita Ploof Hale.

Ray worked as a certified heavy equipment operator, he enjoyed fishing, woodworking and wood burning. He had a love of animals and often took in rescue cats and dogs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Hale, one brother Johnny Hale and one son-in-law Michael Nolan.

Survivors include his companion Cherokee Steinbach; six daughters Kristy White and husband Michael of Oakley, California, Rhonda Nolan of Lawndale, California, Beth Mathieu and husband Mark of Hawthorne, California, Ann Hale of Gardena, California, Heather Smith and husband John of Springdale, Arkansas and Dawn Steinbach of Deforest, Wisconsin; one brother Omer Hale and wife Muriel of Gold Hill, Oregon; one sister Betty Hale of Omaha, Nebraska; thirteen grandchildren Cori White, Shawn White, Vail White , Michelle Valles, Paul Nolan, Blake Mathieu, Katie Mathieu, Ashley Cruz, Amanda Cruz, Brian Steinbach, Jeremy Smith, Brandon Smith and Preston Smith twelve great grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held Sat., July 2nd at 10:00 a.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur.

Memorials suggested to the family for designation at a later time or to the Humane Society of the Ozarks, 1020 S One Mile Rd Fayetteville, Arkansas 72704.

Ray Hale

Ray Hale


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