Whitesboro – Graveside services for Robert Randall Hale, 89, of Whitesboro, Texas will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Oakwood Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Flanagan officiating. All services are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.He entered his eternal home on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman, Texas with his family by his side.
Robert was born on August 25, 1928 in Depew, Oklahoma to Claude and Zena Mae (Gaddis) Hale. Upon graduating from Central High School in Tulsa, he entered the military to serve our country in the United States Army. He went on to graduate college from the University of Tulsa with a BA in accounting and was a member of the Delta Sigma PI fraternity. He practiced accounting for many years until his retirement from Public Service of Oklahoma in 1992. He married his beautiful bride and the love of his life in Tulsa, Oklahoma on December 27, 1949, together they raised two sons and a daughter. He was a member of the Nogales Avenue Baptist Church in Tulsa for 69 years and a member of Tulsa Baptist Men. Upon moving to Whitesboro in September of 2001 he joined First Baptist Church of Whitesboro. Robert became an ordained Deacon at 27 years of age and taught Sunday School for many years. He was a Mason. He enjoyed volunteering for Special Olympics. He was an avid golfer and gardener for many years and recently took up bird watching. Robert loved his family; his grandbabies and he loved his Lord. No day passed in his life that he was not spending time reading his bible.
He is survived by his wife, Lou Ann, son, Mark Hale and wife, Pamela of Irving, son, Paul Hale and wife, Sandy of Kennewick, WA, daughter, Deann Cooper and husband, Wayne of Whitesboro, five grandsons and five great-grandchildren.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Zena Hale, brother, Claude Hale and sister, Linda Colvard.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Hale, Doug Hale, John Cooper and Wyatt Cooper.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund 124 Center St. Whitesboro, Texas 76273