Robert M. Hale "Bob" CHARLOTTE - Robert "Bob" M. Hale, 81, of Charlotte, NC, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2014, at home with his family. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM. Family will be receiving friends and family at 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with Fr. Pat Hoare officiating. Private Family Burial will follow the funeral at Forest Lawn East in Matthews. Robert was born in Straight Creek, KY on July 7, 1932, and married Carol Helen Meyers on September 17, 1955; they were blessed with 58 years of marriage. Robert served in the Army
during the Korean War
from 1952 - 1954 when he was honorably discharged. He worked as a Quality Control Engineer for over 30 years. Robert is survived by his wife Carol; sister Sallie Wood; sons, Mark (Sherry) Hale; David (Sylvia) Hale; Kevin Hale; daughters, Marie (Jay) Overman; Nancy (Walt) Kemp; Linda Hale; Theresa (Bart) Riek; Michele (Tim) Myers; 17 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. Robert is preceded in death by his parents Toliver and Ellen Hale; his sisters Lay Donald Garrison, Lucy Mae Donola, Willie Louise Mele, Della Lorene Hale, Tollie Ethel Smith; and his brother, William Frederic Hale. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Hospice & Palliative Care-Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204 or to St. John Neumann Renovation Fund, 8451 Idlewild Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28227. The family of Robert Hale wishes to thank the Charlotte Hospice & Palliative Care, with special thanks to Emily and LaToya, for their assistance and support. Online condolences may be addressed to www.carolinafuneral.com
. Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted with the arrangements.