Kenneth "Johnny" Hale Jr. age 80, of Sylvan Dr., Bardstown, died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.
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Born Aug. 25, 1933 in Washington County, he was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Hale Sr. and Lois Ann West Hale and three brothers, Vance, Billy and Jimmy Hale.
He was a self-employed general contractor for many years, was the former chief of the Springfield Fire Department, former assistant chief of the Bardstown Fire Department and a Methodist.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Carol Selby Hale; three daughters, Terry Lynn (David) Hubbard of Springfield, Kathy (Jeff) Ross of Louisville and Beth (Jay) Jordon of Bardstown; a son, Michael Ryan of Bardstown; five grandchildren, Jon Ryan, Seth Winstead, Jeremy Downs, Susie Kinniard and Katie Jordon and six great grandchildren.
Private funeral services were held Friday, March 14, 2014 at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home in Springfield with Rev. John Sanderson, pastor of Bardstown Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was in Bardstown Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David White, Cliff Kinniard, Charlie, Joseph Goatley, Hunter Goatley and John Goatley.
Contributions are suggested to Springfield or Bardstown City Fire Departments.
Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Hale Polin Robinson Funeral Home
221 East Main Street
Springfield, KY 40069
Published in The Springfield Sun on Mar. 19, 2014