Floyd E. Hale DDS
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Floyd E. Hale, DDS

age 93, of Indianapolis, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015, at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville. He was born February 22, 1922 in Hymera, IN as the son of the late Emma and William Hale. He graduated from Worthington-Jefferson High School in 1940.  Floyd served as a pilot in the Navy from 1940 to 1950. He married Dorothy (Duckworth) on June 20, 1948 in Worthington, IN. He graduated from IU Dental School in 1955, and practiced dentistry from 1955 to 1995.

Dr. Hale was a life time member of the IU alumni Association and Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity and organized each annual reunion for 50 plus years. In 2013, the IU School of Dentistry Alumni Association presented him the Distinguished Alumnus Award. The Indianapolis District Dental Society honored him as a 55 year member in 2010 and again as a 60 year member in 2015 for his Dedication and Loyalty. Floyd also served the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hospital as a dentist for the race drivers and staff for 15 years. He was a 50 year member of the Paul Coble American Legion Post 26. While practicing dentistry, Dr. Hale was also a part-time faculty member in the Prosthetics Department at the IU School of Dentistry. He created the first mouthpiece for a quarterback to use at the IU football game in 1957. In the 1980's he created the first lighted hand piece for use in the dental field. Floyd was an avid golfer for years. He also spent many weekends working on the Hale Farm in Worthington, IN.

Floyd is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy, of Indianapolis; daughter Anna Marie (Michael) McCord, of Wilder, KY; son Alan (Patti) Hale of Indianapolis; and four grandchildren, Philip and Matthew Hale, and Kara and Emily McCord. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Robert and Ernest Hale.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. with service to follow immediately after at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 5215 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46226. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

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Published in The Indianapolis Star on Sep. 6, 2015.
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