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William Hale

1924 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
William Hale Obituary
Hale, William
1924 - 2018
William Bernard Hale, 93, of Bexley, Ohio, passed away peacefully with family by his side on January 25, 2018. He was preceded in death six months prior by his beloved wife Doris. They were high school sweethearts and shared a beautiful marriage of 71 years. Dad was born to the late Esther Barbara and William Bryan Hale. He attended Columbus South High School graduating in the class of 1943. After graduation he enlisted in the US Marine Corp. Dad served proudly in World War ll in the South Pacific as an aircraft mechanic/crew chief. Anyone that new Dad knew how much he loved the Corp. and raised the Marine Corp. flag daily at his home. His father, brother, two sons and a nephew also served in the Marine Corp. Dad was a devoted grandfather and always had a joke or prank up his sleeves. He loved his dogs, Sandy, Shorty, Freddie and Lexis. His favorite color was YELLOW and enjoyed his sweets! You would always see him in a Yellow sweater or shirt wherever he went. Candy and Cookies were always present for all to enjoy. Dad was an avid Model Airplane Enthusiast, National Champion & Competitor traveling the US to compete at model meets. His aviation passion began as a teenager when his family opened a Hobby Shop in the south end of Columbus. He won so many trophies a room was set aside to display them and highlight his Aviation successes. Dad was a successful salesman for Wilson Floors for over 30 years. He was the oldest of three children. Preceded in death by brother Richard Hale of Buckeye Lake. He is survived by his sister, Janice (Sue) Case of Zanesville, Ohio; his 4 children, Kathy Hale Boston of Westerville, Ohio, William (Michael) Hale (Ruthie) of Camarillo, CA, Greg Hale of Titusville, Florida, Steve Hale, Columbus, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Jeanette Hale Gates, Jason Cryder, Cindy Boston Gold, Brian Hale, Melissa Boston and Karen Rothermel; 9 great-grandchildren, Bryan Gates, Erin Gates, Ben Cryder, Zackery Cryder, Katie Boston Gold, Bryson Hale, Chase Polley, Jacob Hale and Madison Hale. The family would like to deeply thank Brookdale Cooper Rd and Mt. Carmel St. Ann's Palliative/Hospice for their loving care and excellent medical expertise. A celebration of his life will be held in May. Date to be announced. Contact the Woodyard East Chapel at 614-221-7746 with any questions. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Doris Hale Nursing Scholarship Fund through the Columbus Medical Association Foundation, 1390 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, or online at http://www.cmaloop.org/cmafoundation/charitable-giving/fund-desciptions/dorishale. Arrangements entrusted to WOODYARD EAST CHAPEL.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2018
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