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Robert Wade Hale

September 8, 1929 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Robert Hale Obituary

Robert Wade Hale, 94, passed away March 6, 2024. Bob was born in 1929 on a family farm in KY. He grew up driving a wagon, running barefoot through the bluegrass, and being a hero to his younger siblings. At 18, he married his childhood love and got a job on the N&W railroad. He taught himself to work on cars, construction, electric, and plumbing, He later worked at Ford Motor Co. He moved in 1970 to Summerfield, FL, where he built homes and worked in construction, well into his 70s.  Bob was well-known as a kind, gentle, happy, loving man.  He cooked for 20-30 people every holiday and birthday, but he was especially known for his biscuits and gravy, and his pumpkin pies. Bob was healthy and sharp all his days. He had enormous strength, of body and of faith, and he knew no fear.  Bob will be buried in the family cemetery on a hilltop in KY.  

He is survived by his sister, Norma Jean Latham; his 5 children, Sheila Smith, Robert “Bobby” Hale, Cynthia O’Brien, Roy Hale and Jennifer McAninch; 7 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 P.M. Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Gary Burton officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be Saturday at the funeral home from 12 P.M. until the funeral hour. Burial will follow at Brown-Bailey Cemetery in Greenup, KY.

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Visitation
Saturday
March 16, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home
311 James Hannah Drive
South Shore, KY 41175

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 16, 2024

2:00 PM
Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home
311 James Hannah Drive
South Shore, KY 41175

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