Funeral services for Michael Thomas Hale, 50, West Plains, Missouri, will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2012, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mr. Hale died at 8:58 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. He was born July 29, 1961, at Calico Rock, Arkansas, to Roy Eugene and Joyce Helen Poe Hale. He loved playing sports, shooting pool and playing cards with his friends. Mr. Hale was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by two brothers, Roy Eugene Hale, Jr., fiancée Debbie, Moberly, Missouri and Steven Hale, West Plains, Missouri; four sisters, Linda Stubbs, husband, Kenneth, Willow Springs, Missouri, Sharon Hale, special friend, Dale Harris, West Plains, Missouri, Connie Hale, fiancé, Clinton Lung, West Plains, Missouri and Carol Jo York, West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, one sister, Deborah Ann Hale, one niece, Crystal Dawn Collins, one nephew, Konnie Stubbs and one great-nephew, Canyon Collins, precede him in death.
Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.