Funeral services for Steven James Hale, 61, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Hale passed away at 10:40 a.m., Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Missouri.
He was born January 28, 1957 at West Plains, Missouri to Roy Eugene Hale and Joyce Helen Poe Hale. On April 25, 1981, he was married at West Plains, Missouri to Rita Johnston. Mr. Hale was a diesel mechanic and enjoyed farming, and taking care of his family. He was a Christian.
He is survived by two children, Bradley Hale and fiancée, Monica Kesling and Heather Dixon and husband, Travis, all of West Plains, Missouri; the mother of his children, Rita Johnston, Caulfield, Missouri; three grandchildren, Ethan Hale and wife, Sadie, Morgan Strawn and Bryce Dixon; one great-grandchild, Caroline Hale; one brother, Roy Eugene Hale, Jr. and fiancée, Debbie, Columbia, Missouri; four sisters, Linda Stubbs, Willow Springs, Missouri, Sharon Hale and special friend, Dale Harris, West Plains, Missouri, Connie Hale and fiancé, Greg Grogan, West Plains, Missouri and Carol Jo York, Willow Springs, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, one brother, Michael Thomas Hale, one sister, Debbie Hale and his dog, Wolfie, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery.