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Harold Hamilton Hale, Jr., 86, Raytown, Missouri passed away January 13, 2021. A visitation will be held 10:00-11:00 AM on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Missouri, 64133. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 11:00 AM. To view the service live online please visit this link Harold Hale, Jr Service LIVE A military graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on February 5, 2021 at The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.
Harold was known to most as Hal. He was born and raised in the KC area, but his heart belonged to the mountains and especially Yellowstone National Park. He served with the Marines during the Korea War, worked for Graham Paper Co., pastored Ruhamah Baptist Church, Rantoul, KS and West Towne Baptist , Wichita, KS. He became chief pilot for Mueller Industries in Memphis, TN and retired in 2000. He loved wood carving, photography , drawing, flying, motorcycles and camping. Hal was a man who loved God above all others and family was his next love. He was a people person and many times opened the door of our home to a homeless person, a prostitute, unwed mothers and children awaiting adoption. Every human being was of value to him and he never saw himself as greater than another . He lived his last 5 years of dementia with dignity and grace and was a gentleman with a sweet smile and an “I love you” on his lips right up until he walked into Heaven.
He is survived by wife Linda, daughters Susan Reynolds and husband Rex, Kelly Sheldon and husband Mike, Kimberly Emmett and husband Ryan, Tarea Stanley and husband Tyler, sons Michael Tyler and wife Sandy and Daniel Tyler and wife LeAnn . He leaves behind 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Lisa Myers says
I’m so sorry for your loss, family. I’m blessed to have known Hal and sat under his teaching at Ruhamah Baptist Church. Much love to you all.
Carol and Ron Eakin says
our love to our dear friends, Hal was the best, we met them at west town Baptist church, ron. my husband, loved Hal’s preaching and the man. Ron was rebaptised! we took motorcycle trips with them, had so many fun great memories. Hal had a great sense of humor, so loving and caring and yes he loved his Lord and family. til we meet again. love you Linda and kids.
Karla Willcut says
Some of my fondest memories at Ruhamah Baptist Church was as him the pastor. He baptised my husband Dean and was the officiant of our wedding!! Our sincere condolences to his family. I look forward to seeing him again when I get to heaven!!
Robyn Highfill says
I was so blessed to be called friend and have Hal as a friend. A smile, a love you, an I appreciate you gesture towards all. He will be missed by so many. Lord, thank you for this wonderful person you put in my life for a season. For the memories that I have stored in my heart of this gentle, fun, loving spirit that served you with all his being.
Carol Cronenbold says
Linda and family – I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking with Hal and listening to his memories of flying. It was fun having him in our exercise sessions or just saying ‘HI’ when I saw him outside when I was taking a walk.