Henry C. Hale Jr.

August 30, 1945 ‒ May 06, 2016

Sunbury, Ohio

Henry C “Buddy” Hale Jr., age 70, of Sunbury, Ohio, died Friday, May 6, 2016 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital with his family by his side.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Henry C Hale, Sr., and Martha Jane Underwood, and his nephew, Aaron Lee Ratliff.

Henry is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda (Stanley) Hale; loving son, Henry (Hank) C Hale III (Wendy Overdorff); loving daughter, Rebecca (Dustin) Davis; treasured grandchildren, Claire, Chloe, and Christian Hale and Madilyn and Breyden Davis. One brother, Preston H (Connie) Hale, one sister, Rosanne (Roger) Ratliff, mother in law, Arminda Stanley. Extended family – Larry (Cindy) Stanley, Barbara (Angelo) Pistone, Connie (Lyle) Vradenburg, many nieces and nephews. A host of other family members and friends.

Henry was born August 30, 1945 in Ft. Myers, Florida. Because his father was in the Air Force for 23 years, Henry lived and went to school in many states, his favorite being Alaska. He had many stories to tell us about his travels. He joined the United States Marine Corps on October 1, 1963, and served a four year term, including a tour in Viet Nam. Henry and Linda were married January 2, 1966 in Clintwood, Virginia, by the Minister Volley Church of the Baptist Church. He was baptized July 8, 1984 and became a member of the New Bethel Christian Union Church of Croton, Ohio, where he was privileged to serve in various capacities.

Henry was also a member of the Blendon Lodge No. 339 F&AM in Westerville, Ohio and the American Legion Post #254 in Johnstown, Ohio. His various jobs included Facilities Director or Assistant Director at several hospitals, including Mt. Carmel Medical Center of Columbus, Ohio, MedCenter in Marion, Ohio, Springfield Mercy, and Coshocton Hospital, and two years at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He was very humbled in knowing he could help people using his skills the Lord had blessed him with.

Henry was a good, honest Christian man who loved his family. He was loved by many and will be sadly missed.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at Sunbury, with Masonic services at 8 p.m.  Services will be Thursday 11 am at New Bethel Christian Union Church, 14144 Bethel Road, Croton, Ohio 43013, with Pastor Rex Roth officiating. Interment will follow in the Trenton Cemetery with Military Honors.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hale family and condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Dear Hank, Linda and Becky,
    Please accept our most sincere condolences with the passing of Buddy. Buddy was such a kind man who had nothing but compliments to say toward our family! We will remember his kind eyes and great smile. He was so very proud of his family! He will be greatly missed!
    With Sympathy & in Friendship,
    Frank,Margaret, Luke and Ellie Wilcox

  • I am so sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing. I was privileged to work with him at Coshocton Hospital for eight years. He taught me a lot about serving and performing with excellence – he used to say, “we’re going to knock their socks off” regarding our performance. I was especially impressed with Buddy’s kindness and generosity to others less fortunate than he. I know that there are very many people who will miss him and are saddened by his passing. I pray for the family that God’s peace and comfort will envelop you at this time, and give you great hope in knowing that you will see him again.

    Esther Martin

  • I am so very sad to hear of Buddy’s passing. I had the great pleasure and honor to work with Buddy at Coshocton Hospital for many years. Buddy hired me in 2001 with no experience in healthcare to work in the Housekeeping Dept as a Manager. He gave me the opportunity to learn the industry. He was a mentor and someone I called a friend. I missed him greatly when he left Coshocton Hospital.
    Having been in the Marine Corps myself , on a challenging day, he would say “okay Marine you’re tough” . He gave me many opportunities to expand my knowledge about the Healthcare Industry. Buddy was such a great man and I have the highest respect for him as a person, boss and a co-worker. It isn’t often you meet someone with his integrity. He will be missed, there is no doubt about it. Your family is in my prayers. May God Bless you and give you peace knowing Buddy is watching out for you all.

  • Henry C. “Buddy” Hale Jr. United States Marine Corps
    Vietnam War Veteran

    God Bless/RIP. A heartfelt Thank YOU, Buddy for your service in The Corps,and in Vietnam. Also YOU are”ONE” of The Few, The Proud, The MARINES.


  • Dear Linda and Family, we were so sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing. May you feel God’s love surround you . Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the days ahead. What wonderful memories you have of such a great man. Buddy was always smiling and loved to sit down and chat for awhile…… We will all miss you Buddy but you have received your eternal reward and we have the promise we will see you again someday ……..

  • Henry and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    The Lippert family

  • Linda,
    I was so saddened to learn of Buddy’s passing. I was privileged to have been Buddy’s secretary in Facilities Development at Mt. Carmel Medical Center for a few years. Buddy helped me so much with his compassion, understanding, patience and kindness after returning to work after the loss of my son in 1987. He was a great boss and I don’t know what I would have done without him during those difficult days. Buddy liked to talk about his family. I always felt that I knew you even though I never met you. I pray that God will provide you and your family the strength and comfort you will need during these difficult days.