Henry C. Hale Jr.
August 30, 1945 ‒ May 06, 2016
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