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Don C. Hale Sr.

Don C. Hale Sr., 80 of Columbia, Ky. passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2017 at 4:05 a.m. at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Ky. after an illness.

He was born Dec. 19, 1937 near Chance, Ky. the son of the late Everett and Edna Humes Hale.

He was preceded in death by a son, Chris Everett Hale in 1986, two brothers, Ron Hale, Kenny Hale, four sisters Betty Sue Hale, Bernice Velman, Beatrice Jessee, and Ramona Rogers.

Mr. Hale is survived by: his wife, Geraldine O’Brien Hale of Columbia; two sons, Donald Charles Hale Jr. and wife Donna of Valparaiso, Ind., Rick L. Hale and wife Kim M. of Downers Grove, Ill.; one daughter, Melody Ann Brown and husband Jeff of Columbia; two brothers, Everett Hale Jr. and Larry Hale both of Shepherdsville; one sister, Brenda Hale of Louisville; ten grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Mr. Hale was a member of the Charity Baptist Church and was a retired machine operator for Worthington Industries in Indiana. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR,

woodworking and playing cards with family.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Stotts-Phelps- McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. David Karnes and Bro. Jim Hagan officiating.

The family request visiting after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Visiting on Monday, January 8, 2018 after 10:00 a.m. and funeral services at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home in Justice, Ill.

Burial will take place in the Bethania Cemetery in Justice, Ill.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Charity Baptist Church.