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John Hale Sr.

John R. Hale Sr., 67, LaGrange, died Friday, May 30, 2014. 

    He was born June 21, 1946, in Garrett, Ky., to McGaffin and Lillian (Miller) Hale.

    He was a former supervisor at A 1 Productions in Kendallville, Ind., and a member of Valentine United Baptist Church.    

    He was married January 1, 1994, in Magnolia, Texas, to Gladia Blackburn.  She preceded him in death on January 23, 2003. 

    Surviving are one son, Johnny R. Hale, LaGrange; four stepsons, Davy Thacker, Tomball, Texas, Ulan Thacker, Houston, Texas, Terry Woodruff, Sturgis, Mich., and Joe Woodruff, Sturgis, Mich.; one stepdaughter, Diane Dillingham Thacker; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Jean Copeland and Jerry Hallman. 

    He was preceded in death by his parents and one stepson, Danny Thacker. 

    Graveside service will be noon Saturday, June 7, in Ontario Cemetery with the Pastor Willie Collins officiating. 

    Online condolences may be sent at www.carneyfrostfuneral home.com

    Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.