Kenneth Hale, 70, passed away in Lewisville, Texas, on Dec. 25, 2013. A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m., Mon., Dec. 30, 2013, at the Crestview Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, 1917 Archer City Hwy. (Hwy 79) in Wichita Falls, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thurs., Jan. 2, 2014, at Lakeland Baptist Church, 397 S. Stemmons Fwy. (I-35E), in Lewisville, Texas. Following the service, family and friends will gather at Spring Creek Bar-be-Que, 571 E Round Grove Road (FM 3040) in Lewisville, Texas.
Ken was born Oct., 7, 1943, in Dublin, Texas, to Daniel Boone Hale and Eva Cliftine (Whitfield) Hale. He was graduated from Wichita Falls Senior High School and attended Midwestern State University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967, during early years of the Vietnam Conflict.
In 1978, Ken married Anita Lorene Hall of Denton, Texas. In 2000, he retired as inventory control manager after a 34-year career at Aviall, a Boeing company located at Love Field in Dallas.
A member of First Baptist Church in Carrollton, Texas, Ken was formerly a long-time member of Lakeland Baptist Church in Lewisville, Texas. Ken was active for many years with the Christian Classic Cruisers, a car club benefitting underprivileged children in the Dallas-Fort Metroplex.
A die-hard fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Ken loved to travel; two of his favorite trips were to Paris, France, and to Oahu, Hawaii. Ken will always be remembered for his beautiful blue eyes and bright smile. He loved to be around children and animals, and he had a cute saying for every occasion.
Ken is survived by wife Anita, mother Eva Cliftine Scott, brother Don Hale and wife Mary Sue Hale of Iowa Park, Texas; sister Helen Yancey and husband Max Yancey of Wichita Falls, Texas; sister Sue Murehead and husband James Murehead of Wichita Falls, Texas; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Christian Classic Cruisers, c/o Gary Veach, President, 4709 Manning Drive, Colleyville, Texas, 76034.