The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

January 12, 2014

Charles F. Hale

DANVILLE — Charles F. Hale, 61, of Danville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

He was born June 15, 1952, in Crawfordsville, Ind., the son of Charles Grant and Ellen Jane Pankow Hale.

He is survived by his daughters, Tina Kendall, Donna (Terry) Ryan, Amy (Owen) Mockbee and Jeannie (Gene) Glines; his brothers, Steven (Cindy) Hale, John Hale and Jerry Hale; his sisters, Roxy (John) Hale-Ehman and Jody (Ron) Hale-Cohen; his grandchildren, Anthony, Dakota and Misti Ryan, Casey, Noah, John, Jacob Mockbee, Meranda Hale, Cameron Laws, Jessie, Nikki, Katie and Michael Glines; his great-grandchildren, Laeni and Sydney Ryan, Lilly Scheffert, Emma Richter, Jordan King, and Sophia Samson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Rick Hale.

Charles was a man who knew no stranger; he opened his home and his heart to anyone. He was not above sacrificing his own time to help others. Charles worked at Goodyear in Danville for 35 years; and would often help people outside of work with any repairs.

Charles loved to fish and go boating; he also could be found spinning ladies across the dance floor. He loved music; he enjoyed playing guitar and singing. He used to play to his daughters when they were younger. Charles also loved spending time riding on horseback.

Above all else, Charles loved his family he will be sorely missed by anyone who was fortunate enough to have known him.

A visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 15, 2014, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville. A celebration of Charles’ life will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Please join the Hale Family in sharing memories, pictures and videos of Charles’ life on his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hale family.

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