Robert Hale Sr.

HOLLAND — Robert Hale Sr., 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at Resthaven Care Center in Holland.

He was born on July 10, 1941, to the late Tillard and Ethel Hale (Churchill) in Flint. On Aug. 20, 1961, he married, Elila May DeVoe and they made their home in Reed City, where they raised five children, Tracy (Hale) Camburn, Dave and Lorri (Hale) Beck, Victor and Chris (Hale) Marcial, Sandi Hale and Robert Hale, Jr.

Robert was so very proud of his grandchildren, Shara, Courtney, Wendy and Landon; and his five great-grandchildren.

Later in life, he married Irene Nelson, who survives. He also is survived by three sisters; an aunt; an uncle; and many cousins.

Robert was a hardworking man, often holding down two or more jobs to make ends meet for the family. He was employed at the Reed City School systems for nearly 40 years.

Services will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at the Reed City Church of the Nazarene.