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Roger Hale

August 16, 1937 — July 7, 2015

Roger Hale




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ROGER PAUL HALE, 77, of Arthur, IL passed away at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at his residence in Arthur, IL.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the New Life Church in Sullivan, IL. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the New Life Church in Sullivan, IL. Pastor Dave Dolan will officiate. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Roger was born on August 16, 1937 in Arthur, IL. He was a son to Paul E. and Edna M. (Ray) Hale. He married Barbara Conners on June 6, 1956 in Corinth, MS.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara, five children, Kathryn A. Fawkes (Stephen) of London, England, David Paul Hale (Shirley) of Arthur, IL, Thomas W. Hale (Rita) of Ft. Worth, TX, Tracey L. Hunter (Kevin) of Pearland, TX, and Heather L. McLennan (Patrick) of Pearland, TX, eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and an aunt, Esther Kupish of Springfield, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Marsha Kay Hale and two great-grandchildren.

Roger graduated from Arthur High School in 1956. He served in the Navy Reserves. He retired as a Conservation Police Officer with over 20 years of service. Roger had been a full and part time barber since the age of 16.

Roger was a 50 year member of the Arthur Masonic Lodge. He attended New Life Church in Sullivan, IL.

He enjoyed archery, motorcycles and snowmobiles. He always looked forward to his annual snowmobile riding trips to Boulder Junction, WI for the past 35 years. When he retired he enjoyed taking his grandchildren Kati and Parker Poorman to school and after school activities, rebuilding motorcycles in his garage and playing with his dachshunds.


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