Donnie Wayne Hale

December 1, 1949January 29, 2014
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Donnie Wayne Hale, 64, of Westbrook, Texas passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, January 29, 2014.

He is the son of the late Floyd and LaVada Hale. On December 22, 1972, he married his wife, Judy Chambers at the Westbrook Methodist Church. He was a 1970 graduate of Hobbs High School in Hobbs, Texas. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1970-1975 and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant. In 1976, he began his career in the oilfield working for Mabee Petroleum. In 2004, he retired from Anadarko Petroleum Corp, began his own oil company, in addition to going to work full time with his two sons. Donnie was a strong supporter of Westbrook ISD and was currently serving as President of the WISD Board of Trustees.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Chambers Hale of Westbrook, one daughter, Sheila Holt and her husband Jay of Coahoma, two sons Brad Hale and his wife, Diedra of Westbrook, and Jim Bob Hale and his wife, Mandie of Westbrook, six grandchildren: Jayden Holt, Reagan Hale, Conner Holt, Sadie Hale, Cooper Hale, and Donnie Creed Hale. He is also survived by three sisters, Donna Ginkinger of Westbrook, Diane Petty and her husband, David of Westbrook, Pansy Fernandez and her husband, Paul of Westbrook, and two brothers Eddie Hale of Westbrook, and Ray Hale and his wife, Cindy of Westbrook and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and LaVada Hale and his brother, Wendell Hale.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 31, 2014 at Kiker-Seale Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00pm. Services will be held at 22nd and Austin Church of Christ in Colorado City, TX on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:00pm. Burial to follow in the Westbrook Cemetery.

Services are under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

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  • Visitation Friday, January 31, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 1, 2014

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Sheila Grego(Henretta)

February 21, 2014

Judy and Family, My heart is truly broken to hear of your loss. There are no two people on earth that could have been more wonderful to Duffy and I when we were all Marine Corps families than you and Donnie. You mean more to me than words can say. The memories of the times we shared do as well. You have never been forgotten. To know that both of our Marines have passed is tough to swallow. Donnie was so kind. Judy, you and your beautiful family are in my thoughts and prayers. My Love,Sheila Grego (Henretta)

February 5, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Love John, Annette Willis and Family (Temple Texas)

Steven Wright

February 3, 2014

Jay and Sheila, I was so sorry to hear about your loss! Mr. Hale would run the "chains" on Friday nites at the f football games, and did a great job!!!! One of the best in the state!!! And from one "Vet" to another, Thank You for your service Mr. Hale!!! God Bless all of Y'all !!!!

February 1, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow. May God comfort you all. Gene and Carolyn Rankin and family.

Cindy Klaus

January 31, 2014

Judy and family....My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time..I know Donnie will be so missed by all who knew & loved him...May God comfort and guide you all in the days ahead....Much love to you all, Cindy (Parrish) Klaus & family

Georgie Porter

January 31, 2014

Jay and Sheila I am so sorry for your loss. I'll be praying for God's comfort and strength in the days and weeks to come. Love, Georgie

January 31, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love Gay Nell and Danny Walker

Fellow Marine

January 31, 2014

Hale Family; God will definitely show you the way to smiling again. Just remember all the good times you shared as a family, all the love he gave you throughout the years and lean on your friends for strength. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time.

January 31, 2014

We are so sorry to hear to hear of your loss of your beloved Donnie. Our love and prayers are with you and the family.
Tommy and Mary Alice Allison

Linda Epperson

January 31, 2014

Judy, I'm so sorry for your unexpected loss. May Gods comfort help your family through now and many coming days. We at Plainview are with you in spirit and love.