Connie Earl Hale Jr.

February 29, 1928June 10, 2021

Connie Earl Hale, Jr. of Dallas passed away on June tenth, Two Thousand Twenty One. Connie was born in Dallas, Texas on February 29, 1928, to Ursula Morrison and Connie Earl Hale, Sr. Connie grew up in Henderson, Texas before moving to Dallas where he attended Crozier Tech. It was there that he met and later married his high school sweetheart Doris McKelvey. They were together for 61 years, until her death in 2007. He was a member of two championship football teams. One at Crozier Tech and the other as co-captain of the team while serving in occupation duty with the 11th Airborne as a paratrooper in Hokkaido, Japan. Following his Army service, Connie returned to Dallas and graduated from SMU in 1951. He was employed by Arthur Andersen and later moved to Kansas City where he became Vice President of Yellow Transit Freight. While in Kansas City, he was elected to the Linwood School Board for 8 years. He moved his family back to Dallas in 1970 and began a career with Red Ball Motor Freight. Connie is survived by his sons Andrew and wife Nancy, David and wife Henrietta and daughter Stacey Hale Thoele, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by his special friend Bobbie Blesh, who provided love, companionship, and great care in his later years, her daughters, Sharon and Joy, and son Warren. Special thanks to Faith Presbyterian Hospice and Connie’s very special nurse, Stellah. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Connie’s honor to Faith Presbyterian Hospice. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, June Fifteenth at 11:00am at Hillcrest Mausoleum and Memorial park on Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas.


  • Visitation

    Monday, June 14, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021


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Warren Blesh

June 14, 2021

Connie was a wonderful man and friend to my mother for many years. He was a real gentleman and always kept up with me and my sisters.

He loved his Dallas Morning News, Cable TV and sports. He was one of the most well read men I have known.

Moreover, Connie was a good Christian man and now rests with the angels in heaven. He will be missed but not forgotten.

Warren Blesh

Kristi McKelvey Zura

June 12, 2021

My Precious Uncle Connie, I love you! Our hearts are breaking because you are gone, but I know you are pain free now and at peace in Heaven. Rest in Paradise!

Sharon Arnold

June 12, 2021

A fun memory was when Connie, Joy and I went to a park and we flew his remote control helicopter! He got such a kick out of it as much as we did!

Everyone needs a good friend, and I’m thankful for the great friendship mom and Connie had over the past 12 years.

He loved having us pop in to see them and always told us “thank you for coming…..,,,come back”!


Joy Denley

June 11, 2021

I feel blessed that Connie was such a special part of my life the last 10 years. Two of my favorite memories are the day that we went out and flew a remote helicopter that he had and the day he took me for a ride in his mustang convertible with the top down! A great person and lots of good memories!