Remmert Funeral Home

521 East Washington Street, East Peoria, IL


David Lee Hale

February 16, 1933September 8, 2019

David Lee Hale, 86, of Washington died peacefully at home at 10:45 pm September 8, 2019 at his home. He was born on February 16, 1933 in Alto Pass, IL. He married Clara Elam on May 21, 1952. David is survived by his wife of sixty-seven years; six children, David (Paula) Hale of East Peoria, Donna (Dave) Tadlock of Washington; Rebecca (Ken Daugherty) Hickam of Cadet, Missouri; Pamela (Rick) Robertson of Washington, Calvin (Stacey) Hale of Pekin; and Terry (Michelle) Hale of Mackinaw; fifteen grandchildren, thirty-three-great-grandchildren, and fourteen great-great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents, four sisters, and one brother. David worked at Caterpillar Inc. as a Heat Treat Operator until his retirement in 1992. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. David received an honorable discharge. David was a member and Deacon of Creve Coeur Southern Baptist Church. David touched the lives of many and loved everyone he met. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Friday, September 13, 2019 at Remmert Funeral Home. Pastor Eric Dupree will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Spring Bay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to TAPS. To view David’s memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to www.remmertfuneralhome.com.


  • Clara Elam Hale, Wife
  • David (Paula) Hale, Children
  • Donna (Dave) Tadlock, Children
  • Rebecca (Ken Daugherty) Hickam, Children
  • Pamela (Rick) Robertson, Children
  • Calvin (Stacey) Hale, Children
  • Terry (Michelle) Hale, Children
  • ~ Fifteen ~, Grandchildren
  • ~ Thirty-Three ~, Great-Grandchildren
  • ~ Fourteen ~, Great-Great-Grandchildren
  • ~ Many ~, Nieces and Nephews
  • He was preceded by his parents, four sisters, and one brother.

  • TAPS


  • Visitation Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 13, 2019


David Lee Hale

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Janet Blevins

September 11, 2019

I am truly sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs for the family.

Deb Highley

September 11, 2019

Uncle Davey was a great man. He leaves behind a beautiful family and legacy! He will be missed! Sending love and prayers to all

JoAnna Hall Carroll

September 10, 2019

My heart is with the whole family during this difficult time. Much love and prayers from the Hall family. Bless each one of you.

Peggy Reber

September 10, 2019

I am deeply sorry for your loss and am asking God to give you all comfort through this difficult time. Prayers❤
XO Peggy Reber