Born February 19, 1940

Ronald Wayne Hale Kingsport, TN

Ronald Wayne Hale was born on February 19, 1940. He stepped into glory on November 26, 2010 at 8:50am at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Toby Ann and his three children, Rhonda Ann McCloud and husband Tommy, Wayne Hale and wife Jacqueline, and Jim Hale and wife Cammy. He leaves behind five grandchildren, Nicole Leverton and husband Patrick, Matt Hale and wife Rebecca, Meagan Chadwell and husband Justin, Taylor Hale, and Austin Hale as well as his mother Dorothy Hale, his brother Gary Hale, uncle Bert Hale, and nieces and nephews.

It is difficult to condense a life well lived for 70 years into such a short paragraph. Ron excelled at basketball at Castlewood High School in the 1950’s. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 13 ½ years. Ron touched hundreds of thousands of lives all over this world. He was a successful and respected business owner with the Amway Corporation, whose business provided he and Toby the opportunity to travel the world and meet with several U.S. Presidents. He regularly traveled to the UK, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. He and Toby often visited beautiful and exciting places including Australia, Switzerland, Russia, New Zealand, Norway, Hawaii, France, Italy, and the Caribbean islands. He helped countless people achieve financial freedom and reach their life goals. He taught all who knew him, by his example, how to follow and love Christ unwaveringly and how to lead a life of wisdom and integrity. Second only to God and his family, his passion was fishing. He has fished all over the world and in every ocean, but his favorite place to fish was right here on the Clinch River. Ron loved people and was abundantly blessed with friends and business associates. He cherished his relationship with each and every one. Even though he was a busy man, Ron enjoyed life’s simple pleasures, like raising a garden, hunting, spending time with his family, and relaxing by the pool with his loyal dog Sampson. He may have left this earth, but the legacy of love of family, following one’s dreams, and passion for enjoying the simple things will live on in all whose lives he touched.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, November 28, 2010 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Celebration Church, 429 Shipley Ferry Road, Blountville, TN 37617. Funeral Service will follow at 7:00pm with Dr. Robert Russell and Ron Ball officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by American Legion Color Guard and the Tennessee National Guard on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 10:00am in East Lawn Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Pallbearers will be Matt Hale, Austin Hale, Patrick Leverton, Justin Chadwell, Steve Comfort, and Dave VanBuren.

East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hale family.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 28, 2010

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, November 28, 2010

  • Military Entombment

    Monday, November 29, 2010



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Kevin Sears

January 26, 2021

The first Amway story testimonial shared with me was Ron and Toby’s. It changed my life. My Amway business never flourished, but fast forward 25 years and I own a technical service business that spans much of the country and has changed my family tree. I learned through Ron and others not just how, but also why to reach for the stars. Nothing inspires like the power of love, and Ron and Toby loved without limits. God bless all of you.

December 28, 2010

Toby Thank you for encouraging Ron and for giving when that's all you both had. May we reconnect and renew our dream for freedom, our legacy for life and truly loving others while we are still living... Emily McDowell (North Carolina)

Michele Ponsart

December 26, 2010

Toby & Family, words cannot express the love and hugs I wish to send to all of you. As believers we know this is just a short separation but our in our humanness we miss our loved ones. Toby, you and Ron have had a major impact on my life and I cannot thank you enough for all the love you both have conveyed over the years. I have never met you one on one but have felt your love from stage and from your teaching in the business. Please know you are in our prayers and I will miss the wisdom of Ron. Some people can never be replace. Love you...

Win Clark

December 16, 2010

We share your sadness to have lost Ron for this short time, but look with joy to seeing him again with that reasuring smile, pat on the back and inspiring exhortation to build a dream and go for it. He has always been a great example of a man who loved his wife, family and his Lord with all his heart, soul and mind. We will continue to pray for you Toby and the family. We hope to see you soon. Sorry, it has taken so long to respond, we just found out about this today, Dec. 16. We love you! Win and Melanie Clark

karrie Avery

December 15, 2010

Ron was a true image of Christ in every way. Ron always saw the potential in a person in where they were going, not where they had been, good or bad. He always spoke with kindness, hope, integrity, and Christian love. He always rooted a person on. He was a fighter yet he could speak with a soft voice but make a large impact. A wonderful legacy to have us on press on for, a winner in every sense of the word and action. God gained a dynamic person though we lost a friend. May we never let you down and be a team player wuth Toby in all we do, another winner for sure! We love you both! Karrie Avery, (Warner Robins, GA)

Anoush Khaze

December 15, 2010

We had the pleasure of meeting Ron and Toby at a winter confrence in Connecticut. His message, and the the way he shared his knowledge and his heart was and is to this day an inspiration to me. He autographed a check we had writter as part of his teaching for me. It is laminated and on the wal in front of my desk as a reminder of his teaching. He will not be forgotten.

Cor & Conny Schenkenberg

December 12, 2010

It is now more than 2 weeks ago and we listen to all the tapes, CD's and Mp3's and we realise that Ron and Toby shapes our way of thinking.
To believe in Christ and believe in people. Ron ..... one day we meet again!! And we send all our love and respect to the Hale family...
Cor & Conny Schenkenmberg, The Netherlands

December 10, 2010

We are so greatful that we were blessed enough to know Ron. We had some great times and a lot of laughs and also a few tears. The tears that we shed now at his passing are for those of us left behind, for I can only imagine his joy at his meeting up with Jesus and The Father. We love you Toby, Rhonda & family and have been and will continue to pray for you during this time and at all times.

Daniel(Pogo) & Gail Johnson
(Cherokee NC)

P.S. I am going to post some photos of Ron from my old photo albums on Facebook as soon as I can locate them all.

December 9, 2010

We had the pleasure of meeting Ron and Toby at one of the Amway functions. We always learned from their teaching both on stage and on tapes.
God bless him and Toby and the family.
With sympathy,
Don and Mary Jo Bankard

Helena Chung

December 9, 2010

Although I didn't know him personally, through his audio tools, he has motivated and touched so many members of my team. I would like to send my condolences and sincere sympathy to his family.... Helena Chung, San Jose CA