Rickey Eugene Hale

February 22, 1973January 6, 2021

Rickey Eugene Hale passed from this life on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Rickey was born February 22, 1973 in Oklahoma City, OK to Paullet Biggs and Carl Hale. He graduated from Shawnee High School.

He was raised a Baptist and was in the US Navy. He worked as a bus driver for Norman Public Schools.

Some of his greatest achievements were graduating high school in Shawnee, getting his CDL, the birth of his two daughters, and becoming a Papa.

His favorite pastimes were driving his school bus and spending time with his daughters, grandkids, family, and friends. He was an avid sports fan and his favorite teams were the Pittsburgh Steelers and OU. His favorite vacation was going to Disneyland in California with his family.

He is preceded in death by his stepfather John Notturno, his brother Bobby Gene Moore, and his grandpa and grandmother Paul Eugene and Verna Mae Biggs.

He is survived by his mother Paullet Notturno, daughters Elaina Hale, and Brooklyn Hale-Christian, stepsister Anita Bryce, grandchildren Adyson Clark, Peyton Christian, Kenneth Christian and Bentley Buchanan, nephews Cody Moore, Josh Moore, Rickey Moore, and Summer Young, nieces Emily Bryce and Shayla Bryce, former spouse Maria Hale, and friend John Peard.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021


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Dana Henry

January 15, 2021

When we moved into our neighborhood in 2013, one of the first things I remember hearing from neighbors and parents on our same bus route, was that we had the most awesome driver.

My son Kollins who was fortunate to be on Rickey's bus route, would occasionally bring home little goody bags that Rickey would hand out to all his riders and (prior to covid), would even occasionally have pizza for his riders to enjoy on their afternoon ride home. I wanted to ride Rickey's bus and eat pizza!

It was a blessing to know that every school morning the first person Kollins seen was Rickey, who was always happy, smiling and waving. I cannot express the sadness I now feel every morning when the bus door opens and it is not Rickey.

I am sending up prayers for family and friends, as I cannot imagine the hurt and pain you are enduring at this time. Rickey was such an awesome person who touched a lot of lives, young and old.

Rickey will forever be missed, rest in peace.

glenda garner

January 8, 2021

Paulette, I have no words to help, just know I am thinking of you. Please take care of yourself. Glenda Garner

Daniel ford

January 7, 2021

Ricky was a pleasure to work with, always had a smile and willing to do anything you needed, I could always depend on him to cover the unexpected and last minute activity trips. You’ll be missed my friend. RIP