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Roger Hale March 3, 1942 - January 13, 2023

Date of Funeral

January 17, 2023

Roger Ray Hale, age 80 of Republic, Missouri, passed away early Friday morning, January 13, 2023, in his home surrounded by all his girls. He was born March 3, 1942, at “The Old Home Place” in Ozark Missouri, the son of William Monroe and Lillie Ruth Hale. On May 14, 1962, he married the only love of his life, Diana Susan Hale. They were blessed with six beautiful daughters, Penny Rowland of Republic, Missouri, Tammy Long of Clever, Missouri, Pammy Sturgeon of Springfield Missouri, Sandy Harter of Billings, Missouri and Bobbie Medling of Republic, Missouri. Daughter Cindy Ruth Hale passed away at the young age of 6 years old.

Roger proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and received an honorable discharge in 1965.

Roger was known for his kind and generous heart. He never knew a stranger and was an exciting and funny person to be around! His loves included God, family, friends and music. He was a very skilled and adaptable musician with many talents!

He was preceded in death by his daughter Cindy Ruth Hale, his mother Lillie Ruth Hale, his father William Monroe Hale, his sisters Eva Vaughan, Dortha Perkins, Imagene Eddings, Christina Newsom, Mary Wilson and his brothers Oliver Hale, Clifford Hale, and Joe Hale.

In addition to his five daughters, Roger is also survived by nine grandchildren Tiffany Sturgeon, Justin Medling, Jennifer McKnight, Mekaela Forgey, Roger Rowland, Sean Sturgeon, Madison Long, Jordan Medling, Jackson Medling; seven great-grandchildren Aaliyah Rowland, Elijah Rowland, Gabe Forgey, Greyson Forgey, Raelynn Forgey, Rhett Sturgeon, and Ensley Sturgeon.

Funeral services for Roger will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 17, 2023 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Burial with full military honors will follow in Prospect Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:00 P.M. Tuesday until service time in the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.



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    Carol Baker says

    Very sad to hear of Rogers passing. We have played music with Roger years ago as have many friends around in this area. He will be missed by many. Sending our deepest sympathy to the family and friends, Bill and Carol Baker

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    Larry & Mary Mayfield says

    Remembering the many fun and special times with Roger as fiddler for Missouri Mountain Gang.. so many stories to treasure. Love you forever Roger.

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    Becky Yow says

    So sorry to hear of Rogers passing. great musician . Wonderful friend .

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    Anita Blouin says

    I have so many wonderful memories of my Uncle Roger. He was my mom‘s baby brother and there was always something so special about him and his family. As a young girl, he made such a memorable impression upon me. I have so many treasured memories. I’m so thankful he was part of my life and I will never forget the many special times we shared together.
    My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to all his beautiful daughters and my precious Aunt Diane. My prayers will be with you all.🙏🏻❤️

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