He was born on Aug. 7, 1953, to the late Annetta (Johnson) Patterson and Denny Hale. He was married on March 7, 1987, to Brenda Maureen Fitzgerald, who survives.
He was a resident of Kosciusko County, Ind., for the past 56 years, where he attended Warsaw High School. He worked in maintenance for Creighton Brothers for over 40 years.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife: Brenda Maureen Hale, Warsaw; four daughters: Misty Hale, Napoleon, Ohio; Lisa McKinney and companion James See, Warsaw; Heather Hale and companion Brandon Sensibaugh, Warsaw; and Jessica Hale, Warsaw; five grandchildren: Rebekah Norman, Jacob Hale, Brianna Hale-Gilley, Taylor Hale-Mckinney, and Oliver Sensibaugh.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 .m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, and also from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw. His funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the funeral home and officiated by Reverend Fannie Hale. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw.
Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 601 W. Edison Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545.