Roy Elmer Hale died on April 14, 2018 in Harker Heights.

He was born Aug. 12, 1923 in Kempner to the late Charles Melvin and Rose Ettie Hale.

Mr. Hale served in the United States Army and later worked as a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his wife Agnes Pauline Hale and by seven siblings.

Mr. Hale is survived by his children, Patsy Jean Hosband, Betsy Geraldine Finley, Jimmy Edward Hale, Barbara Ann Blum, Ronnie Dale Hale and Regina Diane Henderson; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, John Aubrey Hale of Arkansas; and numerous other family members.

A visitation was held April 18 at Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights, with a graveside service immediately afterward at Garden of Memories Cemetery, State Highway 195.