Gary Hale, age 54, of Colorado City, died Saturday in a local hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Colorado City with Shane Johnson and Dr. Jerry Shields officiating. Burial will follow in the Dorn Cemetery under the direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Mr. Hale was born April 1, 1957, in Hobbs, N.M., to Cecil and Joyce Paurm Hale and had been a resident of Mitchell County since 2000. He married Delaine Lusk on Aug. 5, 1977, in Midland, Texas. He was a pumping unit repair manager for Weatherford, International in Coahoma. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and also attended Christian Temple.
He is survived by his parents, Cecil and Joyce Hale of Colorado City; his wife, Delaine Hale of Colorado City; a son, Gary and wife Jennifer Hale of Colorado City; a daughter, LaDonna and husband Larry Towery of Colorado City; two brothers, Bill Hale and Glen Hale, both of Midland; a sister, Becky Gray of Midland; and five grandchildren, Justin Towery, Brianna Towery, Lindsey Towery, Lane Hale and Katie Hale. Also, his father and mother-in–law, Doug and Lorna Lusk of Midland; two sisters-in-law, Esther Jones and Donna and husband Kenneth Bertelson, all of Midland; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.