Tahlequah Daily Press

January 22, 2013

Rick Hale


TAHLEQUAH — A memorial service for Rick Hale will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Green Country Funeral Home chapel. Burial will take place afterward at Stilwell City Cemetery, Stilwell, under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.tahlequahfuneral.com.

Rickey Alan Hale, the son of Andrew Hale and Dorothy (Haney) Stufflebeam, was born Dec. 19, 1953, in Texas, and went peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Jan. 15, 2013, at the age of 59.

Rick loved life and he loved his family. He was close with his children, and was often spending time with his daughter and grandson, affectionately known as “Red Head.” He was also an avid sports fan, who had a wealth of knowledge about all sports, and it was not uncommon to see him rooting for his beloved OU Sooners.

Toward the end of his life, Rick re-dedicated himself to our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

Rick was preceded in death by his father, Andrew.

He is survived by his loving family who will dearly miss him. His family includes daughter, Alessandria Hale of Tulsa; sons, Samuel Hale and wife Stephanie of Cyril, Chris Hale and wife Heather of Tahlequah, and Brandon Hale of Tahlequah. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Aiden, Corey, and Ava; and step-grandson Eric; mother Dorothy (Haney) Stufflebeam and husband George of Tahlequah; brother Tim Hale of Houston; sisters, Karen Fishburn of Tulsa, Denise Dean of Tahlequah, and Sharon Collins of Tulsa; cousin Billy Hale of Anson; and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

In lieu of flowers, the children request donations be made in Rick’s name to the American Cancer Society.

Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, (918) 458-5055.