Visitation
Venue on Broadway
2202 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Friday, November 20, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
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Celebration of Life Service
Venue on Broadway
2202 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Friday, November 20, 2020
10:00 a.m.
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Dawson County Cemetery
Lamesa, TX  

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Billy Hale

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November 20, 1934 - November 16, 2020


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Bill Hale was called home to our Heavenly Father and great comforter on November 16, 2020. Bill was born on November 20, 1934 to Armond and Velma Hale in Roby, Texas but soon moved to Lamesa, Texas where he would call home for many years. He graduated Lamesa
High School in 1950 and farmed in partnership with his father and brothers. Bill entered the US Air Force in 1953 and served until 1957. He served in the Korean War and was stationed at Itazuke Air Force Base in Fukuoka, Japan and Unishima Air Force Detachment in Unishima,
Japan in 1954. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant in Communications. Bill married Mary Lou English in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1953. Together they had two children, Theresa Renee Hale born in Hobbs, NM and Ronald Bruce Hale born in Lamesa, TX. Bill and Mary divorced in 1965. Bill then graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 1975. He was working at New Mexico State University when he met his loving wife of 50 years, Gloria Raulston. They were married in Lamesa, TX. Together they had two children, Bryan Douglas Hale, born in Lubbock, TX and Traci Junell Hale, born in Lubbock, TX. Bill retired with 30 years service from Texas Tech University where he was Director of Administrative Information Systems. In retirement he volunteered his time putting together solar bible players for the Sunset International Bible Institute became Papa Daycare for his Lubbock grandkids, was an avid puzzler, quilter, and a lifetime spoonerist.

Bill was a devout Christian, loving husband, one-of-a-kind daddy, and amazing Papa. He instantly made an impression on everyone he met with his enormous smile, kind eyes, warm heart and his wry sense of humor. Bill enjoyed all things sports from Texas Tech baseball,
football, and basketball to watching his grandchildren play hockey, volleyball, and swim. He was a true Patriarch who taught his loved ones to always put family first. Bill loved his family fiercely until the end and will be missed greatly. Bill is preceded in death by his parents Armond and Velma Hale, brother Bob Hale, sister, Beverly Wood, and daughter Renee Hale. He is survived by his wife Gloria Hale, Brother Bud Hale, son Bruce Hale, son Bryan Hale and his wife Mysti Hale, daughter Traci Davidson and her husband Jeremy Davidson, grandchildren Hailey Hale, Sebastian Hale, Gage Davidson, Molly Davidson and many nieces and nephews who all adored him.

For those who are not able to attend, there will be a live stream video of the service at www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com. You will find the link under Bill Hale’s obituary. The link will go active at 9:50am.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sunset International Bible Institute Solar Player Mission or Sunset Church of Christ Missions, 3723 34th St. Lubbock, TX 79401.



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7 Condolence(s)
Julie Bacon (Raulston)
Lake Tapps, WA
Friday, November 20, 2020

Uncle Bill, You will truly be missed. I know you are in our Heavenly Father's arms. My love and prayers go out to Aunt Gloria and the entire family.

Debbie Dowdy
LUBBOCK, TX
Friday, November 20, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Gina McNutt
Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, November 20, 2020

Uncle Bill, words cannot express my sadness. You were an important part of my life and had such an influence on me in so many positive ways. You are truly one of a kind and will be missed by so many! I am, however, rejoicing that you are now with our heavenly Father surrounded by family members that have gone before. I know we will meet again someday. Until then, we will all keep you in our hearts.

Becky Yeates
Lubbock,
Thursday, November 19, 2020

I am sad to learn that Bill has passed away. I worked for Bill in AIS, TTU during the 1980’s. I know he will be missed by his family, friends and work acquaintances. My heartfelt condolences to Gloria and his children and grandchildren.

Helen Ledesma
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Know I am praying for you at this most difficult time. I

Rita Bishop
Billings, MT
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Uncle Bill you will be missed dearly! Tracie was spot on when she said that you were adored by your nieces and nephews. Till we meet again!!

Kelle Hester
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

My heart and prayers go out to you all of you. Bill was a very special man in so many ways. 31 years ago he hired this young, freshly graduated programmer and put up with me for years! I am so thankful for his guidance and kindness. He will be missed.