Sept. 21, 1941-Dec. 27, 2006
H. Ray Hale, 65, Indianapolis, died Wednesday at Community Hospital South.
Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Ray T. and Ada (Magee) Hale.
He graduated from Annville Institute in Annville, Ky. He joined the U.S. Air Force, serving at Forbes Air Force Base near Topeka, Kan.
He operated the Oliver Avenue Laundromat for more than 30 years and worked for the Chevrolet Division of General Motors for 19 years in both Indianapolis and Livonia, Mich.
He was a life member of the Lynhurst Lodge 723 of Free Masons. He was also a life member of the Scottish Rite, N.M.J., Valley of Indianapolis, the Murat Shrine and a member of Indianapolis Lodge No. 669 Masons. He was the past associate guardian of Bethel 11 of jobs daughters and was a Colonel of the Order of Kentucky Colonels.
Survivors include his mother, Danville; step-mother Elizabeth Hale, Ocklawaha, Fla.; brother Bruce A. Hale and wife Linda, New Maysville; several nieces and nephews, including Amy R. Hale, Greencastle; several step-nieces and step-nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; aunts and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father; sister Helen J. Hale, Somerset, Ky.; maternal and paternal grandparents, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rough Creek Cemetery near London, Ky.
Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. at the Lynhurst Neighborhood Funeral Home, located at Lynhurst and Morris streets, Indianapolis, followed by a Masonic Memorial service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, 525 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, 46204 or by visiting the organization's website at www.imhf.org.