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Samuel Paul Hale, 92, of Jackson passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
He was born August 29, 1926, in Jackson, to Warren S. and Elva Blaylock Hale.
He and Dorothy “Imogene“ Brown were married March 28, 1948, in Advance, Missouri. Three children were born to their union, and they had been married nearly 69 years when Imogene passed away February 4, 2017.
Sam attended school in Jackson. He entered the U.S. Army January 4, 1945, serving in the Philippines and Okinawa, Japan during World War II. He was honorably discharged as a corporal on November 5, 1946.
Sam worked 44 years at the former International Shoe Company in Jackson, retiring in 1988.
Loving survivors include two children, Douglas (Carolyn) Hale and Diana (the late Joe) Culver, both of Jackson; a brother, Jerry Hale of Jackson; six grandchildren: Darren (Stephanie) Hale, Leah (Chuck) Farris, Angela Clayton, Rebecca (Aaron) Whitmer, Crystal Weaver (Christian) Voigt, and Joey Culver; ten great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; and many friends at the Monticello House in Jackson, where Sam resided the past three years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, a daughter, Debra Ann Caviness; two brothers; three sisters; and his parents.
Visitation is from 12:30 p.m. to service time, Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Bro. Don Barnett of Lone Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church in Hillsboro, Missouri, will officiate the funeral ceremony at 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at the funeral home. Military honors will be rendered at the funeral home immediately following the ceremony.
Burial is private.
In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorial contributions to Lone Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church, c/o McCombs Funeral Home, 640 W. Independence, Jackson, MO 63755.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.
Lone Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church of Hillsboro, Missouri
c/o McCombs Funeral Home, 640 W. Independence, Jackson MO 63755