Donald E. Hale

Donald E. Hale

Donald E. Hale, age 83, of Archer City, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021, in Wichita Falls.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City with Roger Deerinwater, officiating. Interment will follow in the Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, October 25, 2021, at Aulds Funeral Home.

Donald was born February 19, 1938 in Megargel, Texas to the late Jim Raymond Hale and Pearl Ida Revelle Hale.

He married Melva Dell Wheeler on March 28, 1957, in Archer City, Texas. She preceded him in death on March 8, 2010.

Donald worked in the oilfield throughout his life. He was well known among his friends for his football stories and oilfield experience. Donald coached little league sports for many years and always followed his grandchildren in whatever sport they were playing. His grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren were his pride and joy.

Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Davis and Tammie Wilkerson of Archer City; one son, Wayne Hale of Olney; eleven grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Belinda “Bindy” Newman; and his brother, Billy J. Hale.

The family would like to thank Amy Holley and Ashley Turner from Healing Hands Healthcare for their love and care for Donald.

The family suggests memorials to the Archer Service Center, P.O. Box 578, Archer City, Texas 76351.

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