Eugene Everett Hale, 70, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2010, near Eunice, Missouri.
He was born on April 4, 1940 near Cabool, the son of Earl and Ruth (Colburn) Hale. Gene was raised and lived in the Cabool area all of his life.
In 1960, Gene was united in marriage to Donna Faye Grogan, and to this union two sons were born, William “Wink” and Steven Hale. Steven passed away as an infant and Donna passed away in 1994.
In 1996, Gene was united in marriage to Lavaughn Brown Collins; they had been married for 14 years at the time of his passing.
Gene “Redbone” was a truck driver all of his life. Lavaughn spent many hours on the road with Gene in the truck. Besides trucking, Gene enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church where he was saved on February 12, 2006.
Gene is survived by his wife, Lavaughn of the home; his brother, Jimmie Hale of Cabool; his son, Wink Hale and wife Elizabeth; stepsons Rick Martindale and Jeff Sigman and wife Kristy; grandchildren Scott Martindale, Stephanie Martindale, Amber Hale Wilson, April Hale, Josh, Jacob and Justin Sigman, and Samantha Music, Shelby Music and Jesse Hale; five great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and close friends.
Gene never knew a stranger and was always willing to help anyone in need. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him.
Services were at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 13, 2010, at the Mt. Pisgah Church near Cabool with Rev. David Carroll officiating. Pallbearers were Jeff Cole, Jim Carr, Randy Carr, Scott Martindale, Josh Sigman and Jacob Sigman. Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Hunter, Ronnie Sigman and Louie Adams. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.