Dannie L. Hale
Dannie L. Hale, 79, Sharpsville, died at 9:10 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at his residence, with his family by his side. He was born on March 12, 1940, in Kokomo, Indiana, to Donald and Laura (Wycoff) Hale. On Oct. 2, 1960, he married Lily Miller, and she survives.
Dannie was a foreman at Chrysler Transmission in Kokomo, where he worked for 30 years, retiring in 1995. He graduated from Prairie High School in 1959, driving from Kokomo every school day. Dannie was a member of the Sharpsville Lions Club, Tri-Central Athletic Boosters, Prairie Alumni, and volunteered at Tri-Central Elementary as a door monitor. He was a precinct committeeman in Prairie Township for several years and also served as a Democratic sheriff during elections in Prairie Township. Dannie loved all sports and one of his favorite pastimes was hollering at the officials at basketball games.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lily, Sharpsville; three children, Phillip Hale, Melissa Hale, and Michele Hale, all of Sharpsville; a brother, Bill Hale and wife Donna, The Villages, Florida; four grandchildren, Judy Coker and husband Wayne, Joella Grant and husband Nick, Phillip Hale Jr. and wife Amber, and Danielle Hale; eight great-grandchildren, Hannah, Ava, and Jack Coker, Kyler McFarland, Landon Grant, Kinley, Kamden, and Kendall Hale. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Leon Hale and Ronnie Allen Hale.
Funeral services for Dannie will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 12, at Young-Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sharpsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations in Dannie's honor may be made to Riley Children's Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Published on July 9, 2019


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