Glenn passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday morning, June 16, 2012.
He was born Dec. 2, 1926, to John and Mary Hale in Vivian, La. He was a member of Tyler Tabernacle Pentecostal Church. He retired from Path Products in Jacksonville in 1992. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Hale; one brother, John "Buck" Hale; four sisters, Virginia Hammons, Anna Bell Lucas, Mildred Hill and Gloria Walding.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frankie Hale; one son and wife, Paul and Susan Hale of Whitehouse. He has two granddaughters, Tisha Coon and husband Jeremy of Whitehouse and Tosha Hale of Bullard. He had five great-grandchildren, Caleb, Clayton, Ally and Jackson Coon and Skylar Thompson; one stepgranddaughter, Krystal Thorne; and one stepgrandson, Cody Thorne.
Glenn served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946 in the U.S. and Germany. He played Minor League baseball from 1947 to 1950 for several teams including the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cleveland Indians. He came back to Jacksonville and played for the Jacksonville Jax. Glenn enjoyed singing religious hymns in church groups and in the last few years for his visitors and great-grandchildren. He was passionate about baseball.
The family wishes to express thanks and appreciation to all the doctors, nurses, friends and family, Oak Brook Nursing home staff, hospice staff and Grace Home Nursing personnel for all they have done.
Pallbearers will be Jan Pate, Harvey Heisler, Ben Heisler, Jason Heisler, Corey Hale and Phillip Walding.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.