Chester Ray Hale passed away October 4, 2018

Chester Ray Hale, 83, of Searcy departed this life Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Searcy.  He was born April 15, 1935 to Marshall Thomas and Mary Ruth (Fisher) Hale and was a member of Foothills Church of Christ.  Mr. Hale was retired from Mississippi River Transmission Corporation.  He enjoyed fun parks, traveling, museums, history, drawing house plans, and building houses.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother; Marshall Thomas Hale, Jr., and sister; Joyce Hale.

His survivors are his wife; Mereda Hale of the home, son; Randall Ray Hale of Ormand Beach, Florida, daughter; Karen Denise (Hale) Carper and husband John of Searcy, brother; Norman Fisher Hale of Russell, sister;

Aleta Arlene (Hale) Everett of Diaz, grandchildren; Amber Strickland of Flomaton, Alabama and Aaron West of Searcy, and two great grandchildren; Scarlett Strickland of Flomaton, Alabama and Cadan West of Beebe.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Foothills Church of Christ, 95 Central Avenue, Searcy, AR.

Burial will be in Sandhill Cemetery, Highway 17 S. in Auvergne, AR

Visitation will be 5:30-8:00 p.m. Monday, October 8, 2018 at Foothills Church of Christ.

Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.  www.dillingerfuneralhome.com.