February 9, 1941 - October 10, 2021
Robert W. Hale, 80, of Greeneville, passed away early Sunday morning at Greeneville Community Hospital East. He was a retired Sergeant Major from the United States Army. During his career, he received the following decorations and citations: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Berlin), Expert Infantryman Badge, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/ Palm, Meritorious Service Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Service Ribbon, Sergeant Major Academy, Good Conduct Medal (Ninth Award), Overseas Service Ribbon (2), Vietnam Campaign Medal, and NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5). He was a member of American Legion Post No. 64 and the NRA. He attended Flag Branch Church of God. Survivors include his wife: Patricia Johnson Hale; daughters: Vicki Creak, Tonia (Robert) Anderson, and Sonia Hale; step-son, whom he loved like a son: Gregory Holbert; grandchildren: Crystal (Alex) Winters, Jeff (Brooke) Creak, Shyanne Tucker (Josh Gilland),Kyle Creak (Leona Newell) Robert (Stephanie) Anderson, Travis Anderson, and Ashton Anderson (Chris Gentry); great-grandchildren: Christopher Winters, Victoria Winters, Mia Davis, Hayden Hale, Aubrey Gilland, AnnLee Tucker, Titus Foshie, Xander Scott, Axel Creak, Rachel Smith, Gabriel Anderson, Annabelle Anderson, Christopher Anderson, Elijah Anderson, Anastasia Gentry, Eden Gentry; brothers and sisters: Jerry (Jean) Hale, Felix (Drama) Hale, Nancy (Wendell) Millirons, and Darlene (Jackie) Payne. He was preceded in death by his wife: Fay Etta Hensley Hale; parents: Gilbert and Frances Bowles Hale; brother: Ronald Hale; and grandson: Brandon Anderson. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, October 14th, at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow visitation at 7 o’clock in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Willis Bowers and the Rev. Bobby Morrison officiating. Family and friends are asked to gather at Doughty-Stevens at 1 p.m. Friday to go in procession to Horse Creek Church of God Cemetery for the 2 p.m. committal service with the Greene County Honor Guard according military honors. Grandsons will be pallbearers.
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