Christopher Allen Hale

Christopher Allen Hale, 39, of Woodbury, died Saturday, August 7, 2010, at River Park Hospital.

Hale was a National Guard Veteran, having served with the 278th in Iraq from November 2004 to November 2005.

He was employed by the Woodbury Farmers Co-op and was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 4 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jeff Cripps and Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery with military honors.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Allen Hale, and grandparents, Edwin and Ruth Moss Dunn and James “Slim” and Eyelyn Atnip Hale.

Survivors include his wife, Stephanie Hale of Woodbury; children, Bryan Hale and Shane Hale, both of Manchester, Jessica Arnold and Emily Hartman, both of Woodbury; granddaughter, Bailey Hale of Manchester; parents, Vicky and Nelson Sandlin of Liberty; brothers, Michael (Tara) Hale of Smithville and John (Amanda) Sandlin of Liberty; nieces and nephews, Jaley, Maddox and Kayla Hale; Jacob Sandlin, Aaron Sissom and Amanda Francis; mother-in-law, Debbie (Michael) Zerio of Conn.; sister-in-law, Deia Sissom of Woodbury; grandmother-in-law, Elsie Smith Walden.

Several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends also survive.