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Bernard Eugene Hale

January 30, 1948 — July 15, 2021

Bernard Eugene Hale, 73, of Holts Summit passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital, Columbia.

Gene was born January 30, 1948 in Rockford, IL to the late Bernard V. and Nellie H. (Suter) Hale. He grew up in Rockford and later met Patricia Copen. Gene and Patti fell in love and were married in Dixon, IL on May 13, 1967. In 1968, Gene served overseas in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After moving to Jefferson City, Gene was a prison guard at the Renz Farm and later at the Missouri State Penitentiary until his retirement. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion Roscoe Enloe Post 5, VFW Post 2657 in Fulton and a former member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 2693 in Jefferson City. In his free time, Gene enjoyed taking care of his yard and maintaining his mowers. He loved playing games on the computer, watching wrestling on TV, following the Minnesota Vikings, supporting the casinos and playing his daily “scratcher” tickets.

Survivors include his wife, Patti of Holts Summit, three daughters, Jo “Jean” (Ryan Jezylo) Barnard of Fulton, Tanya (Dennis) Ousley of Springfield, MO, Trisha (Lee) Alford of Jefferson City, eleven grandchildren, Dustin D. (Haley) Suggett, SammiJo Hale, Lori L. Slusser, Dennis J. Ousley Jr., Danny R. Alford, Stacia D. Barnard, Shellyann K. (fiancé- Bryan Avant) Alford, Levi G. Barnard, Shelby L. Alford, Patrick E. Barnard, Cheyenne A. Ousley, twelve great grandchildren, Dawson, Kyson, Autumn, Haydin, Kylie, Peyton, Hailey, Ashton, Harper, Couper, Bryson and Zoey and four sisters, Dottie Muecke of Slayton, MN, Loretta “Lori” Allison of Springfield, Ill, Rhonda Pate of Rocky Ford CO, and Karla Pemble of Oregon. Gene was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sabbrina Ousley.

Visitation will be Friday, July 23, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Dulle Trimble Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 5:00 p.m. with full military rites to follow.


Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Friday, July 23, 2021

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Friday, July 23, 2021

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