Obituary for Lonnie Hale

Obituary for Lonnie Hale

Funeral services for Lonnie Hale are 10 a.m. Friday at Springhill Baptist Church in Monroe with Pastor Larry Stacy and Liniel Hall officiating.

Burial will follow at the Monroe Cemetery, under the direction of Grace Funeral Service of Poteau.

Lonnie was born Oct. 21, 1949 in Monroe to Zena Mae (Pruitt) and James Hale and passed away April 16, 2024 at his home in Monroe, surrounded by his three daughters.

Lonnie enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, woodworking and photography. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years where he was an aerial photographer. Lonnie devoted more than three decades to teaching, finding immense joy in guiding the academic journey of his students, who were the heart of his profession.

Survivors include his daughters Naomi Gunter and husband J.R., Rachel Brown and husband Chris, and Sarah Green and husband James; nine grandchildren Greg Gunter and wife Alicia, Brad Gunter and wife Ashley, Britt Brown and wife Callie, Megan Carter and husband Jacob, Gaven Brown and wife Lexi, Hunter Wilson, Remington Wright and husband Alex, Rebecca Thompson and husband Jacob,  and Khloe Green; 10 great grandchildren Levi, Britlie, Cooper, Cassius, Haisley, Jackson, Micah, Kitt, Willow, and Lonnie May;  two brothers Jim Hale and wife Judy and Al Hale; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family, friends and also a special niece, Amanda Menke.

He was preceded in death by his parents James and Zena; his wife, Judy Hale; and numerous brothers and one sister.

Lonnie’s pallbearers are Britt Brown, Gaven Brown, James Green, Alex Wright, Jacob Carter, Chris Brown, J.R. Gunter and Jacob Thompson.  Honorary pallbearers are Cooper Brown, Kitt Wright, Jackson Carter, Cassius Brown, Greg Gunter, Brad Gunter and Levi Gunter.

Viewing is from 9 a.m.-to  p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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Craig Hall
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