(WEST POINT, Ga.) Charles Ray Hale passed away peacefully Thursday, May 27, 2021, at his home in West Point, Ga.

The celebration of life was at Bluffton Funeral Services, Lanett, on Tuesday, June 1. A private graveside service followed with Pastor Jeff Watts officiating.

Son of the late Lewis and Mavis Patterson Hale, Ray was born Dec. 17, 1936, in Randolph County, Ala. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Ray was employed by West Point Manufacturing Company Transportation Center. After 40 years of service, Ray retired with a stellar safety record and a senior driver among a corps of over 200 drivers. Most recently, Ray served as an elder for Turnaround Christian Center, LaGrange.

Ray is survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara Godfrey Hale; sons, Jeff Hale (RenŽe) of Lansing, Ill., and Scott Hale (Jill) of Valley; grandchildren, Nathan Hale (Amber), Stephen Hale (Ruth), Mark Hale and Laura Anglin (Casey); step-grandchildren, Holeigh Daniel (Walter) and Pax Herrin (Julia); brother, Jimmy Hale; and eight great-grandchildren, Jensen, Selah, Gwyneth, Brooks, Baylor, Malachi, Kaylee and Evie.

The family encourages donations to Turnaround Christian Center, 3028 West Point Rd., LaGrange, GA 30240 (turneraroundcc.org-give) or Mission Aviation Fellowship @ mafint.org with whom grandson Stephen serves in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bluffton Funeral Services, Lanett.

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