Clifton Reece Hale, 94 departed life on May 17, 2023. Born in North Little Rock on December 12, 1928 to Morris and Ethel Hale. Known to his family as “Sonny” he had 4 brothers and 5 sisters. A WWII veteran, he joined the Navy in 1944. He married Nettia Catherine Hinson on August 1, 1952 and settled in El Dorado.
A member of the First Baptist Church - El Dorado, serving on the building committee, volunteer church bus driver, Baptist Men’s Disaster Relief Association, Habitat for Humanity, and was a 32nd degree Mason. He retired from Union Pacific Railroad in 1989.
Preceding him were siblings; Vivian Stoffer, William, Raymond, Bill, and Douglas.
Survivors include his wife Nettia, and children: Lou Ann (David) Voris, Don (Andrea) Hale and Jean Davis. Grandchildren; Justin Voris, Jeremy Voris, Rusty Davis, Reece Davis, Lauren Hall, Alex Johnston, and Clark Hale and seven great grandchildren. Other survivors include sisters: Francis Bratton, Patricia Nunes, Virginia Berry and Doris Roberts.
Service will be at 10:00 am, Tuesday, May 23 at the Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock under direction of Young's of El Dorado.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church at 200 W. Main in El Dorado.
Condolences can be expressed at www.youngsfuneralhome.com