FARMINGTON – Alan “Tiny” Bradford Hale Sr. of Farmington passed away May 11, 2019, at Madison Medical Center in Fredericktown at the age of 70. He was born July 14, 1948, in San Diego, California, to the late Elvin Maurice and Thelma Jere (Clubb) Hale. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Janice Smith and Denise Ducharme.
Alan proudly served his country as a United States Army Vietnam veteran. He earned the Award of the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism and the Award of the Soldier's Medal. He was a member of the VFW Post 5896 of Farmington. Alan was a free spirited hippie. You could usually find him at a farm side pond fishing or hanging out at Cousin's shooting pool. He also enjoyed bowling and gardening. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Alan is survived by his children, Jacqueline “Jackie” (and husband Rodney) Nicholson of Park Hills, Alan (Gala Wells) Hale Jr. of Park Hills, Matthew Hale of Farmington and Christina Hale of Farmington, nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, four siblings, Gary Hale, Ricky Ducharme, Linda Colberson, and Cindy Rhea, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials, if desired, may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. View the online obituary and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.