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1963 Billy 2021

Billy Joe Hale

June 3, 1963 — December 15, 2021

Billy Joe Hale of Hale Town Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday, December 15, 2021 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Billy Joe was born June 3, 1963 in Waldron, Arkansas to Joe Madison Hale and Billie Sue (Lawson) Hale. He was 58 years old.

Billy Joe grew up in Hale Town. He was a country boy through and through so it was only natural he was an avid deer hunter, loved to fish, play cards and tinker on anything. He was notorious for riding the dirt roads and oh at the story telling that would happen. Billy Joe had a smile that would light up a room. He loved to laugh and have fun, to know him was to love him. Billy Joe graduated from Waldron High School. He worked at Tyson, holding many different positions over the many years. There he met and made a great number of friends, some were already life long friends and some became life long friends. He loved his family and those he considered family. Spending time with loved ones and having laughs were treasured times to Billy Joe.

Billy Joe leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Kim of 20 years, of the home, children: Lyonette Hale (Austin Thomas) of Ola, Arkansas, Chelsea Hale-Lord (Jacob) of Wasilla, AK, Kendra Kisling Union Hill Arkansas, Kayla Cox (Ronnie) of Blue Ball, Arkansas and Dustin Kisling (Hope) of Rogers, Arkansas. Billy Joe is also survived by his mother Billie Sue Ray and husband William (Rabbit) of Waldron, Arkansas and one sister, Lisa Ridenhour of Waldron, Arkansas and one niece Jodi Perry formerly of Waldron, Arkansas.  Poppa will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Miles, Isaiah, Zackery, Kenya, Natalie, McKenzie, Madison, Ethan, Connor and Luke. Billy Joe will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors he loved dearly.

Billy Joe was preceded in death by his father, Joe Madison Hale, his father in law and mother in law and his two favorite coon dogs (ol' Wanda and Jake).

Billy Joe's life celebration will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 18, 2021 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Hill Cemetery in Union Hill, Arkansas.

Billy Joe's pallbearers will be Dustin Kisling, Austin Thomas, Ronnie Cox, David Lawson, Bryson Jones, Joe Perry and Johnny "Elmo" Morgan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Hale/Hudson Cedarview Hunting Camp, Richard Owens, Jerry Yandell, Butch Morgan, L.D. Powell and Brad Evans.

Billy Joe's visitation will be Friday, December 17, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Friday, December 17, 2021

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Saturday, December 18, 2021

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