David L. Hale, 61, of Defiance, passed away on December 21, 2012 at his residence.
He was born on April 16, 1951, to Lester and Mary (Carr) Hale in Defiance, Ohio. David was a co-owner for Gale E. Hale Co., selling Baldwin pianos and organs. On August 19, 1993, he married Rebecca Pina. He was a 1969 grad of Defiance High School and a member of DAV, American Legion and Eagles Aerie 372, all of Defiance, Ohio.
David is survived by his loving spouse, Rebecca Hale of Defiance, Ohio; sons, Corey (Tracy) Hale of Defiance, Ohio, and Chad Hale of Savannah, Ga.; daughter, Christina Short of Toledo, Ohio, stepdaughters, Mary Jane Winkler of Defiance, Ohio, Tiffany (Anthony) Decker of Defiance, Ohio, and Ashley Holifield of Defiance, Ohio; and eight grandchildren and nine stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Mitchell Hale.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 26, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, Ohio; and on Thursday, December 27, 2012, from 10-11 a.m. prior to services at the church. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Defiance, Ohio, with Rev. Donald L. Luhring officiating. Burial will take place in the Riverside Cemetery, Defiance, Ohio.
Memorials are suggested to St. John Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be given at www.HCSFuneralHome.com.