Christopher Gene Hale

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Christopher Gene Hale, 52, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Chris was born June 27, 1968, in Wichita, Kan., to Ronald Gene and Glenda Mae Hale.

Chris was raised in Wichita and later Grove, Okla., graduating from North High School in Wichita, Kan., in 1986. He attended Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan., for plastic engineering. Chris came to Nevada in 2000 and began working at 3M, where he was currently employed. He was a member of the Osage Masonic Lodge, and BPO Elks No. 564 in Nevada.

Nicknamed “Critopher” by his family, he was a “gentle giant” who was proud of his Irish heritage. He was known as the “cool uncle” by his niece and nephews and was always the “life of the party." Chris enjoyed science fiction, and roleplaying games, but his first love was being a dad to Colin.

Survivors include his son, Colin Christopher Hale; parents, Ronald and Glenda Hale; one sister, Shannon Riley (Gerald), Oklahoma, and their children, Brandon, Jacob, and Haley.

Memorials services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, April 9, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with Pastor Brent Bland officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested in his memory to a scholarship fund for his son, Colin, in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

Those in attendance will be asked to maintain social distancing and are asked to wear face masks to protect themselves and others.

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