Ronnie W. Hale

Ronnie W. Hale went to be with his Heavenly Father unexpectedly, due to complications of surgery, on January 10, 2018 at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tennessee.

He was born on February 22, 1945, and was preceded in death by his parents, the late William L. Hale and the late Vivian Jones Hale Worley.


Ronnie was retired from AEP, Kingsport Division, in line maintenance supervision. He was an avid sports fan, and for many years participated in off-road motorcycle events sponsored by clubs sanctioned by the Southeastern Enduro and Trail Riders Association and the American Motorcycle Association.


He was the SE&TRA season enduro champion in his age division in the late 1980s, and he also earned the state championship in the Virginia Championship Hare Scrambles Series for three years in the 1990s. Among his many other interests were classic cars, RVs, and traveling. If something was broken, he enjoyed the challenge to fix it.

He became a member of Calvary Baptist Church at a very young age, and continued to attend throughout his life.


Ronnie is survived by his wife of 36 years, Kathy Talley Hale; his daughters, Melanie Trinkle and husband Tommy, Laura Baker; sons, Tim Hale and wife Donna, Jeff Baker; brother, Lewis Hale and wife Kerry; grandchildren, David Motley, Jade Gammon and husband Devin, Taylor Redmond, Kasey Redmond, Ellie Baker, Bodhi Baker and Peyton Williams.


The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2018 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randall Morton officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 p.m. prior to the service. The interment will follow the service at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Goodwin, John Smith, Buddy Burns, Arvil Vance, Doug Vance, Charlie Arnold, Clayton Arnold, David White and Dennis Spangler.

Michelle Luu commented on 12-Jan-2018 03:44 PM
Hello Kathy. So sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.
Anonymous commented on 12-Jan-2018 07:27 PM
Kathy; please accept our condolences for the loss of Ron; you are in our thoughts and prayers....Randall & Linda Blevins
Jennifer Kiser commented on 13-Jan-2018 01:40 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Johnnie Sue at the hospital when the kids were little. My prayers are with the family.
Sunny Skaggs Greene commented on 13-Jan-2018 02:22 AM
I am so sorry for your loss and sending prayers and blessings to all of you during this sad time.
Dixie Bowen commented on 13-Jan-2018 09:36 AM
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace, strength, and comfort to you, Kathy, and to Jeff and Laura, Ellie and Bodhi, and to all of your precious family.
Tracy Greer commented on 13-Jan-2018 10:27 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Studio sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for you all.
Leonard and Greer Family
Charlene commented on 13-Jan-2018 11:24 AM
Sorry for the loss... prayers
Brenda Godsey Robbins commented on 13-Jan-2018 11:49 AM
Kathy, I’m so sorry to learn of Ronnie’s passing.
I’m praying for you and your family.
Brenda Godsey Robbins
Janice Landon commented on 13-Jan-2018 04:43 PM
Kathy: So sorry to hear of Ron passing. It is so hard to lose a loved one. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Janice Landon
Priscilla Keene and family commented on 13-Jan-2018 04:50 PM
I am so sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Martha Brooks Dreyer commented on 14-Jan-2018 07:36 PM
Ronnie spent many hours on our porch on Edgemont Avenue.
He was a good friend and will be missed by all of us who loved him
Stacey Reece commented on 15-Jan-2018 08:02 PM
Kathy I am so so sorry to hear this. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you.

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