George W. Hale, 86, of Springfield, OH passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 following several months of illness. He was born January 19, 1932 in Portsmouth, OH the son of Arthur and Henrietta (Stewart) Hale. George graduated from Beaver High School and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. George lived in Beaver, OH and worked on the DTI Railroad until 1972 when he relocated to Springfield, retiring in 1989 with thirty years service. He was a faithful member of Victory Baptist Church in Springfield, a life member of VFW Post 8673, belonged to the Brotherhood of Rail Road Trainmen, NRA, was an avid hunter and loved to travel. He is survived by four children David (Henrietta) Hipply of Wooster, OH, Beverly (Terry) Legg and Bonnie (Rick) Ward, both of Beaver, OH and Brenda Hale Mahaffey of Mesa, AZ; two step daughters, his caregiver Paula (Ron) Shook of Springfield and Jean Ann (John) Auld of Van Wert, OH; a brother Paul (Suzie) Hale of Waverly; a sister Donna Kay (Hale) Pavey of Mesa, AZ; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; a special nephew David (Karen) Dixon; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife of forty-one years Jewell Hale in 2013; sons William “Bill” and Bryan Hale; brother Donald Hale and sisters Janet Ruth Hale and Darline Hale Dixon. Visitation will be Sunday from 12 Noon – 2 PM. in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. The service to honor George’s life will be Sunday at 2:00 PM. in the Memorial Home with Pastor Dan Stinger officiating. Burial will be Monday at 12 Noon in Tick Ridge Cemetery, Olive Hill, KY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Victory Baptist Church, 2691 W. Possum Rd., Springfield, OH 45506, or to Clark County SPCA, 21 Walter St., Springfield, OH 45506. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com.