Obituary- Chase Kennedy Hale (2001-2020)


Chase Kennedy Hale of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Dardanelle, Arkansas. He was born October 5, 2001, in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Russell K. Hale and Heather (Oliver) Hale. He was 18 years old.

During his time at Waldron High School, Chase spent much of his time in FFA, Auto Mechanics, on the Arrow Dogs Archery Team, and with the Water Dogs Fishing Team. He was an active member of the Scott County 4H, competing at both state and county fairs showing his prize winning goats, taking top prize of Grand Champion on more than one occasion. He was proud to be a Class of 2020 Graduate and was looking forward to many new adventures.

To know Chase was to love him. He lived life to the fullest and had a huge heart, willing to help whenever and wherever he could.Chase was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. But he was never happier than when he was spending time with his girlfriend Jenna.

Chase leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents, Russell and Heather Hale of Waldron, Arkansas, paternal grandmother, Jeanette K. Hale of Russellville, Arkansas, maternal grandmother, Shirley (Soderling) VanDeWiele, of Waldron, Arkansas, uncle Todd VanDeWiele and wife Toni, of Waldron, Arkansas and cousins, Kynlea Rhodes, of Russellville, Arkansas, and Tristan VanDeWiele and Taylor VanDeWiele both of Waldron, Arkansas. Chase will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, classmates and dear friends.

Chase’s life celebration will be 9:00 a.m.Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Lake Hinkle Recreation Area Pavillion with Rev. Jack Smith officiating. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs. Interment will follow in the Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Chase was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Roy(Jr.) Hale, maternal grandfathers, Bill Oliver and Curtis VanDeWiele and his aunt Melanie Rhodes.

Chase’s pallbearers will be Bladyn Mays, Paul Davis, Trenton Settle, Nathan Settle, Bradley Smith, Mitchell Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be graduating “Class of 2020”.

Chase’s visitation will be Tuesday, June 16, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

During these trying and difficult times, we must follow the guidelines we have been given to do our part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. We must limit public gatherings. Family and friends are welcome to attend the service but everyone must wear a mask and maintain a social distance of 6 feet apart. For those who want to attend the service but wish to remain in your vehicles, the funeral service can be heard from the comfort of your vehicle at 87.9 FM.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Chase Kennedy Hale, please visit our floral store.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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