Robert L. “Bob” Hale

Robert L. “Bob” Hale, age 86, of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Born on May 31, 1937, in Queens Village, New York, he was a son of the late Alfred William Hale and Edna Amelia Hummer Hale. Mr. Hale served his country in the United States Army. After his stint in the military, he went on to work and retire from both Winn Dixie and the Georgia Department of Corrections. He was a man of many talents, which included square dancing, water skiing, and woodworking. He was also known to have a green thumb and enjoyed working with plants and flowers. Bob was a hardworking man who took joy in traveling, cars, and boats. He was a member of Alley’s Chapel Community Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Joan P. Hale; son, Robert Lawrence Hale, Jr.; daughters, Connie Smith and Jeanine Russo; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Hale’s wishes were to be cremated.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.

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