James Allen Hale

1945-2013

Haile, James cropped obitJames “Jim” Allen Haile, was born 9/9/45 to Russell and Maggie Haile in Bristow Oklahoma. He went home to his Heavenly Father on 1/26/13. He is survived by his loving and amazing wife Bobbie, and their two children, son Stacy and wife Jennifer Haile, daughter Andrea and husband Jeff Richardson, in whom he was supremely proud of and adored. James’s four grandchildren: Zachary, Nicholas, Ethan, and LaVeta who all loved him more than words could ever express, were his passion. James is preceded in death by his Father, Mother and Brother Nathan Haile.

After graduating high school in Collinsville Oklahoma, James enlisted in the United States Navy and was assigned to aircraft carriers as an aviation electronics technician. Upon leaving the Navy, James attended Spartan School of Aeronautics where he achieved his FCC license. That training and experience led James to a career with Southwestern Bell Telephone in Oklahoma City. It was there that he built his reputation as an exceptional friend and employee as well as a valued asset to the organization. Although there are many milestones to his career, James’s true passion was the building of his family through supporting every event and hobby of his children to the fullest. He served on the Edmond High School Band Boosters for the eight years that his children were in the programs all while ensuring that he and Bobbie never missed a single athletic event. James continued this active pursuit with his grandchildren by making recitals, games and tournaments whenever he could.

James shared his life with many whether they were life-long friends, co-workers, motorcycling buddies and his son-in-law who he traversed the country with, or fellow church members of the Woodcrest Baptist Church. James’s life touched many and will be remembered as a loving husband, doting father and an amazingly loyal friend.

Services for James will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel with Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Services are under the Direction of Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Comments

  1. <3 Jim. He was an amazing and very loving person and I know he was always so proud of his grandchildren. He will always be in our hearts, souls, thoughts and dreams.

  2. James was the truest friend and shipmate of mine since we met in 1967 in our first aviation squadron in Cecil Field, Florida. A lifetime of “Sea Stories” developed while on our very first Med cruise. He was extremely dedicated to his word and work ethic which made up the core of his character. He was a person everyone wanted to be like. Truly fantastic family values and support elements with his wonderful wife, Bobbie, his two children and his four grandchildren with which he spoke of every chance he could. I and everyone who knew this man from Oklahoma shall miss him for the remainder of their lives.

  3. Me and my family feel blessed to have known James for the short period we did as he was a great neighbor/friend and was always keeping an eye on things for us! He would do anything for you and he will be truely missed… I personally will miss our TCU/OU talks and who will come out victorious this coming season! Our thoughts and prayers are with Bobbie and the rest of the family.

  4. The ways I will always remenber my friend Jim are by his genuine friendley smile, his pure unadulterated laugh, his delighful sense of humor, his gregarious personality and making those around him feel comfortable. In addition to that he was also a pretty good double deck pinochle player.I’m sure there are other adjectives I could come up with to describe Jim but I feel the ones mentioned put him in a class by himself. I don’t know too many other people I could say this about.

    Jim Nechay – St Charles, IL.
    Shipmate for 2 plus years
    friend since mid 1967.

  5. Bobbie, I’m very sorry. Please accept my condolences. I will have very good memories of James and his kind personality. Love and Blessings to you. Dan.

  6. Hi. Bobbie; Just wanted to say how sorry I am about James he was a really great person. We will all really miss his sweet smile. Let me if I can you any way. Come and spend a day with me you are always welcome. Let me hear from. 918 443 2488. Love; Ruthie

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