November 26, 1965 ~ June 20, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, Kentucky
Resided in: Owensboro, Kentucky

James “Mike” Hale, 54, of Owensboro passed away, June 20, 2020 at his home. He was born in Owensboro on November 26, 1965 to the late James P. and Carol Skaggs Hale. Mike was employed at Green River District Health Department for almost 20 years. He was an avid gun collector and also loved collecting things from WWI and WWII.

Along with his parents Mike is preceded in death by his sister, Paula Caldwell.

Mike is survived by his sisters, Lori (Brian) Huff, Jennifer Burch, and Leslie (Eddie) Roach; his niece, Jessica (Darren) Steele; and several other nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be 11:00 am Friday, July 3, 2020 at Rosehill Cemetery.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Hale. Share your messages of condolence with the family of James “Mike” Hale and sign his virtual guest book by going to www.haleymcginnis.com.


Graveside Service: June 26, 2020 11:00 am

Rosehill Cemetery
1300 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303


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  1. I am so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing my prays are with your family. Mike was a very nice man . Worked with him at the Health Department.

  2. I’m so sorry for your Loss. He was one my best friends that ever worked with. So my Heart goes out to all of you. Your all in my prayers.

    • Mike was a sweet guy who enjoyed talking and joking with us at Compassionate Care. We will miss him a lot.

  3. Loved to hear him laugh. He will truly missed at work. God bless and keep you all now and always.

  4. I worked with Mike for years! He was so friendly and helpful to us, even walking us to our cars when we asked. We will miss you!

    • I worked with Mike for years. Great guy. I thought the world of him… You will be missed greatly…Love you my friend.. Alana

  5. He will be greatly missed at our health department. We loved Mike. He always had a smile on his face and would do anything for us. Rest In Peace Mike!

  6. What a great guy! I had the privilege of working With Mike for some 20 yrs! He was always willing to help anyone out! God bless the family! Gone but your memories will live on.

  7. Mike was a very sweet guy and a great conversationalist. I will miss seeing and talking to him at work

  8. I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a friend to many. He will definitely be missed.

  9. Mike you will be missed by so many people enjoyed working with you the past couple of years rest easy

  10. Jerry and I are so sad to learn of Mike’s passing. I used to see him nearly every week when K-Mart was open and always loved spending a few minutes catching up with him. He always seemed to be upbeat and happy anytime we ran into him. We sure will miss him. Prayers for everyone.

  11. rest easy mike! thanks for always talking to us and making us smile at the end of our day!! you will be so missed!!

  12. I worked with Mike at health department for many years. He was a very kind person. You will be missed. Prayers for the family🙏

  13. RIP Big Mike, you was a true friend and I’ll cherish the memories of our talks and all the fun we had at Kmart. Fly high my friend You was and always will be one of the good guys
    Prayers to all the family and friends.

  14. I worked with Mike at the Health Department. He was aLways the nicest man to be around. So sorry to hear this news. My prayers and thoughts are with his entire family.

  15. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mike’s family and friends. He was so kind and friendly and greeted everyone with a smile. He will be greatly missed.

  16. I worked with Mike for many years. He was a great buddy to have. I miss you already but you know that!

  17. I worked with Mike at the Health Department, starting Way back during the Aging Services days. Every building I worked in, Mike was usually around.
    My sympathies to his family and friends.

  18. I worked with Mike at the Health Department. He was a kind and caring person that always had a smile to share. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

  19. I remember Mike keeping books for the Lady Trojans at Fordsville. He was a great person.
    Sorry to read about his death. Praying for his whole family-Leslie & Lori & all

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