March 25, 2022, 71, La Grange –
Bruce Myron Hale, 71, passed away Friday, March 25, 2022. He was born in New Hanover County to Ruby Minton Hale and the late Ramsey Hale on October 24, 1950.
A man of honor and bravery, Myron faithfully served his country during the Vietnam conflict in the United States Army. He was proud of the tenets for which this country stands and sought to do his part in maintaining those tenets for future generations.
Though Myron worked mostly as a welder, he was capable of doing just about anything. From carpentry to electrical and welding to plumbing, he tried his hand at all of it with great success. For Myron, anything he could do himself was worth learning how to do, and he did just that. Being known as a perfectionist, Myron was the person to call if you wanted a job done right.
A master on the grill, Myron was known throughout the area as an excellent cook, especially when it came to cooking whole pigs and barbecue chicken. Not only did he master cooking on the grill, but building them as well. Groups throughout the area constantly asked for his assistance when it was time for a feed, for he was known to cook the absolute best. He made his own sauce which made many comment his was “the best they’d ever eaten”.
Maintaining close ties with his family, time spent with his mother, brother, and his brother’s family was priceless. Living next door to his mom, he was constantly in and out checking on her, fixing anything that needed repairing, and enjoying their time together. Always on the alert, Myron knew every car that entered his mother’s driveway, so she couldn’t do anything without his knowledge.
Myron named his faithful canine companion “Lucky”, and there is likely no better name for him. The two did everything together, and there is not a more spoiled dog on the planet. If it wasn’t good enough for Myron to eat, it wasn’t good enough for Lucky, either. Every night, Lucky could look forward to a restaurant-prepared meal, just like his owner.
A service of love and remembrance will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Rouse Funeral Home. The family will receive friends in the hour prior to the service. Committal will follow with military honors at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Kinston.
In addition to his mother, Myron is survived by his daughters, Amanda Hale Blackmon and husband, Mike, and Buffie Littlefield; brother, Larry Hale and wife, Judy; special niece, Emily Hale Pettit and husband, Todd; best friend, Lucky; and countless friends both near and far he has made over the years.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. In lieu of flowers, consider giving a gift to the charity of your choice in memory of Myron. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.