He was employed by Ford Motor Company as a Layout Inspector for over 25 years, retiring in 1996. Donald proudly served in the United States Navy and was a member of the VFW Post #9871 in North Ridgeville. He was a private pilot and enjoyed talking on the CB. Donald also enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. He especially loved spending time with his family and making people laugh.
Donald is survived by his daughter, Shannon Hale (fiance, Jamel) of North Ridgeville; five grandchildren, Charles, Anthony, Lakeasha, Sharde and Trevon; one brother, Larry; two sisters, Carol and Sheila; and former wife and friend, Margaret.
He is preceded by in death by a grandson, Freddie; brother, David; and his parents, Bill Hale and Betty Sharer.
The family will receive friends Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 4:30 to 8 P.M. at Liston Funeral Home, 36403 Center Ridge Road (at Stoney Ridge Rd.), North Ridgeville. Pastor Ray Carpenter will officiate. Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 4, 2014 at 1 P.M. in the funeral home. Burial to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon, where members from VFW Post #9871 will conduct full military honors.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.