Richard M. Hale, 78, died March 7, 2018 at his home in Borger. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at the 1st Baptist Church Chapel with Pastor Ricky Griffin, Trinity Fellowship Church officiating. Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Fairview Cemetery in Memphis under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Richard was born April 20, 1939 in Phillips to Samuel Douglas Hale and Alma Charlotte Richerson Hale. He married Teresa Jackson May 23, 1957 in Memphis, they have lived in Borger since 1984. He was the son of a Major League baseball player and became a golf professional over fifty years ago. He was a class A Life Member of the Professional Golf Association starting in 1966. He won the Player of the Year award in the West Texas Chapter, averaging 69.2 in 14 Pro-Am events on different courses. His best score was 59, he has had 5 double eagles and a hole in one on number 15 at Borger Country Club. He loved to hunt and fish as well as playing golf and was well known for growing tomatoes and having a beautiful yard. Richard was well known for his teaching abilities as Pro at Borger Country Club Golf Course.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his granddaughter Nesa Jan Nixon, his grandson Jared Samuel Trengove, two brothers and two sisters.
Richard is survived by his wife of sixty years Teresa, his two daughters Mitzi Carol Nixon and her husband Daniel of Floydada and Melissa Trengove and her husband Steve of Lubbock, his four grandchildren Scott Nixon and his wife Leslie, Laci Nixon, Jennifer Trengove and Jacqueline Whisner and his five great-grandchildren Camden, Keegan, Jaylee, Levi and Lauren Jaed.
The family requested memorials be made to the Opportunities Inc/Senior Citizens Center, P. O. Box 5032, Borger, TX 79008.
We are so sorry for your loss, Teresa. Richard was a neat guy and a really good golfer. We will miss him and his great advice on growing tomatoes. Praying for your family.
Art and Karla BybeeBorger, TX
RIP Richard. Thank you for years of friendship. You always had time to help everyone and you will be fondly remembered.
David GainesBorger, TX
RIP Pro. Teresa- you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. To me-Rich made the BCC. I’ve never seen someone so dedicated to something as he was to that golf course. I miss his fantastic stories of years gone by and our times hunting and fishing together and steak night at your house. God bless you and all who knew him. He will be missed.
Josh DouglasHouston, TX
Teresa, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Richard was a great guy and will truly be missed.
Kim MoxomBorger, TX
So sorry to hear this. Learned a lot from Richard. He was always there to help me and I enjoyed my time working with him at Huber CC.
Jeff JohnstonAmarillo, TX
Teresa you are in my prayers! Richard was such a special man and meant very much to me. I’ll always cherish the memories at the course. Can’t wait to see him again one day. God Bless you and your family!
Josh ReneauBorger, TX
Loved this man, always had a smile. Enjoyed playing golf with him and at his tournaments. Prayers for you, Teresa and family.
Mary Ann Clemmons HughesAllen, TX
Teresa I am sorry for your loss. I admired Richard and enjoyed the time we spent together at the golf course. Treva and I cherished your friendship.
Dale RayKaty, TX
RIP Richard & thanks for all the beautiful memories!
Tim WhipkeyBorger, TX
A sad day for me.The passing of Richard Hale.Friends since early 60s when he worked for J.T. Hammett at Phillips C.C. WE played some golf,drank some beer, and told stories. a sad day but good memories.
vance moxomgrapevine, TX
Teresa and family,
So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. He will be truly missed. Our thought and prayers are with your family.
Danny and Pat HaynesBorger,
The Martinez Family has many wonderful memories of Richard (& Teresa) during their time in Floydada. Richard was magical with his game of golf! He will be missed!!
Debbie MartinezLubbock, TX
Sandy and I are so sorry for your loss. Richard was a great man and s good friend. Always enjoyed visiting with him at the golf course. Prayers
Don JognsonBorger, TX
Great man loved working at Huber Golf course
John DavisBorger, TX
Teresa - So sorry to hear about Richard. He was always so nice when he would come to the bank. My prayers are with you during this time. Pam
I'm so sorry,I will be praying for you and your family.
Mellie MintonCanyon Lake, TX
Praying for your family during this time. Richard was a great man and taught me much about golf. He will be missed.
Bobby BarberBorger, TX