Richard M. Hale
April 20, 1939  -  March 7, 2018

Richard M. Hale

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Funeral Service
First Baptist Church
100 S. Hedgecoke
Borger, TX  79007
Monday, March 12, 2018
10:00 a.m.
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Fairview Cemetery
Memphis, TX  79245

Opportunities CenterHav
P. O. Box 5032
Borger, TX  7900

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.


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  1. Art and Karla Bybee
    Borger, TX

    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.

  2. David Gaines
    Borger, TX

    RIP Richard. Thank you for years of friendship. You always had time to help everyone and you will be fondly remembered.

  3. Josh Douglas
    Houston, 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.


  4. Kim Moxom
    Borger, TX

    Teresa, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Richard was a great guy and will truly be missed.

  5. Jeff Johnston
    Amarillo, 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.

  6. Josh Reneau
    Borger, 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!

  7. Mary Ann Clemmons Hughes
    Allen, TX

    Loved this man, always had a smile. Enjoyed playing golf with him and at his tournaments. Prayers for you, Teresa and family.

  8. Dale Ray
    Katy, 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.

  9. Tim Whipkey
    Borger, TX

    RIP Richard & thanks for all the beautiful memories!

  10. vance moxom
    grapevine, 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.

  11. Danny and Pat Haynes

    Teresa and family,
    So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. He will be truly missed. Our thought and prayers are with your family.

  12. Debbie Martinez
    Lubbock, TX

    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!!

  13. Don Jognson
    Borger, 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

  14. John Davis
    Borger, TX

    Great man loved working at Huber Golf course

  15. Pam
    OKC, OK

    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

  16. Mellie Minton
    Canyon Lake, TX

    I'm so sorry,I will be praying for you and your family.

  17. Bobby Barber
    Borger, TX

    Praying for your family during this time. Richard was a great man and taught me much about golf. He will be missed.

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