Bob Hale, 78, of Blue Springs, Mo., passed away on May 23, 2008 at Centerpoint Medical Center.

 Bob was born on Aug. 14, 1929 in North Carolina. He served his country in the Army from 1948 to 1952. In the early 1970’s, he moved to Kansas City. He was united in marriage to Beatrice Garcia on Sept. 14, 1970, in Kansas City. He was preceded in death by two sons, Gilbert Jr. and Joseph.

 Bob is survived by his wife of 38 years, Beatrice of the home, children; Delores Pozos, Carmen Saenz, Jesse Juarez, Johnny Juarez, James Juarez, Daniel Juarez, Jerry Juarez, and Angie Armendariz; 68 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

 Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, at Meyers Funeral Chapel, Blue Springs, 816-229-3276. Graveside services will be at noon, Friday, May 30, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.