Jodie A. Hale, Jr.

Jodie A. Hale, Jr., 51, of Pine, Colo., formerly from Visalia, Calif., passed away on May 5, 2021, due to medical conditions.

He was born in Visalia, Calif. on Feb. 21, 1970, the son of the late Jodie Hale, Sr. and Sarah Hale.

Jodie graduated from Golden West High School in 1988 and attended Cal Poly - Pomona to work on a degree in turf grass management with a minor in soil science.

He moved to Colorado in 1996, three months prior to the birth of twin sons, Jacob and Justin. During that time he worked at Kissing Camels Country Club.

Jodie, along with Jill and the boys, returned to California for two years. There he was Golf Course Superintendent at Stockdale Country Club.

His love for Colorado brought him back to work in fertilizer sales for several years. This included jobs at the Air Force Academy Country Club in Colorado Springs, Colo. and Shining Mountain Country Club in Woodland Park, Colo.

The past several years Jodie was a Retail Service Specialist for O’Reilly Auto Parts in Conifer, Colo. He lived in Pine, Colo. with his girlfriend, Kim Erickson, and her two children, Heidi and Tucker Sussenbach.

Jodie truly had a love for Colorado: the hunting, the fishing, all wildlife, traveling and his biggest passion was golf. He was a lifelong Denver Broncos fan and was also a turf consultant for the team.

Jodie is survived by his mother Sarah Hale; stepmother Janet Hale; sons Jacob and Justin Hale. He is also survived by his siblings Russell, Randy, Shellee, Tamara, Frances and Melissa, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on June 12 at 3:30 p.m. at Shining Mountain Golf Club in Woodland Park.