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Marvin “Little Marty” Eugene Hale Jr., 38 of Springfield, passed from this life on July 6, 2022.

Little Marty, or Bubby as his youngest sister, Brandy called him, attended school at Willard Public Schools and Hillcrest High School. For a time he worked for the Springfield Workshop. Little Marty loved working on cars, meaning taking them apart, and not putting them back together at the amusement of his family. Little Marty enjoyed collecting keys and wanted to unlock doors for everyone. He was the light of the family.

He left behind his three sisters: Mandy, Michelle, and Brandy; several nieces and nephews; as well as his aunts and uncles. He was loved by so many.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 11, 2022, from 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Springfield, MO.

Funeral services to celebrate Little Marty’s life will follow at 3:30 PM. He will be laid to rest at 5:00 PM at Liberty Cemetery, Greene County, MO.

His care has been entrusted to Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd. DeGraffenreid-Wood Crematory.