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Howard Denton Hail

April 11, 1935 — February 11, 2021

Howard Denton Hail, age 85, of Willow Branch IN, passed away Thursday, February 11th, 2020 at his residence. He fought a long battle with a little-known progressive disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, (see for more information). He was born on April 11th, 1935 in Somerset, KY as the son of Bennie E. and Mary O. (Farmer) Hail. He graduated from Pulaski County High School in Somerset, KY. Howard married Linda L. Hail on August 3rd, 1982 in the United Methodist Church in Willow Branch, IN.

Before retirement, he was an automobile frame and bodywork mechanic for United Body Shop and Triangle Body Shop for numerous years.

Howard is survived by his wife, Linda (Birk, Cartwright) Hail; sons, Cameron and Melissa Hail, Steve and Karyn Featherston, Michael Cartwright, Bruce and Lisa Hail, Jeff Hail, and Mark Hail; Daughters, Angie (Cartwright, Long) McTarsney and Mandy Atkinson, Lisa (Hail) and Jimmy Flowers and Pam (Hail) and Brad Ping; brother, Marvin and Linda Hail; sisters, Kathleen (Hail) Edwards, and Marsha (Hail, Thomas) and Ed Little. He is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Benny Edwin Hail & Mary Olive (Farmer) Hail, sisters, Verna Hail, Aletha Miller, Jessie Jacobs, Lucille Burdine, and Billie Jean Hooker; brother, Edwin Hail.

In lieu of flowers, please consider the needs of others affected by PSP by making a donation to the IU Foundation. Howard was very passionate about this cause. Checks can be made payable to “IU Foundation--PSP Research”. On the memo line or on an enclosed note the donor should note: “0380009961 – Alzheimer Disease Research in Pathology.

Mail to: Indiana University School of Medicine
635 Barnhill Drive MSB A133
Indianapolis, IN 46202

There will be a Celebration of Life to be scheduled for later this year. Please sign his online guestbook to receive a notification.
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