Charles Leon Bale, 73, of Bridge City, passed away Friday, June 26, at Christus Hospital – St. Mary in Port Arthur. Born Sept. 6, 1941 in Detroit, Mi., to Charles Landers Bale and Betty Ailene (Gardner) Bale, he lived in Bridge City since 2002 and previously lived in Michigan. Charles worked as a carpenter in the construction industry, he enjoyed visiting his regular social spots and spending time with his family. Charles will most fondly be remembered for his joke telling abilities and his friendly outgoing attitude.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Bonnie Jean Bale.

Those who will most cherish his memory are his daughters, Sheila Bale Harper and Debbie Bale Sudderth both of Washington, Mi; sons, Stephen Bale of Michigan and Chuck Bale and wife, Laura of Linden, Mi.; sisters, Darlene Babineaux and husband, Walter of Hartburg and Charlotte Clark and husband, Roy of Hartburg; brothers, Wayne Bale and wife, Cathy of Byron, Michigan and Charles Wallace and wife, Janice of Colleyville; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. For those who desire memorial donations, please make a donation to the funeral home in order to assist the family with final expenses. Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.