March 12, 1926―Dec. 26, 2012
The Rev. Thomas F. Hale Jr., 86, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 26, 2012. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crossville City Cemetery. Bro. Eddie Kilgore and Bro. E.C. McKinley will officiate.
He was born March 12, 1926, in Bledsoe County, TN, the son of Thomas Franklin Sr. and Winnie Simmons Hale. He worked many years as a local building contractor but the work of the Lord was his love in life. He was a pastor for more than 59 years in the Church of God of Prophecy.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Frances Hale of Crossville; sons, Wayne Hale and his wife, Rita, of Crossville, Donald Hale, also of Crossville, Dexter Hale and his wife, Reda, of Pikeville, and Merrill Hale of Knoxville; daughter, Sharon Hale of Crossville; sister, Hazel Smith of Pikeville; grandchildren, Vicki Yates, Allen, Bobby and David Hale, Kristy Shockley, Amanda Weber and Bethany Hale; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Earl Hale.
The family has respectfully asked that donations be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD, 21741-5018.
Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC (www.hoodfuneralhome.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
March 12, 1926―Dec. 26, 2012
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