Mr. Charles Allen Hale, Sr. age 70 of North Wilkesboro, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, October 4, 2019 at Reins Sturdivant Chapel with Rev. Steve Snipes, Rev. Jimmy McGlamery and Rev. R.C. Griffin officiating. Burial with Masonic rites by Wilkesboro Liberty Lodge #45 and Marine Corps League Brushy Mountain Detachment 1187 will be in Scenic Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Thursday evening at Reins Sturdivant Funeral Home.
Mr. Hale was born October 16, 1948 in Columbus, OH to Raymond Lee Roy and Dorothy Flo Six Hale. He never met a stranger. He loved the simpler times which included trains, antiques and cowboy westerns. He took pride in helping his children and adored his grandchildren. He was member of North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church. Charles was a Vietnam War Veteran where he served in the United States Marine Corps. During his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal w/1*, Vietnamese Campaign Medal 1/1960, Meritorious Mast, Ltr of appreciation, Air Medal w/1* and the Good Conduct Medal. Charles was a member of the Oasis Shriner Temple, Oldies Shriner Club, Past Master of Liberty Lodge #45 AF&AM, Wilkes Chapter 42 Order of the Eastern Star and was a member of the Wilkes Rescue Squad. Charles was a devoted public servant in the community having given years of service to the NC Forest Service and working for Wilkes County EMS where he was a retired EMT Intermediate.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister; Betty Leslein.
He is survived by his wife; JoAnne Combs Hale of the home, two sons; Charles “Chas” Allen Hale, Jr. and wife Jana Leigh Hale of Mooresville and Justin Andrew Hale and wife Kaylin Lambert Hale of Purlear, three grandchildren; Molly Leigh Hale, Caroline Elizabeth Hale and Allie Grace Hale, a sister; Edna Butts and husband Jerry of OH and a brother; Raymond Lee Roy Hale, Jr. and wife Arlene of FL.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Oasis Shriners Temple 604 Doug Mayes Pl Charlotte, NC 28262.
Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com