James Walter “Jim” Hale age 86 of Daleville, passed away Saturday April 18, 2020.
Jim was the son of the late Walter Rhudy and Charlotte Rakes Hale. He was born October 28, 1933 in Fieldale, Virginia.
Jim served his community as a Postmaster for 33 years and served his country in the Navy 4 years. After Jim retired from the Post office he worked for Long and Foster Realty Company. Jim was a member at St. Marks United Methodist Church since he has been in Botetourt. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, the beach and spending time with his family and friends.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Jeanette Smith Hale; mother-in-law: Dorothy Smith; brothers-in-law: Jimmy Smith and friend Susie of Wirtz, Jerry Smith of Rocky Mount, Jody “Duck” Smith of Glade Hill, and Ricky (Pansy) Smith of Wirtz; sister-in-law: Opal Hale of Roanoke; and many loving nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother: William Ray Hale; sisters: Jackie Prillaman, Margaret Sheppard, and Clara Mae Nymeyer; father-in-law Ira Smith; brother-in-law: Watson Smith.
A memorial service honoring Jim’s life will be held 11:00 AM Friday July 31, 2020 with Rev. Dr. Justin White officiating and Nancy Duffy and Tiffany Smith providing special music at Southwest Virginia Veteran Cemtery, 5550 Bagging Plant Rd, Dublin, VA 24084. In lieu of flowers please consider The Arthritis Foundation, 1506 Willow Lawn Drive 207 Richmond, Virginia 23230 or St. Marks United Methodist Church, 19 Cedar Ridge Dr, Daleville, VA 24083.
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