Carl Edward Hale Sr., 87, of Johnson City, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Erwin Health Care Center.
He was a native of Washington County and the son of the late John and Leaha Hale. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Hale, and daughter-in-law, Mary Hale.
Carl was a man who was proud of his work and his country. He was a WWII Army veteran. He was a loving man who cared deeply for his family. He was a member of Hampton Church of God.
Carl is survived by his wife, Patsy Garland Hale; son, Carl Hale Jr.; and step-children, Kathy Fagan, Clifford Garland, Robert Garland, Mickey Garland and Charlie Garland.
A Celebration of Life Service for Mr. Hale will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City, with Pastor Hobart Bradshaw and Rev. Shannon Hoilman officiating. The family will greet friends from 5 p.m. until the service hour at the funeral home and other times at his step-daughter Kathy’s home. A graveside and committal service will be held at Washington County Memory Gardens at 11 a.m. Saturday. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone is asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. The family would like to offer a special thank you to the nurses and helpers of the Alzheimers Unit at Erwin Health Care for their love and kindness, and also to Caris Hospice. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family and viewed online at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com or faxed to (423) 610-7177.
Arrangements for the Hale family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171.