James Linwood Hale
Published 5:28 pm Tuesday, December 23, 2008
JAMESVILLE — Heaven received and celebrated Christmas early with a special gift, Jimmy Hale, a faithful servant who represented Christ in every way and set an example for all who knew him and came in contact with him. Through years of service to the Lord, not only in prison ministry, missionary trips and giving to the needy, every moment of his life was dedicated to reaching the lost for Jesus Christ, and putting a smile on peoples faces. He was a Godly father, a faithful husband, loving grandfather, devoted teacher, and deacon in his church.
Through almost fifteen months of continuous suffering, he never complained or questioned his circumstances and his faith never wavered. May we all learn from his example and develop a relationship with Jesus like he continues to experience today. The family greatly appreciates the past and ongoing prayers and support shown through loving prayers, giving of time, visits, support, and calls. A special thank you to the staff at Brian Center of Windsor for their compassionate care.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Cedar Branch Baptist Church; burial will follow at the Jamesville Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife Vickie Lee Colwill Hale; daughters Kim Rogers and husband Jeff of Jamesville and Shay Chilton and husband Kevin of Greenville; son Tony Hale and wife Hannah of Williamston; stepmother Alice Sewell of Winchester, VA; sisters Dair Shearin of Brinkleyville, and Alison Hargrave of Winchester, VA; stepsons Ron Colwill of Mountain View, Missouri, Rob Colwill of Denver, Colorado; stepdaughters Roxanne Traxler of Madison Lake, Minnesota; grandchildren Jordan Rogers, Branson Rogers, Logan Hale and Savannah Hale; stepgrandchildren Caleb, Riley, and Levi Traxler, Elijah, Isaac, Analise and Abby Colwill.
He was preceded in death by his wife Janice Hale and a son Gary Hale.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Biggs Funeral Home and other times at 1414 Maurice Brown Rd.
Arrangements by Biggs Funeral Home.