October 17, 2013

Terrance Odell “Ted” Hale Sr., 89, of 129 Parker St. of Rockingham, N.C., died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at his home.

Born Nov. 13, 1923 in Richmond County, he was a son of the late Arthur William and Corina McCaskill Hale.

He was a fixer for J.P. Stevens and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, Pacific Theatre, serving aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Rendover Bay. He was also a member of Cameronian Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Horace Hale and Francis “Toby” Hale.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years Lenore Jenkins Hale, of the home; sons, Terrance Odell “Buddy” Hale Jr. and wife Theda, of High Point and Colon Franklin “Frank” Hale and wife Vickie, of York, S.C.; daughters, Holly Spainhour and husband Kevin, of Charlotte and Bonnie Phillips of Kingston, Tenn.; his grandchildren, Wesley Hale, Grayson Hale, Dylan Hale, Ian Hale, Connor Hale, James Spainhour, Ronald Phillips and Amanda Knies and husband Adam; great-grandchildren, River Phillips, Ryne Knies and Charlotte Knies. Also surviving is brother Claude Hale of Panama City, Fla.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Carter Funeral Home in Rockingham and other times at the home.

A service to celebrate the life of Hale will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Cameronian Presbyterian Church. Rev. Wyatt Coley will officiate. Burial will follow in Northam Cemetery.

Those who desire may send memorial contributions to Native Angels Homecare, 201 East Livermore Drive Pembroke, NC 28372.

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