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William Jessey Hale, Sr.

February 19, 1933 - October 30, 2021

William Jessey Hale, 88, of Rustburg, VA, died Saturday, October 30, 2021.  He was the husband of Peggy Stone Hale for 60 years.

Born Sunday, February 19, 1933 in Floyd County, VA, William was a son of the late Maynard Hale and the late Gladys Underwood Hale.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son in-law, Randall Bryant, Brother Robert Jones, Two Sisters Roxy Spruce and Ruby Hale Spruce.

In addition to his wife, William is survived by his daughter Mary Bryant, Fiancé Richard Roche, daughter Melinda Hale, son William Hale Jr., and his nine grand-kids, John Wise and husband, Bradley Wise, Justin Wise and wife, Ashley Wise, Deanna Seamster and husband, Cody Seamster, Randi Langley and husband, Marshall Langley, Jessica Weeks, Emily Fennell and husband JJ Fennell, Josef Bryant, Ryann Bryant, Raven Hale, and Two great-grandsons Rylan Seamster and Liam Wise

2 CORINTHIANS 5:8 “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the lord” William was one of a kind, a beacon from an all but forgotten era. He was a man of determination, wisdom, unwavering faith in the Lord, and whose love for his family was all encompassing. He wasn’t afraid of hard work and after a lifetime of pushing past life’s obstacles he spent his later years doing what he loved. Fishing, hunting, and being stubborn, loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather that everyone knew, loved, and will truly miss.

A celebration of William’s life will be conducted at 11 am on November 3rd at Eastbrook Baptist Church with Pastor Curtis Walkup and Rev. Beverly Cunningham officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Eastbrook Baptist Church.

If you wish to visit the family you may come to his daughter, Mary Bryant’s house.

Tharp Funeral Home & crematory is assisting the family.

A celebration of William's life will be conducted at 11 am on November 3rd at Eastbrook Baptist Church with Pastor Curtis Walkup and Rev. Beverly Cunningham officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park.

Condolences & Tributes

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Peggy I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. I hope you remember me. We lived next door to each other as children. The last time we talked was when you called me to tell me you were going to have a baby. I was also exspectuing a baby too. That was about 56 years ago. I have wondered all these years where and how you were doing. I am doing good and hope you have too. Wonderful memories!

Posted by Janet Crawford Harbin on November 19, 2021

May God guide you and strengthen you in this most difficult time. Many hugs, kisses and prayers.

Posted by Kara on November 2, 2021

May God guide you and strengthen you in this most difficult time. Many hugs, kisses and prayers.

Posted by Kara on November 2, 2021

I love my dear brother William and will miss him so much! He was a wonderful brother, husband, father and friend to so many. William had a heart of gold and was a true Godly man. He was always there to help anyone in need and never asked for anything in return. I want to personally thank his children and grandchildren for taking such wonderful care of their father/grandfather during his illness. May God Bless you all and we love you! Love, Andy & Doris

Posted by Andy & Doris Hale on November 1, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Years past, he was often at my Dad's repair shop--sitting around the wood stove in the winter and on the porch in warm weather. I remember his wit and his love for his family. He was good to my Daddy, too. Prayers for comfort and deepest condolences.

Posted by Denise Burnette Gilliland on November 1, 2021

So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Prayers God will hold your heart, and lean on Him for the comfort you need through the days ahead.

Posted by Tim & Robin Peade on October 31, 2021

My family has known Bill and Peggy for many, many years. They have known me before I was born. They were like another set of grandparents to me. Bill loved God, his sweet Peggy, his family and anyone he crossed paths with. He was loved and he will be missed. God is good <3 Love you Bill.

Posted by April Boyce on October 31, 2021

William was truly a good man that loved his family and friends,He was a man that always stood up for his beliefs.I know Jesus opened his arms and welcomed him home RIP Will ✝️

Posted by darnellebryant on October 31, 2021

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