Mr. Bobby Howard Hale, age 76, of Swords Creek, Virginia, passed away Friday (July 14, 2017) in Lebanon, Virginia. Born August 22, 1940 in Russell County, Virginia, he was the son of the late Floyd Jesse and Emma Virginia Perkins Hale. A lifelong resident of the area, he enjoyed fox hunting, he was a coal miner for many years and a member of the Perkins Chapel Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Johnny Hale and Jackie Hale, one grandson, Bobby-Alan Hale, four sisters and three brothers.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-seven years, Lois Sharon Hale of Swords Creek, Virginia; one daughter, Lana Chapman and husband, Paul of Swords Creek, Virginia; one son, James Edgar Hale and wife, Patricia of Honaker, Virginia; eleven Grandchildren; Nine Great- Grandchildren; special daughter, Melissa Hale Matney; special niece, Shelia Perkins; several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mountain View Retirement Home and Helping Hands Hospice.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 PM Sunday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Perkins and Rev. Junior Ray officiating.
The family will receive friends after 12 PM at the Honaker Funeral Home.