Mr. Ricky Dale Hale, age 60, of Council, Virginia, passed away Wednesday (December 25, 2019) in a Pikeville, Kentucky hospital. Born March 12, 1959 in Grundy, Virginia, he was a son of the late Herbert and Irene Lockhart Hale. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a 1977 graduate of Council High School and was of the Freewill Baptist faith. He had formerly been employed as a welder with Epling Manufacturing. He enjoyed watching sports, especially Nascar and football.
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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin sister, Vicky Gail Collins, and brother-in-law, Joe Hyatt.
Survivors include two sisters, Rita Darlene Thompson and husband, Steve of Boynton Beach, Florida and Diane Hyatt of Gainesville, Virginia; one nephew, Mike Hyatt; special friends, Frank Cook, Tracy Street, Bobby Elswick, Nick and Deb Compton, and Patty Street.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday at Ketron Memorial Gardens in Lebanon, Virginia with Rev. Edward Tiller officiating. Those wishing to attend are asked to assemble at funeral home by 12:30 PM to go in procession.
Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be made at www.honakerfuneralhome.net.