Fred Allen Hale, age 81, of Hobgood, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020 at his home in Hobgood.
Fred was born on January 14, 1939 to the late Jesse and Anna Harrell Hale in Martin County, NC. He worked as a mechanic for many years and loved fishing, gardening, and fixing things. Fred was a dedicated member of the Hobgood Volunteer Fire Department for 57 years and was a member of the Hobgood Pentecostal Holiness Church. A devoted family man, Fred loved his family and spent as much time with them as possible. He enjoyed watching NASCAR races, the news, and piddling in the shop whenever he could. Fred was greatly loved and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his sisters, Linda Edmondson and Allie Marie Harrell.
Fred is survived by his beloved wife, Edna; his daughter, Kathy H. Moore and husband Raymond of Hobgood; his sons, Chris Allen Hale and wife Barbara of Tarboro and Ricky Hale and wife Tammy of Hobgood; four grandsons, Daryl Moore and wife Marsha of Red Oak, Robert Hale and special friend Chelsea Nunnery of Greenville, Dustin Hale and wife Tammy Lynn of Forrest, VA, and Michael Hale and wife Kayla of Grimesland; two granddaughters, Kara Norris and husband Christopher Brooks of Red Oak and Melissa Renee Peters and husband Daniel of Raleigh; four great-granddaughters, Maggie Moore, Avery Hale, Piper Hale, and Aubrey Kate Hale; five great-grandsons, Noah Moore, Caleb Norris, Nathan Hale, Luke Peters, and Matthew Peters; and his sister, Carolyn Louise Collins of Bethel.
Due to the circumstances with COVID-19 restrictions from the CDC and NC Board of Funeral Service, family and friends are welcome to come pay their respects and sign the guest book for Fred on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck.
A celebration of life graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Hobgood Cemetery in Hobgood, with Rev. Dwight Jones presiding.
Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Hobgood Pentecostal Holiness Church, P.O. Box 474, Hobgood, NC 27843 or online by clicking here.
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Hale family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.letchworthsykesfs.com.