James  Hale
Forever In Our Hearts
James Hale

February 16, 1935 - July 31, 2017
Born in Hippo, Kentucky
Resided in Crestline, OH
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James E. Hale, 82, of Crestline, passed from this earth on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Galion Community Hospital, Galion.

James was born in Hippo, KY on February 16, 1935 to the late Buck and Cynthia (Lafferty) Hale. James lost his mother at a very early age and was raised by his father and Edith Hale.

James retired from United Telephone (Century Link) and later worked at Meijer in Ontario. The last few years, James spent many happy hours on his back porch watching and waving at passing traffic. James was a member of the Arcana Lodge #272, F&AM Crestline (Free and Accepted Masons).

He is survived by his daughter, Linda Wichterman Jenkins, special son, William Jenkins, and treasured grandsons, Andrew and James (Jamie).

To fulfill James’ wishes, a private celebration of life service will be held for the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home.

The Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, 223 W. Main St. Crestline, is honored to serve the family of James E. Hale.

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