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Charles E. Hale

May 9, 1925 — January 17, 2021

Former Murray, Kentucky resident Charles E. Hale, died Sunday, January 17th, 2021, at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, TN of Covid.

Mr. Hale was born May 9, 1925, to Coy and Vera Hale and was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Eva. Mr. Hale at 95 years of age recalls traveling by horse and buggy and then by a 1929 Model-A Ford. Mr. Hale was a WWII veteran and served in the U.S. Navy for five years (1943-1948) on assignment in the Pacific Theater of New Hebrides and Guam. Among his favorite activities was traveling with his wife, Eva, and playing golf.

As an active community leader during his long-term residency of Murray, Mr. Hale served as Calloway County's Property Valuation Administrator for 28 years, the longest held elected office at that time. He served as First District Representative for the International Property Valuation Administrators and was later elected as President of the Kentucky PVA Association. Further community involvement included serving on the Board of Directors of the Calloway Chapter of the Red Cross, Chairman of the Calloway County United Fund Drive, a member of the Murray Lion's Club, and coached Little League baseball.

During his Murray residency, Mr. Hale was an active member of First Baptist Church, serving as a trustee, deacon, and on various committees throughout the church body as well as participated in mission trips. He was the founder of West View Nursing Home, now known as Spring Creek. In addition to his years of elected office, he ventured into home building and rental properties.

For the past seven years he has resided in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and attended First Baptist Church Mt. Juliet. He is survived by two children, Angie Herndon and Steve Hale; as well as four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date with a private burial beside his wife at Murray Memorial Gardens. Dr. Steve Hale, his son, will be officiating. J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to Steve Hale Evangelist Association, 11905 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA 30188,

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