OBITUARY: James David Hale Jr.


James David Hale, Jr., passed away unexpectedly on April 14, 2023 at home. He was only 40 years old.

The family is devastated and deeply saddened by his sudden death. We are heartbroken to lose someone so special. He was a wonderful man who will be deeply missed.

Jimmy was born on March 2, 1983, in Nashville, TN to James and Sandra Hale.

Jimmy is survived by his mother Sandra Hale and sister Kimberly Snyder, and Fiancée Deidra Garrett. He leaves behind his daughter Rylee Hale, and nieces Kelsey Snyder, Kennedy Snyder, and Kaydence Snyder, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He is predeceased by his father James David Hale, Sr, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

Jimmy graduated from White House High School, in White House, TN in 2001 and over the course of his life he worked in various areas of construction that included building, carpentry, roofing and landscaping. Jimmy was aspiring to get his CDL and start his own trucking company.

Jimmy was so much more than his struggles. Jimmy’s antics were legendary and those who knew him have their own stories to tell. He said what he meant and meant what he said. Although known as “Tough Guy” to many, there was another side to him. Jimmy had a huge heart, and compassion. He would help anyone in need, give the shirt off his back, and was good on the inside & out. He cared so deeply for the people around him. He was loving, funny, and stubborn. He made an impact on so many lives. He will be forever missed.

He loved fiercely and deeply, and we take comfort in knowing that Jimmy is now at peace surrounded by light.

Visitation was held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 533 Highway 76, White House, TN 37188 on Thursday, April 20, 2023, from 2 pm to 6 pm with service beginning at 6 pm.

ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO AUSTIN & BELL 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188 (615)672-5000


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