Gene Hale passed away May 11, 2019. The family of Gene Edwin Hale will be receiving friends Thursday, May 16 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, May 17 from 10 a.m. until the service at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. The funeral service is Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN. A second visitation will be held at Hunters Funeral Home in Sparta, Tennessee at 2:30pm. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery in Sparta following visitation at Hunters Funeral Home.
Born April 21, 1930, Gene was the only child of Thomas Fletcher Hale and Cora Lee (Cunningham) Hale. He was a resident of Lebanon, born and raised in Sparta, White County, Tennessee. Gene graduated from White County High School, earned his B.A. degree from Martin Methodist College, and Masters from Middle Tennessee State University. He served in the United States Army as an MP, taught English and History at White County High School and Castle Heights Military Academy where he also served as Headmaster for 12 years. After the closing of Castle Heights, he went on to teach English at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy.
Gene is survived by his children, David (Lanah), James Michael (Madelon) and Amy Beth Hale; grandchildren, Gary (Gemma) Hale, Caleb (Lauren) Hale, Lucas (Laura) Hale, and Dominic DelFratte; great-grandchildren James Connor Hale, Braxton Hale and Cora Jean Hale, and extended family member Judy O’Gorman. He was preceded in death by his parents and the love of life, his wife, Elizabeth Jane Hale.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Wilson County Public Library, Castle Heights National Alumni Association or Senior Citizens Awareness Network (SCAN) of Wilson County in his honor. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-9393.