Robert L. Hales
December 16, 1945 – October 11, 2022
MIDDLESEX – Robert L. Hales, 76, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday evening, surrounded by his family. He was born in Wayne County to the late Jessie Hales and Blanche Talton Hales. He retired from IBM, was on the Antioch Fire Department for 20 years and operated a funeral removal service for several years. A dedicated member of his community, he will be fondly remembered as a devoted and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Janet Hales; son, Donnie Hales and brother, James Hales.
He is survived by his children, Daryl Hales (Anita) and Kimberly Roberts (Todd); daughter-in-law, Rosa Hales; grandchildren, Brandon Hales (Beth), Kaytlin Hales (Bryce Cullipher), Kameron Hales Dannelly (Kevin), Kayla Hales (Garrett King), and Carson Hales; great-grandchildren, Kyndall Elizabeth Hales and Alex Vandy Cullipher; siblings, Jesse Hales (Vicki), Laverne Archer (Howard) and Janice Braswell; numerous nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.
Funeral service, 3pm, Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Watkins Chapel Baptist Church, 5897 NC Hwy 231, Middlesex, NC. The family will receive friends from 1:30pm – 3pm, prior to the service. Entombment will take place in the church cemetery following the service.
Arrangements are entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third Street, Wendell, NC. www.stricklandfuneral.com