Robert L. Hales

Robert L. Hales

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.


  • Corinth Holders Class of 1960 Posted October 12, 2022 2:42 pm

    To Daryl, Kimberly and the Hales Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during the home going of Robert. He and Janet were special parts of our class reunion celebrations and will continue to be missed. May you find encouragement and strength for the days ahead through your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.Celebrate the years of great memories and cherish them dearly.

  • Donna McLaird Posted October 13, 2022 9:43 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

  • Edward Eatmon Posted October 13, 2022 3:31 pm

    I will be praying for your family and remember God is with your family

  • Jimmy & Brenda Lewis Posted October 14, 2022 7:45 pm

    Prayers for all.

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