Obituary For Jesse "J.T." Thomas Hale, Jr.
September 2, 1948 - January 30, 2024

Jesse “J.T.” Thomas Hale, Jr., 75, of Eden passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.

A funeral service will be held at 11am Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Fair Funeral Home Chapel in Eden with burial to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5-7pm Friday, February 2, 2024 at Fair Funeral Home.

J.T. was born September 2, 1948, to the late Jesse Thomas Hale, Sr., and Edith Rickman Hale. He was a graduate of Morehead High School, class of ’67. J.T. was a member of the Church of the Brethren. J.T. was the owner-operator of Quality Cleaners in Eden, where he worked his whole life. J.T. loved his work, including getting to know his customers and their families, and appreciated his customers and their support. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed carving wood and four wheeling, and spending time with his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Doris Cole Hale; children, Shannon Hale (John), Angela Evans, Peyton Priddy (Kelly), Tripp Hale (Desiree), Patricia Edwards; grandchildren, Staci Evans, J.C. Evans, Triston Hale, Laticia Trent (Travis), Gary Dillon, DeShawn Edwards (Cheyenne); great-grandchildren, Kendall and Braydon Younger, Liam Evans, Greyson Priddy, Drake and Dustin Trent; sisters, Melinda Joyce (Lemmie), Denise Blakeney (Jim), Susan Walker (Greg).

In addition to his parents, J.T. is preceded in death by his sister, Karen Sineath, and grandchildren, Braxton Priddy and Hannah Priddy.

In Lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations to be made to the First Church Of The Brethren; 730 Church St. Eden, NC 27288. Online condolences may be left for the family at