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

Born: Thursday Sep 2, 1948

Died: Tuesday Jan 30, 2024

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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

We are so sorry to hear of JTs passing. We loved him and we know he is in heaven with all those who have gone before him. Love to all.

Beverly DeLemos

So sorry to hear this.  I've known J.T. since we were both kids.  My parents always used the Cleaners and knew his parents.  We also attended the same church growing up.  Every time I dropped something off to be cleaned, he always remembered my name and always greeted me with a smile just like his dad did.  

Sandy Williams

We are so sorry to hear of JTs passing. We loved him and we know he is in heaven with all those who have gone before him. Love to all.

Beverly DeLemos
Doris and family and Hale sisters, 
My sincere condolences following the passing of JT. He was friend for a long time and always was full of positivity, even in his difficult health conditions. Assisting him up the ramp at church for many Sundays gave me a chance to see his joy knowing that God was by on his side each and everyday. I will miss him but knowing he is in heaven and free of all machines and pain. God's blessings to all of the family. 

In Christ,
 Charlie and Suzanne 
Charles Michael Barton

thoughts and prayers up to tripp and desire and the family for you loss!

Tammy Hanks McCraw

So saddened to hear about this. You know when I picked up Nathaniel's pants we were talking about JT. At least no more suffering. You all are in our prayers. 🙏 RIP

Joan and Nathaniel Spain

Melinda, Lemmie, Denise, & Susan 

I'm thinking about all of you. Sending my prayers. May God bless all of you. 
 JT was always a character. We all grew up together on Ellett Avenue. So many kids! I have many fond memories of that time   

JT will be missed  I love you all  

Ruth Cheshire

I am sorry to hear about the passing of JT. He was a kind man. My thoughts are with you Doris and to the family. 

Sweet Talbott. Austin Texas

My heart goes out to all who loved JT.and pray you will soon find peace with his passing.

Doris, I am sorry I will not be able to be there with you.

Becky Dobson

I am so sorry for your loss of J.T.  praying for you 🙏 

Phyllis Hall

To the family: so sorry for your loss and thank you Mr. Hale for your service to the community. You will be missed.

Jennifer Giles

So sorry to hear of JT's passing.  Please know that the entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Ron & Lisa Shively Harbour

The Hale family has been a huge part of my life for so many years.  Know JT had suffered so long, and is now at rest.  My sincre sympanthy to all of the family.


Lily P. Chatham

My condolences and love  to Doris and all of J.T.s family!  He was a good man and he will be missed! ♥️

Merrilee Massey

To Doris and family, I am so sorry for your loss and the community's loss of a wonderful man.

He always made me smile with his sence of humor. He will definately be missed by so many. 

Lisa F. Griffith

It is with heavy heart to hear of JT's passing. May the Lord our God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you the support and comfort that you will need.

Hilda Shockley Jones

I knew J.T. from our days at Morehead HS. J.T. was always friendly and personable. Since high school I always as him at Quality Cleaners. Profound sympathy and condolences to his family and close friends.

Jeff Rodgers, Gainesville GA

Prayers for you all. My God give you peace!! 

Darcel Barnes

Dear friends, JT will be greatly missed by our community. Thank you all for the loving care you gave him. Through our trials,God is great. And Our Lord draws near us. Love and prayers for you,Doris and families.      Mike Brame

Mike Brame

To all the Family   You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God continue to Bless you. May the Light of God shine upon JT. Amen

Charles Wray

We are so sorry to read of your loss.  The Hale family has always been very special to the Farmer family.  Sending prayers for your comfort and peace.  

Arnold and Martha Farmer Bragg

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