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Nickie Don Hale, 1937-2022

Thursday, May 19, 2022
Nickie Don Hale, 1937-2022

Nickie Don Hale, 84, of Roaring Springs, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas. He was born in Afton, Texas, to D.R. and Annabelle (Jennings) Hale on August 16, 1937.

Nickie was raised in the Panhandle area until graduating high school and joining the army, where he served our country during the Korean Conflict. He came home and started his lifelong career as a peace officer. He worked in Texas and Georgia in progressing positions of responsibilities, including graduating from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He was a member of the Afton Baptist Church. Nickie was an avid gardener; he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family.

Those left to remember him are his wife, Janie McCorkle Hale of Roaring Springs; his son, Mitchell Hale (Carolyn) of Afton; his daughter Michelle Hale Villalovos of Crosby County; and his daughter Melanie Hale of Matthews, Georgia; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and sisters Nancy Hale Braly (Bobby) of Cross Plains, Texas, and Judy Hale Clevenger (James) of Afton.

He is preceded in death by his parents, D. R. and Annabelle Hale; his sister Peggy Dell Hale; his brother Tommy L. Halel his first wife, Jean (Melton) Hale; and his grandson Nickie Glenn Hale.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the Afton Cemetery under the direction of Zapata Funeral home in Spur, Texas.