OBITUARY

Berkley E. "Buck" Hale

October 4, 1921April 27, 2021
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Berkley E. (Buck) Hale, 99 ½ of Ashland, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Frances Loving and his son Berkley E. (Bucky) Hale, Jr. He is survived by two daughters, Betty Sue Martin (Roger) and Teresa Manahan (Harold); two grandchildren, Justin Manahan (Kristine) and Meredith Baugher (Chad); five great-grandchildren, Chloe, Caleb, Noah, Luke and Ella; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Goodman and Doris Tignor; and one brother-in-law, Herbert Loving, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Buck served in the Navy during World War II as a shipfitter first-class. He worked for Luck Motor Company before and after the war and started his own body shop, which he ran for many years. He was a long-time, active member of Slash Christian Church and a charter member of the Clay Springs Ruritan Club. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA 23005. A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 6, at 3 p.m. at Signal Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Slash Christian Church. Online condolences may be made at www.nelsenashland.com.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Frances Loving and his son Berkley E. (Bucky) Hale, Jr. He is survived by two daughters, Betty Sue Martin (Roger) and Teresa Manahan (Harold); two grandchildren, Justin Manahan (Kristine) and Meredith Baugher (Chad); five great-grandchildren, Chloe, Caleb, Noah, Luke and Ella; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Goodman and Doris Tignor; and one brother-in-law, Herbert Loving, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Kelly Rae Six-Hubbard

April 30, 2021

Buck and Nana will forever be in my heart, and the hearts of my children. Having grown up with the two of them, their children, grandchildren and lets not forget the garden and the pool, I learned so much from them both. Not everyone can say they had the Camp Nana-Buck experience, I was lucky enough to have it into adulthood. If you were one of those who did, that is one of the happiest places one could have been. Just a wonderful family.
And Buck was right all along Justin, he said one day you would grow taller than me! All he talked about was his family and all those grandchildren and great grandbabies! He adored it all. May Buck, Nana and Bucky watch over us and their legacy will live on. Much love to all the family. - Kelly Rae

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