Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens

1701 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL


William C. Hale Jr.

March 25, 1930March 24, 2020

William C. (Capt Bill) Hale of Jacksonville Beach, FL passed away peacefully March 24, 2020 at his home at Cypress Village after a brief illness. His daughters were with him in his final hours, holding his hand while Willie Nelson played softly in the background.

Bill was born March 25, 1930 in Knoxville, TN and married his high school sweetheart, Linda. They were married 67 years until her death in 2017. After serving 5 years in the Navy aboard the USS Midway, he went on to graduate from Tennessee Tech University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Bill joined Otis Elevator Company and raised a family, moving throughout the U.S. from adventure to adventure, as he rose through the ranks of the company.

Bill and Linda settled in Jacksonville Beach in 1973 where they built their dream home (Hale Harbor) on the Intracoastal. With his boat, the Billfish, docked in the backyard, Bill became a founding member of the Jacksonville Captain’s Club, cruising and fishing the Florida waters with family and friends, and serving as Commodore numerous times. He earned his Coast Guard Captain’s license and, along with it, the nickname Capt Bill—the name his grandsons have always called him with great affection.

He is survived by his daughters Susan Bosquez and Laura Hale, grandsons Brad Ingram and Alex Ingram and sons-in-law Ramon Bosquez and Ron Hale. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Linda, son David, and only brother Robert (Skip) Hale.

Family and friends will remember Capt Bill’s easy laugh, generous spirit, endless optimism, and devotion to the love-of-his-life, Linda. He loved people and music and was always ready for a party. Now reunited with your Linda, it will always be party time. We will miss you dad/Capt Bill. But the tide is in, with fair weather and trailing seas.

A private celebration of life will be scheduled in the future. Until that time, on-line condolences can be shared by visiting www.hardage-giddensbeacheschapel.com.

Donations may be made in Bill’s honor to the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, William C Hale Tribute Fund for Parkinson’s Research by check or by visiting www. Philanthropy.mayoclinic.com.


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William C. Hale Jr.

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Mia Guyton

April 3, 2020

What a gentle soul, so sweet and more than chivalrous I loved the ground he walked on and he always made me smile and made sure I knew how a lady should be treated. His daughters definitely inherited his warm embrace and kindness and were always a pleasure to be around. I love you Capt. You will always have a special place in my heart. If the family needs anything please feel free to reach out. Rest Peacefully Capt. Bill

Love always your biggest fan,
Mia Guyton

Debbie Darby

March 30, 2020

My greatest memory of Bill was in my 20's. Bill always told me if the moon was tipping up, then it wouldn't rain. I've lived my entire life believing him & he was always right! Have so many great memories of Bill, Linda, David and the whole family . They always welcomed everyone that came into their life. He will always be my "meteorologist ". Love you dear friend. You will always be a part of my heart!

Zenobia Jackson

March 28, 2020

My heart is Sad but I was more than blessed to spend 2 years with Capt Bill. He was a true gentleman and wonderful friend.
R.I.P. Capt Bill will miss your presence here in the earth.
All together again💕

Tommy Heidt

March 28, 2020

I’ve always fondly remembered that summer spent building the house. Both your parents treated me like a son and I learned a lot about construction and life from Bill. A great husband, father and friend. He will be missed. I did not know that David had passed away. I am so sorry.

Robert Hale

March 28, 2020

jaunita smith

March 28, 2020

So sorry to hear about Bill but we all know he is with Aunt Mary and Linda. He was my cousin bu like a brother, We were the Hales all lived together for all of our younger life. The boys always looked after me and made sure nobody messed with me. Even though we had not seen each for years the love is still there/ Praying for all of you.