Roy Hales

January 19, 1937 — September 14, 2016

Roy Hales

Roy Alse Hales was born on January 19, 1937 in San Juan, TX to Chester and Altus Hales. He grew up and worked in the Rio Grande Valley until he turned 18. He then moved to Buffalo, married and started a family. Roy worked as a heavy equipment operator and became very skilled at his craft. He took pride in his work and enjoyed it. He also loved working on his farm, raising cattle, working in his yard, fishing and all around loved the outdoors. However, just sitting and visiting with family and friends is what he enjoyed the most. He will be greatly missed. Roy passed away peacefully on September 14, 2016 at the Fairfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Fairfield, Texas. Roy was preceded in death by his parents; Chester and Altus Hales; brother, Clifford Hales; sister, Carol Jean; two sons, Terry Glen Hales and James David "Jimmy" Hales; brothers-in-law, James Ray "Root" Utsey and Jerry Husband; and great granddaughter, Brooklynn Leigh Schmidt. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jimmie Lee Hales of Buffalo, TX; daughter Deana Wright and husband, Kirk of Buffalo; sisters, Barbara Husband of Chino Valley, Arizona and Dorlene Leger and husband, Jimmye of Pine Hurst, Texas; sister-in-law Marsha Utsey of Teague, Texas; grandchildren Bridgett Schmidt of Jewett, TX, Terri Hales and fiancé, Wilmer "Bubba" Lee of Jewett, TX, Andrew Hales and wife, Ashley, of Jewett, TX; four great-grandchildren, Zayne Johnson, Jaycelynn Schmidt, Kenleigh Schmidt and Maci Hales; as well as numerous cousins. All of whom he loved very much. There will be a small graveside gathering held at the Buffalo Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family humbly requests donations be made to the National Alzheimer's Association.
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