James “Dick” Hale Headed West

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SSS member James Henry “Dick” Hale, 66, headed west August 16 while flying a BAE Systems T-39 SabreLiner involved in a midair collision near San Diego. His family was in the process of a move to Kentucky when the accident occurred and is survived by his wife Sandy, and son James Jr.. Jim is remembered by his fellow F-100 pilots who worked with Harv Damschen’s Tracor crew in Germany.

Funeral arrangements and obituary are with Hall Brothers Funeral Home, Martin, KY,
Phone: 606-285-9261 with Visitation: 5-10pm Aug 25, 2015 and Funeral at  1pm Aug 26, 2015

Those wishing to attend services there are a number of hotels in the main town of Prestonsburg or in the neighboring towns of Paintsville and Pikeville with Quality Inn, Comfort Suite and Brookshire Inn are the nearest hotels to the funeral home and cemetery.

From Dickster’s son, James Jr. “As many of you may already know my father was killed in a mid air collision in San Diego on AUG 16, 2015. My mother and I would like to request that instead of flowers that a donation be sent to one of the following charities:

Wounded Warrior Project – as a  gift in honor or memory of an individual , In Honor of : LTC James H Hale USAF (RET) , Happy Trails Childrens’ Foundation, or Pet Partners – or Animal Spay/Neuter Organization, PO Box 1241, Apple Valley CA 92307