John Edward Hale

February 12, 1951 ‒ May 05, 2002

Mansfield, Ohio

Obituary for Monday May 6, 2002

John Edward Hale

MANSFIELD: John Edward Hale, 51, of Woodbine Drive, Mansfield, died Sunday morning May 5, 2002 in the emergency room of MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following an apparent heart attack he suffered at home.

Now whole and restored with the health of a new body with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, he was born February 12, 1951 in Fleming, Kentucky to John Elmore and Martha (Howard) Hale, was graduated from Lexington High School in 1968, and lived in the Mansfield area most of his life.

John worked as a QS9000 inspector with General Motors in Ontario.

An accomplished trumpeter, John played Gospel Music in concert, and had recorded two albums “Amazing Grace” and “The Battle”.

He was a member of First Assembly of God, and had been active with the prison ministry of Word of Faith Church with Pastor Buddy Barrows.

An avid sports fan, John closely followed Cleveland Indians baseball and The Ohio State University Buckeyes football.

He is survived by his wife Nancy E. (Kelser) Hale, whom he married June 28, 1975; a daughter Angela M. Hale of Mansfield; a daughter and son-in-law Stephanie and Jacob Blevins of Lexington; a granddaughter Karalyne Blevins; two brothers and a sister-in-law Richard M. Hale of Anchorage, Alaska, and Bruce D. and Virginia Hale of Lexington; a sister and brother-in-law Betty and Rick Caira of Wooster; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law Larry and Eugenia Kelser of Shelby.

His parents preceded him in death.

Friends may call Wednesday May 8, 2002 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A service in celebration of his life will be held Thursday at 11 am in First Assembly of God, 1000 McPherson Street, Mansfield. The Rev. Ross Wiseman will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions to the family may be made at the funeral home.