Mr. Robert Estes Hale, Jr.


Robert Estes “Sparky” Hale Jr. departed this life on April 7, 2021, after a brief illness. From his birth on May 24, 1952, in Pennington Gap, Virginia, to the late Rebecca M. and Robert E. Hale Sr., his life was full of excitement, laughter, and craftsmanship. He loved to spend time traveling, working, and sharing his gifts and talents with anyone he encountered. He was musically inclined (self-taught), learning to play the bass guitar, drums, piano, and other instruments he could get his hands on. He was also skilled with woodwork, but his life’s work as a Steamfitter helped fulfill his occupational goals as part of the Steam-Fitting Union.


Robert E. Hale Jr. was preceded in death by his late wife, Brenda Simpson Hale; father, Robert E. Hale Sr.; mother, Rebecca M. Hale; sisters, Delores Singleton and Linda Wade; and son, Sean Cornett.


He leaves to mourn his daughter, Jaquetta Hale of Kingsport; sons, Jason Hale (Alicia Phillips-Hale) of Kingsport; DiMingo Hale (Sara Reynolds-Hale) of Kingsport; Kimario Hale (Tameisha Khahaila-Hale) of Fairburn, Ga; stepchildren, Russel Cuberson (Glenikka Cuberson) of Atlanta, Ga, and Shonda Cuberson of New York; brothers, Freddie “Tank” Hale (Carolyn Dulaney Hale), Carl “Twig” Hale (Chynet Bond-Hale), William “Tarik Hassan” Hale; friend and neighbor ‘Bink’; and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and cherished friends.


Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 1 pm from Mt Zion Church, 386 Dunbar St. Kingsport, TN. The family will receive friends from 12:30 pm until the hour of service.


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