Francis M. Hales Jr.


HALES, Francis M. Jr. 65, of Ruskin, died suddenly on July 8, 2012. Born in Liberty, TX, he is the beloved husband of Kathy; son of the late Jewel & Francis Sr.; brother of Phyllis and Linda; father of Angela Matherne (Gary), Derrick, and Kathleen Vilches (George); grandfather of Karlie Heckendorn, Emilie Parsiola, Trevor Matherne, Conner, Michael, & Alex Hales, George & Michael Vilches and Melissa Dos Anjos; "Popi" to Nicolas, Sofia, Diego, Anna, Jackson & Isabella. He honorably served his country in the Vietnam War. An active member of the Lions Club, he received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award. An avid gardener & reader, he will begreatly missed by his large extended family & many friends. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 am on Satuday, July 14 at Sun City Center Funeral Home. 1851 Rickenbacker Dr. Sun City Center, 813-634-9900

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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 12, 2012
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