James Buck Hale

James Buck Hale, 76, of Elizabethtown, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carroll and Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Deckard; and a great-granddaughter, Reese Marie Coffey.

He is survived by his wife, Corene Hale of Elizabethtown; a daughter, Debra Hale Johnson of Elizabethtown; a granddaughter, Jennifer Downs Gilbert of Louisville; a grandson, Samuel Coffey of Leitchfield; two great-grandchildren, Ryder Coffey and Reagan Coffey, both of Leitchfield; seven adopted grandchildren; four adopted great-grandchildren; and three adopted great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Don Sexton officiating. Burial follows in Hardin Memorial Park.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and continues from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus or the Ronald McDonald House.

Funeral Home

Manakee Funeral Home
2098 Leitchfield Road Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Published in The News-Enterprise on Feb. 26, 2014