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Joel A. Hale

d. May 15, 2020

Joel A. Hale, 32, of Athens Il, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center.

He is survived by his mother Cherie Hale of Springfield Il, his father and stepmother Jim and Angie Hale of Athens Il, his brother Andy Hale of Springfield Il, his grandmother Janet Wendt of Springfield Il, his grandfather Gene Dunn (Tina) of Nilwood Il, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Howard and Helen Hale.       

Cremation rites have been accorded.                                 

A private family funeral service will be held at Mott & Henning Funeral Home, Athens, Il. 

Burial will be at Joel Hall Cemetery Athens, Il.


  1. Jim I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  2. I am so very sorry to hear of Joel’s passing. I have fond memories of him as a child. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  3. We are so sorry for your loss, Jim. Don’t have the right words to say but you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. So sorry for your loss. Prayers and Hugs

  5. Gone way to soon. So sorry for your loss. Sometimes you can see theses things coming but nothing can prepare you for this loss. Your entire family will be in my prayers.

  6. I am So Sorry for Your Loss! My Heart is Broken for Your Family! Sending All My Love, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!

  7. Jim and Angie, I am so sorry to read about Joel. My deepest sympathy love and prayers to you all.

  8. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

  9. We were so sad to hear of Joel’s passing. We hope your memories of better times are of comfort to you.

  10. Dear xCheri Janet and family So sorry to hear this about Joel Prayers for you all and thinking of you Love A Doris

  11. So sorry to hear of the loss of your son. God bless prayers and hugs for your family

  12. We do not always walk the path God chooses for us, we sometimes want to wander down different paths and routes, meandering, stalling and stopping, we try different things along our journey via taste, smell, sight and touch, not always good for us or those close to us, but, we are on that journey to arrive at a final destination. Joel has reach his, I believe it’s heaven, Joel’s journey ended much to soon for all of us, but, during the journey of senses one was touch, that’s the one I remember he touched our family in many ways as a young man he had been in our families lives and when I met him he was a bit shy, by Christmas we were laughing and putting tattoo stickers on him, he was a good sport allowing me to do so. He had a great heart, through our families crisis he was intertwined, helping a person close to me…I am glad that his heart shined this past year, he rose above so many things, he fought valiantly. Our family grief for him is real, his families, Father, Mother, Step Mom, Brother and Grandma…unimaginable, so I offer my heart and prayers to help share the pain, you are not alone and Joel will never be forgotten. He has walked a path before us, it is his good heart that we will remember and his heart has lead him home.

  13. Jim and Angie: I was saddened to read of Joel’s passing. Such a young life taken too soon. My thoughts and prayers will be there for you during this very difficult time.

  14. Jim and Angie, my heart breaks for you at this sad time. I pray the Lord will bless you with a peace that surpasses understanding. Love and prayers to you both.

  15. So sorry for your loss & RIP Joel. Our prayers are with you & God bless you’ll during this difficult time.

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