Billy Ray Hales, 69, of Laurinburg formerly of Elizabethtown passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents: Marion Lee Hales and Omega Davis Hales, one sister: Wanda Hales and two brothers: Donald and Roger Hales. Billy leaves behind his loving wife, Debby Smith Hales, of the home; one son: Heath Hales of the home, one nephew Daryl Hales of Lexington, SC and four great nieces.
Billy was a devoted husband, father and uncle. He adored his wife Debby of 42 years and enjoyed spending time with his family. Billy was a "Jack of all Trades" type of guy, capable of doing almost anything. He enjoyed fishing, playing the guitar, attending concerts and traveling. Billy was a generous soul who enjoyed making others laugh.
A memorial service is planned for Friday, May 31, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wade Hall. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.