James A. Hale 72, of Avon, formerly of Greenwood, passed away October 11, 2016. He was born August 3, 1944 in Corbin, KY the son of James Russell and Mary Lois Nantz Hale. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Engle; brother, Robert E. (Gertrude Benton) Hale; nephew, Robert J. (Karen) Hale; niece, Michele Lowe; several great nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday October 14, 2016 at Lincoln Memory Gardens Cemetery with visitation from noon until 2 p.m. Friday at Conkle Funeral Home Avon Chapel.