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Jeffrey Daniel Hale, USAF (Retired)
April 21, 1970 ~ March 31, 2022
Jeffrey Daniel Hale, died March 31, 2022 of natural causes at the age of 51 years in his Fort Walton Beach home.
Jeff was born 21 April 1970 in Okinawa and raised in an U.S. Air Force family which meant frequent moves during his early years. In 1988, Jeff joined the Air Force himself and served until his retirement in 2009. His military career meant a lot to Jeff, having served in various aircraft maintenance capacities with rescue and special operations units at Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, Kadena Air Base, Japan, and Hurlburt Air Force Base, Florida. He was a veteran of operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and numerous other Middle Eastern operations.
Jeff is survived by two daughters, Antoinette “Toni” Hale and Jessica “Jessi” Hale; grandchildren, Dominic and Connor; parents, James and Yoshiko Hale; and sisters Nancy (David) Dailly and their 3 children and Jennifer Hale and her daughter.
A memorial service with military honors will be held at McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, at 3 pm on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made in Jeff’s name to the Air Force Enlisted Village, Shalimar, Florida. https://www.afev.us/
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