Billy Monroe (Buddy) Hale, age 85, of Caryville, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2023. He was a member of Caryville First Baptist Church. Buddy was a 1957 graduate of Jacksboro High-School and married his high-school sweet heart Katy Disney on Christmas Day 1958. He joined the Army after high-school where he served overseas in Europe as a Supply Clerk. After living and working in Dayton, Ohio, for 10 years, Buddy returned home to Caryville. He was a dedicated public servant for almost 30 years. Buddy served as a mail-carrier for the U.S. Postal Service; Caryville Police Chief; and retired from the State of Tennessee Department of Human Services. Buddy enjoyed life in retirement working on his outdoor projects. He had a love of music and adored singing and spending time with his grandson who shared that love with him.

Buddy was proceeded in death by his wife Katy (Disney) Hale; mother and step-dad, Lexie and George Loy; nephew Jessie Loy; and all aunts and uncles who were like siblings.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Quentin and Camille Hale; grandson, Brandon Hale; great-granddaughter Ava Bowles; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Theresa Loy; nephews Jeremy and Remy Loy; Loving Cousin, Venna and husband Joe Eilers; Special Friend and Caregiver, Ethel Brock; and Sister, Paula Lowe.

Family will receive friends Sunday, August 6, 2023, at Cross-Smith Funeral Home from 5-7 PM with the funeral immediately following in Cross-Smith Chapel, Reverend Chris Stanley officiating. Family and friends will meet August 7, Monday, at 10:15 AM at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and proceed to Campbell County Memorial Gardens for 11 AM Interment.

The family would like to extend gratitude and appreciation to The Lantern at Morning Pointe in Clinton for the exceptional care they provided.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Lantern at Morning Point, 960 S Charles G Seivers Blvd, Clinton, Tennessee.

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

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