LELAND — Jesse Vann Hales, 76, of Leland, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Jesse was born November 4, 1944 in Kenly, NC, a son of Otis and Lois Jones Hales. His two brothers, Louis Hales and Reginald Hales, preceded him in death.
Jesse obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Barton College. He went on to become Vice President of Sales for a major pharmaceutical company where he was greatly respected and well-liked. Jesse was an outdoorsman and loved fishing, hunting and golfing. However, his greatest pride and joy was his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Bonnie Hales; three children, Jessica Gifford (Brian) of Ayden, NC, Justin Hales (Lauren) of Philadelphia, PA, and Angela Coulston (Clay) of Annapolis, MD; seven grandchildren, Haley Gifford, Lindsey Gifford, Hannah Gifford, Ellie Hales, Vance Hales, Jesse Cooper Coulston and Wyatt Coulston.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00am Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Andrews Market Street Chapel. Prior to the service, the family will receive friends from 10:00am until the service hour.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jesse’s memory may be made to the National Cancer Society or the COPD Foundation.
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