Paul Edwin Hale, 83, known for his grocery-shopping expertise

Paul Edwin Hale

Paul Edwin Hale, 83, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at a local hospital. Mr. Hale was a native of Caribou, Maine, and the son of the late, George and Aurore Hale.

He has lived in the Tidewater area since joining the U.S. Navy after graduating high school. He retired from the grocery business after many years, and later became a self-employed general contractor. Paul was known for his grocery-shopping expertise, extreme couponing, and knowing where to find a good deal. He was a member of Church of Christ at Creeds.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Doris Hale; three children, Dianne King, and her husband, Wayne, Christel Hale and Jody Park, and her husband Bill, three brothers, Richard “Ricky” Hale, and his wife, Cathy, Jeffrey Hale, and his wife, Heidi, and Harold Hale; sister, Patsy Burleigh; four grandchildren, Harley, Lynnsey, Avery and Wyatt; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by two brothers, John “Galen” Hale and George “Gary” Hale; and two sisters, Margaret “Peggy” Wallace and Ruth Kozlowski.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Church of Christ at Creeds, 5500 Morris Neck Road, Virginia Beach, with John Boyer, senior minister, officiating. Interment will follow in Charity United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Church of Christ at Creeds, 5500 Morris Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457.

Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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