I was privileged today to participate in funeral services for Bishop Thomas F. Hale, Jr., retired Tennessee pastor. The visitation last night was well attended, probably in the hundreds showing respects to Brother Hale and his family.

Today, Pastor Eddie Kilgore (Crossville), Londa Richardson (State CFO) and I were privileged to share our thoughts about a great man of God who made a difference in so many lives.  As always, the staff at Hood’s Funeral Home in Crossville did a great job, and accommodated every request.

A large group also attended the graveside services.  It was encouraging to see so many of our fellow pastors in attendance, as they offered their support and prayers.