Hale was the 6th child of Wm. Wood McKissack and Susan Clara Gassiot. They had eleven children- only six survived to become adults and he was the only son. He was born April 21, 1904.
Hale never married. He had served in the navy aboard the USS Arkansas around 1929-32.
He farmed and barbered most of his life. He reentered the navy about January of 1941 and died in December of 1941.