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Hales, Jake

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October 28, 1988 - November 12, 2020

Hales, Jake

On November 12, 2020, Robert “Jake” Hales passed away at the age of 32.  Jake grew up in Atascocita, Texas.  After graduating from Quest High School he moved to Austin to be around the vegan scene.  He then moved to Crosby to help take care of his Nana. Jake loved all animals and volunteered with several animal rescues as well as worked with Houston Pets Alive.  He also had a heart for the homeless community and would give his last dollar to a homeless person even if he needed it himself. 

He is survived by his Mother, Veronica Hales Galbreath, Stepfather Michael Galbreath,  Father Robert (Bobby) Hales, Stepmother Doris Hales, his Nana Barbara Hales, his Grandparents Bob and Bonnie Galbreath, stepsisters Savanna and Breanna, his Aunt Kissy Stelly, his Uncle Erskine Hard, his Uncle Charlie Hales, his Uncle Steve Galbreath, his Aunt Debra Matteson and all of his cousins: Nikki, Christopher, Eric, Jamie, Nicole, Maddie, Griffin and Sean. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Andrea Perez and many other family and friends.

Jake’s Celebration of Life will be on November 18th, Wednesday at 3 pm at Darst Funeral Home, 796 Russell Palmer Rd, Kingwood, Texas 77339.

Service will be held outside to accommodate for social distancing, please dress accordingly.  All friends and family are welcome to attend!

In lieu of flowers the family has requested a donation be made in honor of Jake’s life to Houston Pets Alive ( 



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A Celebration of Life will be held for Jake Hales on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 3:00 PM in the Darst Funeral Home Gardens.


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Manny Sanchez

November 20, 2020 8:34PM

Veronica and Mike - I am so saddened to hear about your son’s passing. I hope you have many family members and friends to gather around you during this difficult time. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Mike Galbreath

November 19, 2020 7:34PM

Dear jake my heart is broken I can't believe your gone I was your age 32 when your mom and I got together and you were just 6  you were such happy kid you loved swimming and pizza and the power rangers I had no idea  how to be a step dad as it was all new to me and even though we didn't always see eye to eye on things I truly did try my best.your mom and had so much fun with you camping riding motorcycles and 4 wheelers you always loved the outdoors Anyway  goodbye my son you will  always be in my heart.Love Mike

Mike Galbreath

November 19, 2020 1:18AM

Jake it's hard to say goodbye I can't believe you're gone I was your your age 32 when I met your mom and you were only 6 I had know idea how to be a stepdad it was all new to be and even though we didn't always see eye to eye I truly tried my best.I really enjoyed the times we road motorcycles and 4 wheelers together we had so much heat is broken love Mike.

Lee and Debbie Ellis

November 18, 2020 8:35PM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this time. In Christ's Love,Lee and Debbie

Kasey Smith

November 18, 2020 5:05PM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Jake was always so kind to everyone and had an amazing spirit. He will be truly missed by so many. Our hearts ache for your family. We will continue to pray for peace and comfort. May his soul and spirit live on and fly high.

With much love and hugs,
The Smiths ❤️

Fred and Evelyn

November 18, 2020 5:27AM

We are so sorry for you lost you have our sincere condolence and know God will strengthen you.

Ira Kettles-Lemiska

November 17, 2020 8:30PM

Our thoughts are prayers are with you all. So very sorry for your loss.

Shirley Twiss

November 17, 2020 7:09PM

So incredibly sorry for your loss. God Bless!

Jerry Cannon

November 16, 2020 10:58PM

So sorry for your loss!


November 16, 2020 10:27PM

I am so sorry for your loss, it is a tragedy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


November 16, 2020 8:42PM

Hurts my heart that you are gone buddy, we always had a great time together. I could never forget your laugh.

Andrea Perez

November 16, 2020 12:53AM

One of my favorite memories with Jacob was when he accompanied me to Arandas to pick up some take out. We sat inside in a booth, with incorrectly typed signs that said "this table is close". We had a good laugh, and he took of his mask for a minute. He put it back on, and we laughed and started to kiss with our masks on. It was probably not smart, or sanitary. But we laughed and smiled, talked about margaritas we liked, and talked about how he was at an Arandas about a decade ago after he got kicked out of a misfits concert.

Kassie Kitchen

November 16, 2020 12:06AM

My heart breaks for his family. Rest In Peace, sweet friend.

Nadine Nicholls

November 14, 2020 10:39PM

Dear Jake,
I want you to know that the memories I have of you are from the best times in my life! It is terribly hard to say goodbye! You were special and I will never forget you! I wish we were in your old Jetta, and you were teaching me how to drive stick shift again. I'm glad we got to reminisce recently on a couple good HS stories. This is so sad, but I know heaven has a perfectly selfless new angel!


November 14, 2020 10:00PM

I love you Jake. I loved all of our conspiracy theories that the family always said we were crazy about, I loved all of our weird pictures because we never knew how to make a serious face, I loved our music concerts we’d have together, I loved all of the precious memories you left with me. Thank you for being my brother.