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Mark Hale & Jessica Wilcher

posted Oct 4, 2016, 7:20 AM by Darryl Curtis
Mark Russell Hale was born on August 19th, 1978, in McMinnville TN to proud parents Waymon and Melba Hale. As a young boy his interest were fishing, hunting and playing soccer. He started working at a young age for his dad and when he finished high school, moved to Knoxville where he worked for Sea Ray boat manufacturer and at J.C. Penney in th men’s clothing department. After returning to McMinnville he worked at Custom Construction Co. In 2001, he and his Dad formed an excavation company known as Dirt Works, where he is in charge of operations.

Mark married Karissa Turner on June 7, 2000. They have 2 children, Emilee Grace and Hence Garrison Hale. He is active in his children’s sports and a devoted husband and father. He enjoys boating, travel and the company of family and friends. Mark was awarded the honor of Young Businessman of the Year in 2010. In the past few years he has become interested in fitness and has participated in several marathons and triathlons as well as having a dedication to weight training and physical fitness. Mark is dancing tonight in memory of his mother-in-law, Karon Hall Layne, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2011. 

Jessica Wilcher was born and raised in Warren County and is the 23 year old daughter of Joey and Lydia Wilcher. She is currently employed at Security Federal Savings Bank and also helps out with her family business, Phillips Sales and Service. She is a graduate of Warren County High School where she was a member of the Varsity cheerleading squad. Jessica continued her education at Tennessee Tech University where she recieved a scholarship to cheer on the Golden Eagle cheerleading squad and was chosen to be a member of their competition cheer squad. Jessica has kept her cheer spirit alive here in Warren County and is an instructor for Tennessee gymnastics and Cheerleading and is the very proud cheer coach of the Eastside Elementary School cheer squads. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys running, gardening, shopping, and spending every minute she can with her friends and family.