Robert Gray Hall, Sr., 98, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, June 4, 2017. He was born in Thessalon, Ontario, Canada, on December 23, 1918 to the late Fred and Nellie Hall.
Robert proudly served in the US Army as a Production Officer, he proudly received a Victory Medal and American Theatre Service Medal. Robert enjoyed Northern Pike fishing in Canada, playing golf, enjoyed talking politics, writing letters to the editor of the local papers and was a candidate for the Second District of the Michigan Congress in 1958. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gravel Ridge and spent his free time as a volunteer for Hospice. He was a member of the American Association of School Administers, American Legion and the Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Nellie Hall; his first wife Della Vern Chesshire Hall; a daughter Victoria “Vicki” Ellen Hall; a son Henry “Hank” Ray Hall; two brothers John Carlton and Kenneth William Hall.
He is survived by his spouse Doris Eilen Kizer Hall and son Robert Gray Hall, Jr. (Angeleen); his grandchildren Michael Hall; Courtney Davis; J.P. Roberts; Michael Roberts; Doug Biehl; Brian Biehl; Scott Tinker; Randy Tinker; Tammy Horton; Lauren Kimple; Josh Kimple and he will be missed by his 25 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.
Burial will be on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Liberty Township Cemetery, Manton, Michigan.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Arkansas Hospice for their amazing care.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to be made to any Hospice organization of your choice.
Bob Hall was a remarkable man. He was highly intelligent, very analytical, and a pleasant gentleman to boot. My husband, Carl, and I enjoyed his company and that of Doris on many occasions. Bob, Carl, and Ray Sarmiento played at golf, but they enjoyed it, the purpose of such an outing. Mutual love of fried catfish led to many shared meals and very deep conversations. He was genuinely one of the greatest generation and he will be missed. My sympathies to Doris and his entire family.
I was sorry to hear about the loss of Mr Hall. He was a wonderful & very smart man. He will be missed. Doris my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.