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Norville Lloyd "Norv" Hall, 85, of Northport, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Norville was born on March 15, 1932, in Lisbon, Ohio, the son of Wilford and Ethel (Pickett) Hall.
On Jan. 19, 1957, he married Sharon Damsel, who survives. He was a proud Ohio State Buckeye fan, graduating in 1952 with a degree in natural resources. He served in the U.S. Army with the 710th Ordinance Battalion in Germany.
After his honorable discharge from the Army, Norv worked for Oglebay Park in Wheeling, West Virginia, where he and Sharon started their family. He later worked for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for 25 years. During this time, Norv and Sharon, with their family had many wonderful adventures, camping, canoeing and enjoying the outdoors.
Norv later taught at Hocking College in Southern Ohio, where his students truly appreciated his wit and wisdom. He was a passionate wood carver and model airplane builder. He spent the past few winters with his wife in Apalachicola, Florida, where The Hole In The Wall Raw Bar was his favorite place to enjoy oysters and great friends.
In addition to his loving wife of 60 years, Norville is survived by his children, Lynn (Michael) Doucette, Brian (Cheryl) Hall and Leesa (Chris) Holton; grandchildren, Erica (Blake) Goff, Alex Glidewell, Joshua (Jessica) Holton and Chase (Kate) Holton and a brother, Harold Hall.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lester, Lee and Don Hall.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 20, at 4 p.m. at Trinity Church UCC, Northport. Rev. Phil Garrison will officiate.
Memorials may be directed to the Northport Community Arts Center (NCAC), P.O. Box 319, Northport, MI 49670 and/or to Northport Trinity Church UCC, P.O. Box 156, Northport, MI 49670.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the Hall family at www.martinson.info.
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Leelanau.
Published on April 18, 2017
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