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 Dec. 23, 1918, to the late Fred and Nellie Hall.
Robert proudly served in the U.S. 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. From 1960 to 1975 Robert was the superintendent at St. Charles Community Schools in St. Charles.
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; and two brothers, John Carlton and Kenneth William Hall.
He is survived by his spouse, Doris Eilen Kizer Hall; 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 and Josh Kimple; and he will be missed by his 25 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m., at the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes, with Pastor Bryan McInerney officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until the time of service. Graveside services with military honors will follow at Liberty Township Cemetery, Manton.
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.
Please sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
Local arrangements have been handled by the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
Published on June 8, 2017