Walter Hall, Jr. longtime resident of Gainesville died peacefully Monday, April 21st at Haven Hospices E.T. York Care Center.
Walter was born in Hazard, Kentucky on May 27th, 1922. He graduated from Ashville Farm School, now Warren Wilson College. He served as a Sargent in the Armed Forces in the South Pacific during World War II. He worked as a cabinetmaker and in later years as a Master barber. In Kentucky he met the love of his life, Roberta H. Hall.
During their 53 years in Gainesville he was an active and dedicated member of Southwest United Methodist Church serving in many capacities. His jolly presence, jokes and amusing stories, lifted the spirits of everyone. Walt and Roberta contributed to the goodwill among the neighbors by hosting yearly cookouts and a Christmas Party for the entire neighborhood. They also gardened with beautiful results for all to enjoy. Walt’s other interest included woodworking, camping, music, and sports.
Survivors include: his adored wife Roberta, Nephew A.L. Brashear and Linda of Johnson City, TN, nieces Emma E. Brewer and John, Grand Junction, CO, and Wynona Brown and Jack of London, KY. A host of friends will miss his kind and gracious presence.
In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to the Florida Methodist Children’s Home, which may be sent to Southwest United Methodist Church for forwarding.
Funeral services for Mr. Hall will be held on Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 10:00am at the Southwest United Church with interment to follow at Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 24th, from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Forest Meadows Funeral Home.