William Thomas Hall age 79 of Ahoskie died Monday, April 18, 2011 at Pitt Co. Memorial Hospital. He was born February 11, 1932 in Bertie County to the late William Joseph Hall and Ada Joyner Hall.
Mr. Hall was a loving and devoted son, brother, husband, father and grandfather, he enjoyed camping, cooking, fishing and traveling, he was a 1950 graduate of Aulander High School where he played varsity sports lettering in football, basketball and baseball, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War serving two tours in Korea, he was an expert auto body repairman employed by Charles H. Jenkins & Co. in Aulander, Freeman Chevrolet in Ahoskie and Tri-County auto repair in Aulander, he was one of the founders and a charter member of the Aulander Volunteer Rescue Squad where he served as Captain for many years and was a certified Emergency Medical Technician, was a past member of the Aulander Volunteer Fire Department where he served many years as Chief of the department, a past member of the Bertie County Fire Protection Association where he served a term as Vice President, a past member of the Aulander Ruritan Club where he served as President and Secretary of the Aulander club and was a District Zone Governor, a member of Woodmen of the World, past president of the Aulander camp and a faithful member of Liberty Freewill Baptist Church serving as a Deacon, cook, carpenter and grass mower.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of sixty years Emily Brantley Hall of the home, a daughter Tommie H. Oppegaard and husband Lee of Wilmington, a son Barry Hall and wife Patricia of Ahoskie, a sister Peggy H. Stoffregen and husband Bill of Raleigh, a grandson Eric Thomas Oppegaard of CT, a granddaughter Amanda Elizabeth Hall of Ahoskie, a step granddaughter Paula Brabble of Ahoskie, numerous nieces and nephews and a loving church family.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, April 22, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. Rev. Paul Ange and Rev. Glen Batten will officiate.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie and other times at the home. Memorials can be made to Liberty Freewill Baptist Church, PO Box 972, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or to the American Cancer Society, 930 Wellness Dr # B, Greenville, North Carolina 27834
Emily, I was so sorry to read about the death of your husband recently. I just wanted to send a message to you because I remember you so fondly from ‘past work experience.’ I am thinking of you at this difficult time, and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Best wishes to you Emily!
Dear Emily and Family,
We got to know Tom at such a fun time when we had a trip together. He was such a nice person and could do so many things. He had such a willing spirit to help others.
Ellen Moore Tayloe kept us posted about his situation.
Our prayer is that you will feel the Power and Presence of the Lord giving you the strength to get through the days to come. Also may you feel the love of family and friends.
Elaine and Lawrence Myers