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James Leo "Jim" Hall
December 15, 1940 ~ May 9, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Our father, James “Jim” Leo Hall, 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 9. He will be sadly missed and will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Jim was born to Leslie and Josephine Hall on December 15, 1940, in Lafayette, VA. He received his Bachelor’s degree from VPI, now Virginia Tech, where he was also a member of the Corp of Cadets.
He married Doris Jean Deel in June of 1963 and together they started their adventures. After graduation, Jim served as a Captain in the United States Air Force. Following his service, he worked his way up the corporate ladder to Southwest Virginia District Manager with C & P Telephone. During this time, Jim and Doris raised their three sons, Phillip, Gregory and Eric. Jim used his spare time to coach their Little League teams and to cheer them on in high school and collegiate sports. Jim also volunteered his time with Mill Creek Baptist Church teaching Sunday School classes, with the local Cattlemen’s Association and local Credit Union Boards.
After 25 years, he retired to Woodsdale Farm in Fincastle, VA. Jim and Doris poured their energy into renovating the 1811 house on the property: keeping the old world charm and adding onto it. Jim enjoyed being outdoors on the farm, tending to his cattle, hunting with his beloved sidekick pup, Boone, or fishing with friends. He always looked forward to spending time with family, hosting family reunions and even a couple of weddings at the farm. He also loved tractor rides on the land and through the creek when his grandkids visited.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his dear son Phillip; brothers HC and Glenn, and his sister, Charlotte. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Doris, sons: Gregory James Hall (Theresa) of Virginia Beach and Eric Lynn Hall (Jennifer) of Daleville; brother, Dickie Hall; sisters: Debbie Garrett, GiGi Hall and Linda Bell Sarver. He was the fun-loving Pepaw to his grandchildren: Paxton Toscano (Adrian), Janie King, Derick Hall, Tanner Hall, Jessica Hall and Nora Hall; and great grandchildren: Eden, Jackson and Harlow.
Jim fought a lengthy battle against Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia. While his body was failing him; his mind stayed sharp, and he never lost his sense of humor. He had the great ability to make others smile and that will truly be missed. The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the staff at The Park Oak Grove in Roanoke and Gentiva Hospice Care for all their compassion, understanding and love they showed Jim over the past year.
We would love for you to join family and friends to honor his life at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road, Daleville Saturday, May 13 at 2:00 PM followed by a graveside service
at Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Fincastle. Jim’s family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours prior to the service beginning at 12:00 Noon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Lewy Body Research, P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741.
Online condolences may be made to Jim’s family at www.rader-funeralhome.com/tributes/James-Hall.