Obituaries 10/20/22

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Thomas (Gene) Hall Sr.
Thomas (Gene) Hall Sr. of Middleburg, Florida, born February 4, 1939, passed away on October 16, 2022. Gene is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janet Marra Hall, his children, Cheryl Boswell, Thomas Hall Jr., Timothy Hall, Tamara Cobb, Robert Hall, Vincent Hall, Randy Hall, Tracy Cunningham, Nancy McCarty, Edward Heil, and their respective spouses. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson and Maxine Hall, his brother, Wyman (Butch) Hall, his sister, Wilma Johnson, his daughter Wanda Heil and one granddaughter, Lauren Hall.
He and his wife Janet are members of the Orange Grove Seventh Day Adventist church where he was an Elder and served as the treasurer for many years. His passing will leave a big hole in our lives, but we take comfort in knowing that he was called home and we will be reunited in the proper time. Gene was born in Carlinville Illinois. He joined the Navy in 1956 and retired as a Senior Chief in 1987 serving for 31 years. He was a 40-year member of the Fleet Reserve Association and an avid supporter of numerous veteran’s organizations. Gene enjoyed a variety of hobbies over the years, he enjoyed fixing cars, working in the yard and garden, and was an avid reader, but his favorite activity was being with his family. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend.
Services will be held on Saturday, October 22 at 5 pm at the Orange Cove Seventh-day Adventist church, 4501 Hwy 17, Fleming Island, FL 32003. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations can be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or a charity of your choice in remembrance. Thank you and God Bless.