Hall, Jr., Hugh Olin Hugh Olin Hall, Jr., was born January 29, 1920 in Fate, TX, and passed away in Rockwall, TX, on September 24, 2013. He married Doris Jane Cain in 1979. Hugh was the youngest person to graduate from Rockwall High School at the age of 15. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and North Texas State University in Denton. Hugh joined the United States Army during WWII and served in the Field Artillery Unit in Germany. He was stationed in the European Theater and the Aleutian Islands during the war. After Hugh's service in the Army, he worked on the pipelines with his father for the Oklahoma Contracting Company all over the United States. He later became employed with Lone Star Gas, where he worked until his retirement in 1989. After retirement, he continued to work as a consultant with Lone Star Gas and other companies as a land man, acquiring right of way. Hugh was a member of the Rockwall Masonic Lodge and member of First United Methodist Church of Rockwall. He was an avid reader and a historian of WWII, later having the opportunity to travel back to Europe and Germany to visit the areas where he had served. Hugh was also a knowledgeable sports fan, having installed one the first satellite dishes in his backyard in the early 1980's so he could watch football and baseball games from all over the country. He is survived by his loving wife: Doris Jane Hall; brother: Ralph M. Hall; sister: Rosemary Hall Scott; grandchildren: Christopher Andrew Jeanes, Hugh Olin Hall IV and Christopher Leigh Hall; four nephews: Ralph Hampton Hall & wife Jody, Brett Allen Hall & wife Karen, Jay Blakeley Hall & wife Catherine and Dr. Victor Mark Scott & wife Vickie; grandnephews: Jay Hampton Hall & wife Katherine, Steven Lule & wife Leeanna and Alexander Cole Scott; and grandnieces: Haley Nicole Scott, Sarah Elizabeth Hall, Amanda Ellen Hall and Crystal Tucker Hall. Hugh was preceded in death by his son: Hugh Olin Hall, III; daughter: Rebecca Ann Hall Jeanes; and sister-in-law: Mary Ellen Hall. Funeral services will be held 2:00pm, Friday, September 27, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, 1200 E. Yellow Jacket Lane, Rockwall, TX, with Dr. Joe Pool officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Published in Dallas Morning News on Sept. 27, 2013