William Eugene Hall
Brigadier General William Eugene Hall of Indialantic, FL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 8, 2014, with family by his side. Born in Paducah, KY, in 1923, he was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Nancy Lyons Hall.
General Hall graduated from Castle Heights Military Academy, Lebanon TN, and attended Vanderbilt University. Commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the US Army in 1942, he served in the European Theatre of Operations until 1945. He joined the Kentucky Army National Guard in 1947. Upon returning from active duty during the Berlin Crisis Call-up in 1962, he was appointed to various assignments including Group Commander of the 149th Armor Group until 1970, when assigned to the United States Army Reserve. He was appointed Assistant Adjutant General for the Kentucky Army National Guard. General Hall received the Purple Heart, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and the Legion of Merit among many other medals for his dedicated military service. He was actively involved in the Retired Officers Association at PAFB.
General Hall retired from his executive position at Bellsouth Corporation after 50 years of service. He and Nancy lived in KY, GA, and FL before his retirement in 1987.
As one of the few remaining members of "The Greatest Generation," he leaves behind two daughters, Susan (Wes) Lovelace, and Kimberly (John) Duncan, and five grandchildren, Megan Weidner, Anne Alan Jemison, Nancy Green, Jack Alvarez, and Caroline Alvarez. He was the proud great-grandfather of seven children. He also leaves a niece, Margo Sprague, and a nephew, Bourke Mantle.
The family requests donations in General Hall's memory to be made to the MOACC Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 254708, PAFB, Satellite Beach, FL, 32935. Private burial services will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC.
Please visit General Hall's tribute page at beachfuneralhome.com
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on June 11, 2014