Thomas R. Hall
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Norfolk - Thomas R. Hall, 88, years young was called home by the Supreme Commander on Saturday, May 25, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Hall of County Cavan, Ireland and Margaret Clute Hall of Schenectady, NY; daughter, Laurie Hall Wilson and husband Sonny and three sisters, Nettie Hall Grant, Dorothy Hall Driskell and Louise Hall Moylan.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, June; daughter, Julie Honeycutt (Dale) of Virginia Beach, two sons, Robert Allen Hall (Nancy) of Virginia Beach and Thomas Michael Hall (Sharon) of Atlanta, GA; four grandsons, Brian Honeycutt (Melissa), Adam Honeycutt (Erin), Christopher Hall and Sonny Wilson, Jr.; three granddaughters, Amanda and Kelsey Hall, and Wendy Wilson Strawhorn; three great-granddaughters, Karleigh Wilson, Kylie and Delaney Strawhorn; and a great-grandson, Edison Honeycutt.
Tom attended Granby High prior to entering the Navy during WWII serving in the China and Pacific Theatres. He retired after twenty five years with Norshipco as Asst. Plant Superintendent and manager of the Marine and Industrial Engine Distributorship that serviced six states and D.C. He was well known in the Duck Pin Bowling Circuit, Life Member of VFW Post 3160, a member of the Norfolk Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution, a director of Ocean View Station Museum which he loved dearly, a 40 plus year member of O.V. Lions Club where he served two years as President and was President of the O.V. Lions Charities Foundation. He was awarded Lion's highest honor in 1990 when he was made a Melvin Jones Fellow and Lion's Citizen of the Year in 2008. He started the Ocean View Civic League in 1989 and served two three year terms as President. He has been a long standing member of the Mayor's Task Force on Ocean View.
The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held at 12 noon Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ocean View Station Museum, 111 W. Ocean View Ave., Norfolk, VA 23503.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 27, 2013