Robert Buckner Hall
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ADVANCE - Mr. Robert Buckner Hall, 87, formerly of Hallander Drive, Mocksville, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
Mr. Hall was born Oct. 18, 1926, in Mt. Olive to the late Stacy Buckner and Valera Louise Justice Hall. He was a graduate of Mocksville High School and UNC Chapel Hill, Class of 1949. Mr. Hall was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp having served during World War II.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Mocksville, where he had served in many leadership roles. Mr. Hall was the owner/operator of Hall Drug Company. After retirement, he served as a pharmacist for many years at A Storehouse For Jesus. He was president of the North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association and was named the Pharmacist of the Year in 1972.
Mr. Hall was a member of the Board of Trustees for the Consolidated University of North Carolina, the University of North Carolina at Asheville and Campbell University. He was the chairman of the Board of Directors of Mocksville Savings Bank and subsequently chairman of the Board of Directors of Stonestreet Bank Corp., which later became Suntrust Bank. Mr. Hall was on the local board of Central Carolina Bank. He served on the Mocksville Town Board for many years. Mr. Hall was a member of the Mocksville Rotary Club and active with the Salvation Army.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Buckner "Buck" Hall, Jr. and Carl Stacy Hall; and a son-in-law, Henry Tate.
Survivors include his wife, Hope Fitchett Hall; a daughter, Hope Tate; two daughters-in-law, Dixie Hall and Deborah Hall; three grandchildren, Kristen Anne Hall, Robert Buckner "Tripp" Hall, III and Evan Stacy Hall; and a great-granddaughter, Rylee Marin.
Arrangements: A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Shane Nixon officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at Eaton Funeral Home, Mocksville.
Memorials: The family requests that memorials be considered for First Baptist Church Building Fund, 412 N. Main St., Mocksville, NC 27028; Storehouse for Jesus Pharmacy, 675 E. Lexington Road, Mocksville, NC 27028; or Davie Community Foundation, P.O. Box 546, Mocksville, NC 27028.
Online condolences may be made at www.eatonfuneralservice.com
Eaton Funeral Service
325 North Main Street Mocksville, NC 27028
Published in Salisbury Post on July 2, 2014