1937 ~ 2014
Charles Hall age 77, of Perkinston died Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Perkinston.
He attended Lenore High School and Burch High School where he graduated in 1955. After graduation he moved to Cleveland, OH and worked for Fisher Body, a division of General Motors. In 1957 he married Patricia E. Gilleland
He enlisted in the Navy in 1956 and remained until retiring in 1976. His first duty station was Kamiseya, Japan for two years and was stationed in many other location including Norfolk, VA, Keflavik Iceland, Nicosia Cyprus, Republic of Panama in Central America, Rota Spain and back to Winter Harbor Maine where he retired.
Working fifteen years for DOS as a telephone technician took him to over three quarter of the world including Russia and he was there for the fall of USSR. He installed telephone systems in US Embassies located in eight of the thirteen Providences which broke away from USSR and became the countries they were before Russia had annexed them. He retired in 1995 and moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in December 1996.
In 1997 he started a company which consisted of designing the communication needs, selling, installing and maintaining telephone equipment. His business also sold, installed, and maintained equipment, wiring for phones, cable TV, wired and wireless internet service, CCTV Security systems and networking for hotel/motel and businesses.
He had traveled the world and had a wonderful wife and six children and would not have changed anything about his life.
Having lost everything in hurricane Katrina in 2005, he and his wife relocated to Perkinston.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia E. Hall.
He is survived by his children, Cheryl Bradshaw and husband, John of Gulfport, Ann Slusser and husband, Jeff of Franklin, ME, Aniese Smith and husband Ben of Gulfport,
Charles Hall and wife Pamela of Sullivan, ME, Stacy White and husband Eric of Franklin, ME, Lisa Hall of Biloxi; twelve grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, Gulfport where friends may visit beginning at 5:00 p.m. There will be a graveside service on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at Biloxi National Cemetery.
View and sign register book at www.bradfordokeefe.com
Published in The Sun Herald on Aug. 26, 2014