WINTERVILLE - Mr. Oscar "Bobby" Lee Hall, 71, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 in LifeCare Hospital in Rocky Mount.
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The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Grant Carter. Entombment will be in Pinewood Memorial Park.
Oscar, also known as Bobby or Big O, grew up in Edenton and moved to Greenville in 1960. That same year, he met the love of his life, Fay Williams, marrying her in 1962. They spent their early years of marriage in Greenville, then moved to Winterville in 1972.
Oscar was a graduate of John A. Holmes High School in Edenton. During his time in high school, he developed lifelong friendships with his classmates. Last week, he fondly recalled the many happy memories he had with his classmates. They were in constant communication, laughing and praying together.
He was employed with DuPont and Burroughs Wellcome, later GSK. In addition, he worked with Farrior and Sons in Farmville. Though he enjoyed the chemical manufacturing work, his passion was building homes. Even while working full time, he always found time to build homes. He considered it a great privilege to combine his love of building with serving others. He served with the Baptist Men's organization, assisting with disaster reconstruction and locally building wheelchair ramps for those in need.
Oscar was an avid hunter and fisherman. He could tell you the hunting seasons off the top of his head, and any plans had to be coordinated around his hunting and fishing schedule. Oscar even selected the date of Michele's wedding to ensure it would not clash with the opening of deer season. He enjoyed spending time with his buddies at the Old House Hunting Club. They have been a tremendous support to Oscar and his family.
Oscar was a member of Winterville Baptist Church. He enjoyed the worship and fellowship with his friends there. He was a loving husband, father and PaPa. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Vonda Hall. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Fay, who was the love of his life. He is survived by his daughters, Deborah and husband, Ken Mueller, and Michele and husband, James Cherry. He is also survived by granddaughter, Jillian Mueller, and grandsons, Adam Mueller and Cole Cherry. Cole was Oscar's "Little Buddy," and they built a special relationship through hunting, fishing, camping and eating many Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
He is also survived by a sister, Jackie (Conn.); brothers, Ralph Jr. (Barbara) and Willard; and many nieces and nephews.
One cannot write about Oscar's survivors without including his granddogs, Sabastian and Ella. They brought so much joy into his life.
The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Mohvish Muzaffar and staff at Leo Jenkins Cancer Center, the staff at LifeCare Hospital, Dr. Cheryl Carlson and staff at UNC Chapel Hill, and Dr. Lara Surles and staff at Medical Park Family Physicians.
Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenville. Online condolences may be made at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.
Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
2100 East Fifth Street Greenville, NC 27858
Published in The Daily Reflector on Aug. 4, 2014