Homer Gibson Hall
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SALISBURY - Homer Gibson Hall, passed away early Saturday morning, April 28, 2012, at his home at Trinity Oaks Lutheran Retirement Community, Salisbury, at the age of 87.
Born Nov. 22, 1924, in Franklin Township, Rowan County, Mr. Hall is survived by his wife of 64 years, Laura Brinkley Hall; and his three children, Jeannette H. Reid of Clemmons, Robert N. Hall and wife Deborah W. Hall of Kernersville and Laura Ann Hall of Durham.
He is also survived by his nephew, Barre R. Mitchell and wife Gilda W. Mitchell of Rock Hill, S.C.; his great-niece, Margo C. Mitchell; his niece, Brenda M. Stuckey and husband Howard Stuckey of Jonesboro, La.; and great-nephew Shane Holder.
Mr. Hall was raised on his family's farm in Rowan County, graduated from Cleveland High School, worked as a welder in the Wilmington naval shipyard and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after turning 18 to join the World War II war effort, becoming a certified fighter pilot.
After the war, Mr. Hall graduated from N.C. State University in Raleigh and spent his working career in the textile industry, primarily at Firestone Textiles in Gastonia. The family spent three years in Brazil during the early 1960s when Mr. Hall was on assignment in Sao Paulo for Firestone as plant manager.
Mr. Hall was an active member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Kiwanis Club and Elks Lodge in Gastonia. He will be remembered for his great kindness toward everyone, his robustness, fortitude and self-reliance, his engaging smile and as a loving and devoted father, husband and provider.
A life-long learner with strong work ethic and moral fiber, Homer Hall was a shining example of the Greatest Generation.
Services: Memorial services will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Gastonia, 258 W. Franklin Blvd., on Saturday, May 5 at 3 p.m., and at Trinity Oaks Lutheran Retirement Community in Salisbury, 728 Klumac Road, on Monday, May 7 at 3 p.m. Graveside services for the family will follow at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Salisbury, 4401 Statesville Blvd.
Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Hall family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.
Published in Salisbury Post on May 4, 2012