HALL, Frederick Lewis Jr. (Age 82) Born December 6, 1930 in Patterson, New Jersey and lifted into God's Kingdom on November 6, 2013. Fred was the only child of Frederick and Helen Hall. He moved to Louisville, Kentucky at an early age, where he graduated valedictorian from Manual High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in Anchorage, Alaska and at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane. It was in Spokane where he met the love of his life, Wilma Thomas. They were married on December, 28th, 1951 and began raising a family. After serving his country he and Wilma moved to Louisville, and in 1964, back to Spokane, WA where he worked for over 30 years at Eagle Electric and Pay 'N Pak, all while remaining heavily involved in his children's activities. Fred loved to bowl, having two 300 games, he loved golf, travel, loved playing snookers at 'the office' with his buddies, and playing Skip-bo at home with Wilma and his family; he is the reigning 'Skip-bo King' (but mom does claim he cheated). Dad's humor, quick wit, and insightfulness was well-known and made him friends wherever he went. Whenever anyone got sick they were cured with Dad's homemade chicken noodle soup. Sunday barbecues were a tradition that was enjoyed by family and friends. His beautiful gardens were admired and the bounty was shared with all. His true passion was his family. His warmth and love of his family earned him the undying respect and love that few will know. Dad was a remarkable husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, mentor, and the wisest man we know. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Wilma, his sons Bill and Tom, daughters Lora (David) Simmons, Bonnie (Mike) DeMasi; grandchildren: Carissa, Tom, Tiffany, Bubba, Jimmy, Danny, and Jackie; and great-grandchildren: Tristan, Peyton, Raighan, Riley, Sophia and Maria; and his ornery dog Duff. It was a great honor to have had this fine man as the leader of our pack; a true gem of a human being. The void he leaves behind can never be filled. He is deeply loved and will never be forgotten. His was truly a life well-lived. "Have the Skip-bo cards ready..." At Fred's request there will be no services at this time.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Nov. 10, 2013
Heritage Funeral Home
508 North Government Way Spokane, WA 99224