Granville Craddock "Heavy" Hall
1936 - 2020
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Granville Craddock ("Heavy") Hall passed away peacefully at his home in Newport News on Saturday, April 25, 2020. He was born on August 10, 1936 in Richmond, VA, but moved to Newport News as a young child where he lived the rest of his life. Granville was a 1954 graduate of Newport News High School, a graduate of the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School, and a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding as a General Foreman in the Electrical Department (X31) after more than 40 years of service, and was later co-owner of Ann Marie's Subs in Denbigh.

He was preceded in rest by his parents, Edward P. and Nell Medley Hall; his brother, Edward P. ("Ted") Hall, Jr.; and his great-granddaughter, Grace Katherine Davenport. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Diane E. Fulton of Yorktown; son, G. Todd Hall (Tammy) of Caswell Beach, NC; stepson, Michael Warren (Brandy); stepdaughter, Lori Armer (Mike); grandchildren, Katie Davenport (Jake), Melissa Hall (Ray), Agatha Pilola (Michael), Sean-Michael Wilkinson, Christina Hall, Elizabeth Lyndsey Hall, Gabrielle Hall, Glen Warren, Jonathan Armer, and Sierra Warren; nine great-grandchildren; his sisters, Sherwood Hoge (Jeff) of Hubert, NC, and Katherine Rishebarger of San Antonio, TX, and their children; and a multitude of wonderful friends and loved ones.

Funeral arrangements are private. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula in Heavy's honor. Please see full obituary at www.peninsulafuneralhome.com. Arrangements and being handled by Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

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Published in Daily Press on Apr. 30, 2020.
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May 11, 2020
Rest in peace, Heavy. Sarah and I always enjoyed seeing you and talking to you.
Kelly Riske
Friend
May 1, 2020
RIP Heavy, you were one of the good guys that it was always a pleasure to work with. My condolences to your family and friends.
Hoot Gibson
Coworker
April 30, 2020
Mr. Hall (Heavy) started off as my basketball coach, then acted as a second father to me, became my general foreman at the shipyard, and spent the remaining years as a dear friend. I have so many great memories of us hanging out at the beach, Ann Marie's, and various other events. I was able to see him in NN over the past year and laugh about the old times. He will always be remembered as part of my growing up and will be truly missed.
Steve Church
Friend
April 30, 2020
Lost a good one, my condolences to all family and friends. He will be missed.
Wayne Agee
Friend
April 30, 2020
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.
April 30, 2020
Great person love working for him. I worked for him for about 20 years..
Bill Dubberly
Coworker
April 30, 2020
Granville was my first love though we went our separate ways when I went off to college. We had reconnected by phone for the first time in nearly 60 years after the death of my husband, and had some wonderful conversations over the past year or so. I talked to him the Wednesday before he died and his last words to me were "I may not get back to you for a few days but don't worry". I did worry of course, as I knew he was not well. I send my deepest sympathy to his family. He will be sorely missed.
Melissa Farster Sharpley
April 30, 2020
Heavy was my boss for much of my shipyard career. He was a excellent boss and caring man. The X31 Electrical for New Submarine Construction was like a big family and Heavy was in charge. He was respected by all of us who worked for him along with anyone else who met him. Even after he retired, he would bring Ann Marie Subs to the gate at lunchtime for all of us. That might of been repayment for us making his snack of popcorn so he didn't burn up the microwave. I will cherish the memories of him and the rest of those people as the best in my career there. I know we would all be there to offer our sincere condolences if it were to be possible but my prayers and thoughts are with everyone.
Brenda Hopkins
Coworker
April 29, 2020
My family has so many memories with the Hall family I wouldn't know where to begin. Some of them are the most wonderful memories of my life. My prayers and love go out to them.
kay evans
April 29, 2020
My family has so many memories with the Hall family I wouldn't know where to begin. Some of them are the most wonderful memories of my life. My prayers and love will be with them always.
kay evans
April 29, 2020
My family has so many memories with the Hall family I wouldn't know where to begin. Some of them will be the fondest memories of my life. My prayers and love go out to his family.
kay evans
April 29, 2020
Kay Evans
April 28, 2020
Heavy was the type of person who made you feel like you've been friends forever. I know he will be missed.
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