James Wayne "Butch" Hall
1938 - 2021
Comi Funeral Home - Trinidad
1804 E Main
Trinidad, CO
James Wayne "Butch" Hall was received in Glory with God on November 6, 2021.
Butch was born on May 15, 1938 in La Junta, CO to
Glen and Sally Hall. Butch was raised in Delhi, CO. He attended Thatcher Grade School, then transferred to Hoehne High School and graduated in 1956. After winning the state baseball championships his senior year as the shortstop, Butch went to tryouts for the Texas Rangers, but instead of trying out as a shortstop, Butch went on an unapproved excursion and tried out as a pitcher instead.
Shortly after the TX Rangers try outs, Butch went on the shortest college stint ever to Otero Junior College on a football scholarship. It only lasted three (3) weeks and his soon wife to be of 64 years, called him back to the ranch. Butch knew his place in this world was horseback and ranch life. But, if you didn't already know this, his athletic career was far from over...
Butch and Joyce were married on June 16, 1957 and settled in Thatcher, CO on the AU Ranch, where they raised their family of five (5) children which made a full house, 3 Jacks and 2 Queens.
Right after they moved to Thatcher, Butch and Joyce opened their home to hosting bible studies with Maynard Bowen. Maynard brought the joy of the Lord and the message of Salvation to the whole family. All of the family and a good part of the community was baptized in the Tempas Creek which ran through the Hall property.
Butch's athletic and competitive spirit continued to grow. You can pick any sport; he was hard to beat. In his 30's, Butch began racing chariots for a short time and started his rodeo career which was still going on... His love of rodeo took hold in all of his children and passed to his grandchildren. One of the things, Butch loved most in life besides Joyce was to be able to team rope with his grandkids. A highlight of Butch's rodeo career was at age 55. He won the bulldogging, on a borrowed horse, with a time of 3.8 seconds at the Trinidad Roundup Professional Rodeo.
Butch and Joyce lived in Hoehne and Trinidad much later in life where Butch made another career change and began working for the Las Animas County Road and Bridge in 2011. Butch was still working full time and only retired because God called him home.
Butch is survived by his wife Joyce; his sons Kent, Kurt (Kris) and Bret (Ellen) Hall; his daughters Troy (Michael Turner) and Jodi (Chad Wright); ten (10) grandchildren; eight (8) great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and all of the good friends we see here today.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 9am at First Christian Church with Pastor Carry Nelson officiating.
At Butch's request, cremation to follow with private family inurnment.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Published by The Chronicle-News on Nov. 9, 2021.
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First Christian Church
200 S Walnut St, Trinidad, CO
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Between watching him and the kids every year for ever and his cheerful face on that roller Butch has been kind of a fixture in our lives. No other like him and we'll truly miss that old time cowboy honesty and humor. Not many stockmen left like him. God Bless
Esther and Bo Cass
November 13, 2021
Sincere Sympathy to all the family and friends of Butch.
Jack & Peggy Noe
November 12, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. Cherish your many happy memories. Your family has been a family friend for many years, still have a cap Sally had made. May the Lord give you peace and comfort. The Allsworth family
Tom & Mary Ann Allsworth
November 12, 2021
Butch was a man´s man. Always admired his compete effectively spirit!! My condolences to his beautiful family.
Jim Girodo
November 11, 2021
My deepest condolences. Butch was a good man. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Anna Marie Vasquez
November 11, 2021
Prayers for the family. God be with you all,
Joann Tortorelli and Robert Gutierrez
November 11, 2021
Prayers for your family. Happy rodeoing in Heaven where you will find the best horses ! RIP
Jackie Degurse Lusk has
November 10, 2021
The Singleton Family
November 10, 2021
Deepest sympathy to all. May God help you in the days ahead.
Janet Morris
November 10, 2021
Very sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed visiting and roping with Butch. You are in my prayers
Andy James
November 10, 2021
We are sort to hear of your loss. May God´s Peace surround you at this time.
Walter & Robin Lee
November 9, 2021
Sending you all my condolences in the passing of Butch. I knew him first as Joyce's boyfriend many years ago. He was always such a "good" person to be around. He was truly a cowboy at heart.
alma eastman
November 9, 2021
Sincere condolences to the entire Hall Family. May our Lord bring you the peace & comfort you need during this difficult time.
Dianne Adams Nichols
November 9, 2021
My condolences to the Hall family
Gerre Mason
November 9, 2021
My deepest sympathy
Frankie Nolting (Price)
November 9, 2021
My sympathy on your family´s loss
Henry Brown
November 9, 2021
My sympathy and condolences.
Peggy Mizer
November 9, 2021
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