Ernest “Ernie” B. Hall, Jr., 64, of Proctorville, Ohio met his Heavenly Father and was embraced by his parents, Ernest B. Hall, Sr. and Leona Belle Pinkerman Hall on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at his home.
He was born March 3, 1948, in Huntington, W.Va. Ernie is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Clorinda Rood Hall; three loving children, Ernie III (Tara) Hall, Ericca (Ben) Workman, and Evan (Jodi) Hall; his seven precious grandchildren that were an inspiration to him and the love of his life, Tori, Lexi, Kali, and Ernie “E.B”. IV Hall, Madi and Maci Workman, and Isla Faith Hall.
He is also survived by his mother-in-law and father-in-law that were like his own parents, Ernest Ralph and Myrtle Rood; two loving sisters, Elaine (John) White of Jacksonville, FL and Eileen (Orlas) O’Neil of Salt Rock, WV; two brothers-in-law, Phil Rood and Ralph D. (Patricia) Rood; nephews and nieces, John White, Jr., Denise Hooks, Earl Lake, Jr., Caroline (Matt) Schleider, Chris (Mandy) Rood, Amy (Kevin) Stowasser; four great-nieces; two great-nephews; one great-great-nephew; his cousin, Carl Bowen whom he thought of as a brother; and his caregiver, Ernie “Bub” Humphrey.
Ernie was a 1966 graduate of Fairland High School and a 1969 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He attended West Virginia Tech on a basketball and baseball scholarship. Ernie, along with his wife and three children, were owners of Hall Funeral Home Proctorville, Ohio River Valley Crematory Proctorville, and Miller Memorial Gardens Miller, Ohio. Ernie was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and Gideons International, Proctorville Masonic Lodge #550 F & AM, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason Valley of Cincinnati, El Hasa Shriner, member of Proctorville Teresa Chapter #257 OES and a Kentucky Colonel. Ernie was a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Chesapeake Proctorville Lions Club, Lawrence County Area Chamber of Commerce, and an associate member of Proctorville VFW Post #6878.
Ernie was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports He also like to attend games and watch the Marshall Thundering Herd and Cincinnati Reds. Ernie enjoyed traveling with his family and creating lasting memories. Anyone that knew Ernie will remember his infectious smile, great sense of humor, humbleness and generosity to all he met.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013, at Hall Funeral Home Proctorville, Ohio. Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2013, at Hall Funeral Home with Masonic services to be held at 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Ernie Hall III, Evan Hall, E.B. Hall IV, Ben Workman, John White, Jr., Chris Rood, Earl Lake, Jr., Glen Stapleton, Greg Crabtree, and Ernie Humphrey. Burial will follow at Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller, Ohio. Services will be led by Pastor Jeff Black, Pastor Brady Lipscomb, Dr. Gary Patton and Pastor Dwayne Shugert
Honorary pallbearers will be Ernest Ralph Rood, Phil Rood, Ralph D. Rood, Carl Bowen, Larry Alberts, Tommy “Tuck” Cooper, Herb Nida, Bob O’Lynn, Tommy Russell, Alan Estep, Richard Unroe, Dick Brammer, John Chapman, and Arthur J. Williams. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Gideons International or the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.