JERSEYVILLE – Gerald Eldon Hall, 78, died unexpectedly at 3:35 p.m., Monday, December 24, 2018 in the Emergency Room at Carlinville Area Hospital.
He was born in Pike County on August 28, 1940 to the late Mirel and Thelma (Dearduff) Hall and was a graduate of Pittsfield High School.
Shortly after graduation, he enlisted with the United States Air Force where he was stationed in Germany.
He married the former Phyllis Shaffer in 1961 and together their marriage was blessed with four children, before her death on December 19, 1988.
He later married the former Peggy Barber in May of 1989 as well as Virginia “Ginny” Brooks, both of whom survive.
Gerald grew up in the Pittsfield and Nebo areas and resided in several communities throughout his life including Texas and locally, Calhoun County, Virden, Girard and Jerseyville.
He worked for several years as a Janitor with Southern Pacific Railroad and also as a Barber at Red’s Barber Shop in Virden in addition to running his own barber shop out of his home while living in Girard. In addition to his professional career, he served as a volunteer bus driver at his churches both in Texas and at Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville.
He had an outgoing personality and never knew a stranger, talking to just about anyone who would listen.
Surviving are a daughter and son in-law, DeAnna and Jeff Thien of Greenfield; two sons, Dwight and Phillip Hall, both of Houston, TX; eight grandchildren, Max, Madi, Marshall, Samantha, Elizabeith, Katherine, Jonathon and Chance; as well as two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter in infancy, Angela Elaine Hall; a granddaughter, Sarah Hall; a sister, Imogene Hall; and his step-father, Clarence Miller.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville with Revs. Clyde Shaw and Bo Schultz officiating.
Burial will be at the Long Cemetery near Belleview.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.