Dean Golden Hall, the son of Roe and Esther (Sims) Hall, was born Oct.16, 1929, in Viola, Ark. He passed away Nov. 18, 2010, at Kabul Nursing Home, Cabool, Mo., at the age of 81 years, 1 month and 2 days.
When Dean was a young man his family moved to the Yukon/Tyrone area, where he met and married the love of his life, Margaret Swartz.
Dean and Margie were married Sept. 3, 1950, at Tyrone, Mo., and to this union five children were born, DeAnne Jo, Charles Roe, Michael Dean, Jackie Dewain and Richard Jay. Dean and Margie enjoyed 56 years together before her passing in 2006.
Dean was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margie; his parents, Roe and Esther Hall; his daughter, DeAnne Jo; a son, Michael; and one brother, Dewain.
He is survived by his sons, Charles Hall and wife, Lisa, of Carlisle, Ill., Jack Hall and wife, Jo, of Mountain Grove, Mo., Richard Hall and wife, Janet, of Elk Creek, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Karen Hall of Elk Creek, Mo.; his brother, Bill Hall and wife, Ruth, of Springfield, Mo.; three grandsons, Timothy Hall, Michael Hall and Justin Hall; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Dean and Margie were hard workers and wonderful parents. Dean usually had a herd of cows to milk before starting his day at the shoe factory or in the log woods. At the end of the day he spent time with his sons taking part in their various interests. Each of the sons was loved deeply and even though each had his faults. They were praised for their good traits and skills. He was very proud of his sons. From him they learned to work hard, to reach their goals and to reach out a helping hand to a neighbor in need. Dean loved to fish, deer hunt and tend his garden.
Dean Hall will be remembered as a good, honest man; a man that loved his family and friends deeply.
Services were 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at Evans Funeral Home with Wesley Wallace officiating. Burial followed at Big Creek Cemetery in Solo, Mo. Pallbearers were Charles Hall, Jack Hall, Richard Hall, Timothy Hall, Michael Hall, Justin Hall and Randy Hall. Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Texas County Hospice of Care. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.