Obituary for Russell "Gene" Hall

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Russell "Gene" Hall

December 24, 1927 - September 1, 2012

Russell "Gene" Hall age 84 passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, September 1, 2012 at the Christina House in Franklin. He was a resident of Trafalgar.

Gene was born December 24, 1927 in Johnson County to the late Moses Roscoe & Fannie Jane (Tharpe) Hall. He served as a Master Sargent with the United States Army from during World War II. On November 30, 1946, he married Marguerite "Bricky" C. (Duckwitz) Hall in Tacoma, WA. Bricky preceded him in death on March 13, 2003 after 56 devoted years.

Gene is survived by his loving children: Larry A. (wife, Susan) Hall of Morgantown, Kathy L. (husband, Donald) Brewer of Nineveh, Debby K. (husband, Richard) Harlow of Morgantown & Jan D. Hall of Nineveh. He was the grandfather to eight grandchildren: Gary Smith of Morgantown, Jeff Smith of Nineveh, Chris Hall of Trafalgar, Robin Brooking of Ellettsville, Angela Misorski of Trafalgar, Tony Harlow of Trafalgar, Kevin Harlow of Brown County & Lori Paulin of Greenwood; eighteen great grandchildren & two great-great grandchildren.

Gene was preceded in death by his only sibling: Lloyd D. Hall on May 18, 1991.

He retired in 1992 as the Transportation Maintenance Supervisor for Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson School Corporation in Trafalgar, after 25 years of service. Prior to that, Gene was the owner and operator of Gene's Garage & Body Shop in Samaria during the late 1950's.

He was a member of the Beach Grove Baptist Church in Trafalgar where he was a former Deacon and a 50 year member of the Trafalgar Masonic Lodge. Gene enjoyed fishing trips to Canada, working on automobiles and was a ham radio operator. He was a fan of NASCAR with Dale Earnhart Sr. being his favorite driver and enjoyed spending time with his beloved dog "Lady".

The Rev. Thomas Knight will conduct a funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood with Graveside Military Rites presented by the Greenwood American Legion and Veterans of foreign Wars Honor Guards.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Gene to the Beech Grove Baptist Church "Memorial Fund" in care of, Meredith – Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 308 Morgantown, IN 46160.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be made to the Hall family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: December 24, 1927
Died: September 1, 2012

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Herb Halll posted on 1/1/00

I'm sorry to hear of Gene's passing . I enjoyed working with him ,he taught me a lot about body work . He was a honest person whom you could trust ,and fun to work with and for . I'm only sorry I didn't work with him longer than I did. While working with Gene I got acquainted with relatives I never knew I had which was great, especally Aunt Fanny and Uncle Dude . He will be missed . Herb,Hall


Bob Kaylor posted on 1/1/00

Gene was so very special to the community, and to all that knew him. He will be sadly missed. My prayers are with you all. Bob Kaylor


Carol Tower posted on 1/1/00

To Larry, Kathy, Debby and Jan Your father and my Uncle Gene was such a kind, thoughtful and gentle man. He was a real gem!! I always loved to hear his laugh. And for several years we did our best to keep him supplied with Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese---even after we found out he was sharing it with Lady. He was worth the effort and more. I have so many fond memories of him. I'll miss him and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care Love, Carol


Dan, Roger & Marsha Kean posted on 1/1/00

Larry, Kathy, Debbie & Jan...I was saddened to hear of your father's passing. Gene was always a good and friendly man. I'm sure he will be missed by all. Thinking and praying for you all.