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Francis Hall

Francis Linton Hall

Saturday, April 25th, 2020
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Obituary

Francis Linton Hall of Urbanna, born July 1, 1920, departed this life on April 25, 2020. Mr. Hall was born in Gloucester County, Virginia, the son of Hansford A. Hall and Margie R. Shepard Hall. He graduated Achilles High School and attended the Apprentice School at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company prior to enlisting in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After basic training in Maryland, he served on the USS Marvin H. McIntyre, a supply ship, in the Pacific. After the war, he had a successful twelve year career in life insurance sales working for Union Life Insurance Company. He then worked briefly in the bottled gas business until 1960 when he had the opportunity to purchase the Texaco petroleum products distributorship in Urbanna. He operated F.L. Hall Petroleum Products, Inc. until he retired in 1980.

Mr. Hall served on the Gloucester Board of Supervisors and was an active member of Providence Baptist Church during his adult life in Gloucester. Once in Urbanna, Mr. Hall was a charter member of the Middlesex Lions Club and served as President of the Urbanna Chamber of Commerce. He was a very active member of Urbanna Baptist Church for 60 years serving in numerous capacities including; Sunday school teacher, Director of Sunday School, a Deacon, a Deacon Emeritus, and a member of the choir. Mr. Hall loved his church and worked tirelessly on its behalf. He believed in kindness and that was a guiding force in his life.

During his retirement he served in the jail ministry for over 20 years with Gideons International. He loved playing golf, particularly with his brothers Ellis and Woodrow, working in his garden, and being on the river at the family cottage in Deltaville where the family enjoyed 40 years of holiday and family celebrations. He also enjoyed traveling extensively with his wife, best friend and business partner, Ada Marie Shackelford Hall. After meeting in high school at Achilles, they were married for almost 74 years until her death in November, 2017. His favorite titles were “Daddy” and “Granddaddy”. He loved his family - that was the centerpiece of his life. He is survived by his four children; two daughters, Frances Marie Robins (Edwin) of Deltaville, Laura Virginia Shreaves (Bub) of West Point; two sons, Landron Craig Hall (Patty) and Lewis Overton Hall (Cerise) of Urbanna. He was greatly loved by his eight grandchildren; John Matthew Robins, Lauren Marie Hall Pollicino, Windsor Holland Hall Johnson, William Francis Robins, Landron Craig Hall, Jr., Hunter Francis Shreaves, Meghan Marie Hall, Maggie Mae Hall Lapinski, and thirteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, James Ellis Hall; and a sister, Jean H. Brown.

The family wishes to thank the Sanders staff at Heron Cove II in Gloucester who provided such a caring family atmosphere for the last 17 months of his life.

The family regrets that we cannot come together to celebrate his life at this time. A private funeral service will be held now but a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Deacons’ Benevolent Fund at Urbanna Baptist Church, P.O. Box 416, Urbanna, VA 23175 or to Gideons International. Arrangements by Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda.
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Charlene Cook

Posted at 12:36pm
Craig and Laura and families,
I always enjoyed when your Mom and Dad came into Dr. Robusto's office -- they were such sweet people and so full of life and obviously a loving couple. I send my deepest sympathy and hugs to you all in the loss of your Dad. I'm sure your Mom is smiling from ear to ear to have her sweetie with her again.
Charlene Cook ( retired RN )
Mattaponi, VA
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Irvin R. Shackelford

Posted at 12:09pm
Our condolences to the family Mr F.L. Hall . I always admired watching him and brother Ellis playing golf at the golf course at their age and in their 90s and not even playing from the senior tee's. What a great gentleman he was. Irvin and Barbara Shackelford Saluda, Va
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andrea reed

Posted at 04:18pm
To the family of Francis Hall,
So sorry for your lost, I have very pleasant memories of Francis. My parents and grandparents all adored him. I hope you will find comfort in your memories of him.
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Bev Miller

Posted at 09:32am
To an amazing man who I knew a short time but left an everlasting impression! May you enjoy the open gates and heavens above! With love-Bev
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Bev Miller

Posted at 09:26am
To the dearest family,
Many thoughts and prayers to each of you as you move forward during this difficult time. There are no words to express to make things easier at this time. I was very fortunate to meet and share some memories with Mr. Hall, what a great man! Full of humor, smiles, and great hugs! I will treasure my memory forever! May the Lord wrap his arms around you, rely on him, and know you all are so loved and here for you.

With love,
Bev
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