William A. “Bill” Hall, 81, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Complex Care Hospital at Ridgelake in Sarasota, Fla.
He was born in 1933 in Boston, Mass., to William T. Hall and Marion E. “Hubbard” Hall.
Bill retired in 1971 after 22 years in the United States Army. He fought in the Korean War. As a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, he participated in several smaller operations, such as the Dominican Republic in 1965. Bill also taught General Electronics and Radar Repair at Fort Monmouth, N.J., for many years. After retirement, Bill tended bar for many years, and even taught mixology. He ended his working years as a Greeter at the Walmart in Newport, R.I. He lived and worked for many years in Fayetteville, N.C., Barstow, Calif., and Middletown, R.I., before moving to Englewood in 2007.
Bill loved cruising, horse racing, watching movies, playing poker with his friends, and visiting his family in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a lifelong avid Atlanta Braves fan. Bill was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be sorely missed, and will always be loved.
Bill is survived by his wife, Lee; his daughters, Patricia A. Stangarone, Deborah A. (Daniel) Golceker and Jennifer (Duke) Graham; his son, William A. (Fika) Hall Jr.; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his sister, Marcia (Charles) Covell; as well as his nephews, Dan and Derek Covell. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Catherine A. Hall; and his son, Michael A. Hall.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until a celebration of Bill’s life at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Lemon Bay Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of William A. Hall can be made to the Suncoast Humane Society in Englewood. You may express your condolences to the family at www.lemonbayfh.com.
Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services.