Joseph C. Hall

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL & OBITUARIES -

Joseph C. Hall, 82, Ne­wark, DE, for­merly of Elk­ton, MD, went to be with his Lord, Thurs­day, Au­gust 25, 2016. Born in Prov­i­dence, MD in 1934, a son of Everett and Marie Costello Hall, he lived within 10 miles of his birth­place all of his life.

A U.S. Army vet­eran, Mr. Hall was sta­tioned in Korea and was dis­charged with the rank of S/Sgt. As a vet­eran, he re­ceived med­i­cal care for his car­diac and di­a­betic is­sues through the VA Hospi­tal Sys­tem where he had won­der­ful help and care. He en­joyed work­ing with heavy equip­ment in the con­struc­tion in­dus­try and even­tu­ally owned J.C. Hall Con­trac­tor, Inc., which he op­er­ated along with his son, Jon, spe­cial­iz­ing in sep­tic sys­tems. He worked for Ricky Bir­ney Con­struc­tion un­til he reached full re­tire­ment.

Mr. Hall was a mo­tor sports en­thu­si­ast and built a pull truck from the ground up, which did well in com­pe­ti­tion. He also loved mo­tor­cy­cles, own­ing sev­eral dur­ing his life. He also owned and op­er­ated the “Big Elk Cat­tle As­so­ci­a­tion” where he had many farm an­i­mals. He could watch cow­boy movies all day long and John Wayne was his fa­vorite.

Near­est and dear­est to his heart, how­ever, was be­ing among the found­ing mem­bers of State Line Bap­tist Church at Calvert, MD, where he was an or­dained dea­con and served in that ca­pac­ity for a num­ber of years. He was an adult Sunday school teacher and also helped wher­ever he was needed.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 57 years, Glenda; sons, Patrick (Deb­o­rah), Jon and David, daughter, Jen­nifer; grand­sons, Justin and Devin, and his sis­ter, Mar­guerite Hart­man and nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews.

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, Mr. Hall was pre­ceded in death by sib­lings, James, Thomas, Ralph, Charles, Razz, Ar­tie, and Patrick Henry Hall, Mary Tay­lor and Patsy McCormick and a grand­daugh­ter, Jes­sica Lynn.

Fu­neral ser­vice will be held 11 a.m., Mon­day, Au­gust 29 at State Line Bap­tist Church, 560 Chrome Road, Ris­ing Sun, MD 21911. Vis­i­ta­tion will be­gin at the church at 9 a.m. and in­ter­ment with mil­i­tary hon­ors will be in the ad­ja­cent church ceme­tery.

In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions may be made to State Line Bap­tist Church at the above ad­dress.

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