Joseph C. Hall
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.