Billie “Bill” E. Hall, 77, of rural Ramsey, passed away at 12:20pm, Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia with Rev. Doug Wodtka officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be held in Fairlawn Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the family of Bill Hall. Arrangements by Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia; online condolences available at www.hohltandfilefh.com
Billie Eugene Hall was born May 19, 1938 in Vandalia, the son of George W. and Gertie M. (Lipple) Hall. He married Jennie L. Bolyard on January 11, 1958 in Vandalia. Over the years Bill worked as the manager of Tri City Grocery until it closed in the 1970s, he worked maintenance and retired from Owens Brockway in 2001, and after retirement he worked for Napa Auto Parts in Vandalia. Bill was known for working on and restoring vehicles, in the 1960s he was the only person in the area able to work on Volkswagens.
Bill is survived by his wife Jennie Hall of rural Ramsey; daughters Sherrie Smalls of Vandalia and Pam and husband Joe Potts of Smithboro; son Greg Hall of rural Ramsey; grandchildren Michelle McCray, Michael Smalls, Marcus Smalls, Jennifer Potts, and Courtney Koski; great grandchildren Trevor Smalls, Evan Smalls, Mahlia Smalls, Marissa Smalls, Maci Smalls, Isaac Cole, and Jacob Koski; and sisters Bessie Jones and Jane Hall both of Vandalia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers George Hall, Bruce Hall, Walter Hall, sisters Marie Thompson, Cleo Card, and Vivian Sarchet.