William John Hall Sr.

William John “Bill” Hall, 81, of rural Norborne, died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at his home.

Bill was born Feb. 9, 1936, in Dover, to Harry F. and Ruth (Waggoner) Hall. He married Betty Corrina Miller, of Central City, Ky., Dec. 20, 1963; she survives of the home.

Additional survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, William J. and Mechelle Hall Jr., of Hardin, and Jesse Ray and Teresa Capps, of Grandview; two daughters and one son-in-law, Christina and Daniel Weber, of Richmond, and Betty Jean Craft, of Richmond; one sister, Dorothy Wood, of Lincoln, Calif.; 19 grandchildren, Corrina Brueck, Dakota Allen, Laynee Weber, Daniel Weber Jr., John Weber, Jewelianne Weber, Griffin Weber, William Hall III, Aaron Hall, Shoshona Hall, Allen Hall, Jesse Capps Jr., Jamie Cordry, Joseph Capps Jr., Misty Lida, Amber Sprong, Mariah Glenn and Trisha Gieger; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Joseph Capps, Sr., and Robert “Bobby” Hall; one brother, Harry Hall; two sisters, Sharon Oles and Ruth Ann Amer; one grandson, Shane Hall; and one great-granddaughter, Tiana Allen.

Bill worked as a machinist for TWA. He lived in the Lafayette and Ray counties most of his life. He was a United States Army veteran and served his country overseas in Germany. He was a volunteer fireman for the Stet Fire District. Bill was an avid hunter, fisherman, mushroom hunter and excellent trap shooter who love the outdoors. He was of the Christian faith.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Richmond Boy Scout Troop 324.

Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. A Tribe of Mic-O-Say service will take place at 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.   Burial will be in Richmond Memory Gardens, with military honors provided by Ray County Veterans. Online condolences may be left at

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