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July 27, 1954 - December 4, 2015
John D. Hall, the son of Warren Fredrick and Mary (Derr) Hall was born July 27, 1954, in Fairfax, Missouri. John attended the Bellevue country school to the fourth grade and graduated from Tarkio High School in 1972. He then attended college for one year at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri, and later completed a one year camera repair school in Denver, Colorado.
On November 27, 1974, John entered the United States Army and served his country during the Vietnam era. He was honorably discharged on June 2, 1977, and returned to the Tarkio area. John was formerly employed by Eaton Corporation, Shenandoah, Iowa, and the Oak Creek Nursery, Lincoln, Nebraska. He especially enjoyed working with his father on the farm near Palmyra, Nebraska. John later volunteered countless hours at the V. A. Hospital in Lincoln. John passed away Friday, December 4, 2015, at Indian Creek Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Overland Park, Kansas, at the age of 61.
John was a member of the Palmyra American Legion Post. He attended the Tarkio Christian Church and was devoted to the Billy Graham Ministry. His first love was his dog Jasmine. He enjoyed playing the guitar, playing cards, throwing horse shoes, watching the Chiefs and Royals and surprising family with small gifts. He was a gifted photographer with a special ability of catching “life” in his photographs. He was always smiling or laughing and available to help a friend.
John was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his sisters, Suzanne Hall (John) Ramsel, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Bonnie Hall (Douglas) Henry, Kansas City, Missouri; five nieces and nephews; 20 great nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.
Graveside Service and Interment: 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Benton Cemetery, Forest City, Missouri.
Open visitation will begin 9:00 AM, Monday, Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. There is no family visitation.
Memorials: Wounded Warrior Project.
Services: Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.
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