Woodward, Okla. — Ed Hall, 70 year old Woodward resident, died Sunday, September 2, 2012 at his home in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 6, 2012 in the Elm Grove Assembly of God Church with the Pastor Orville White officiating. Interment will be in the Mutual Persimmon Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.
Edward John Hall was born on April 21, 1942 in Woodward, Oklahoma to Luther Thomas and Arleen (Saxton) Hall. Ed was reared in Mutual and graduated from Mutual High School in 1960. He attended Northwestern State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Arts and a Minor in Economics and Agriculture. Ed was the Industrial Arts teacher at Helena Training School until 1967, when he joined the United States Army and was a Specialist 4th Class, as a forward observer for the artillery and handling the surveying responsibility in the Vietnam War and he was honorably discharged in 1969. Ed was united in marriage to Patricia Lynn Tripp in August of 1969 in Woodward, Oklahoma. They made their first home in Woodward and lived in Mutual and Woodward. Ed taught school in Woodward from 1969 to 1971. It was at that time he started Hall Cattle Company & Farms. In 2003, Ed started his Hall Cattle Company Beans business and had his beans in stores across Oklahoma and Texas. He also owned Ed Hall Tanks, his business of constructing water tanks and installing solar pumps.
Ed was a member of the Mutual Christian Church. He was the Secretary/Treasurer of the Sharon-Mutual Fair Board from 1985 to 1990. Ed received the Honorary Chapter FFA award in 1974 and in 1995 he received the Honorary State FFA Farmer award. Ed has been on the Woodward Elks Rodeo Committee since 1983 and in 2002 he became a member of the Old Buckers (retired committee members). Ed was the Committee Secretary from 1994 to 2002 and had also served as the Chaplain of the Woodward Elks Lodge. Ed loved fishing, being with his friends, rodeos and being with his children and grandchildren. He also loved cooking for his family and friends.
He is survived by his two children, whom he was very proud of, Reed Hall of Woodward; Tiffany Hall Elerick and her husband Chad of Woodward; two grandchildren, Isabelle and Elizabeth Elerick; two sisters, Marilyn Aaron and her husband Fred of Choctaw, Barbara Smith and her husband Young of Winder, Georgia; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Arleen Hall and Patricia Lynn Hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, with the funeral home accepting the contributions.
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