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Roy Hall

Roy Y. Hall, 88, South Milford, died Sunday, September 29, 2013 at his residence. 

    He was born July 9, 1925, in Rockford, Ill., to John and Rinda A. (Mackenzie) Hall. 

    He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat. He was a repairman and worked for many years with Flint and Walling in Kendallville, Ind., before retiring in 1990. After he retired, he worked in the bakery and hardware departments at WalMart in Kendallville and Auburn.  He played the banjo with Charlie from Stroh and made banjos by hand. He was a member of South Milford United Methodist Church.

    He was married August 5, 1949, in LaGrange, to Florence Charlyene Fritz. She preceded him in death on September 26, 2013. 

    Surviving are two sons, Rusty Hall, South Milford, Ind., and Rodney and Marie Hall, Wolf Lake; six grandchildren, Melissa Shepherd, South Milford, Ind., Micheal and Tiffany Hall, Angola, Ind., Chad and Bekki Hall, Tacoma, Wash., Stephanie Hall, Ft. Wayne, Ind., Sarah Geiger, Auburn, Ind., and Jacob Geiger, South Milford, Ind.; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Kathleen and Bill O'Dell, LaGrange, and Darlene and Dale Kocher, Stroh.

    He was preceded in death by one daughter, Royetta Wilder, one great-grandson, Bailey Hall, three brothers, Cecil Hall, Jim Hall, and Ora Hall, and one sister, Marguerite Fannin.

    Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville and 10-11 a.m. Thursday, October 3, at South Milford United Methodist Church.

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, October 3, at South Milford United Methodist Church with Pastor Donna Holcomb officiating.

    Burial with military honors by the honor guard teams of Kendallville VFW Post 2749 and Rome City American Legion Post 381 will be in Brushy Chapel Cemetery, LaGrange County.

    Memorials may be directed to South Milford United Methodist Church or Parkview Noble Hospice.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.hitefuneralhome. comor

    Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville, Ind., is in charge of arrangements.