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Hugh Olin Hall Jr., was born Jan. 29, 1920, in Fate and passed away in Rockwall on Sept. 24, 2013.  
He married Doris Jane Cain in 1979. Hugh was the youngest person to graduate from Rockwall High School at the age of 15. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and North Texas State University in Denton.
Hugh joined the United States Army during WWII and served in the Field Artillery Unit in Germany. He was stationed in the European Theater and the Aleutian Islands during the war. After Hugh’s service in the Army, he worked on the pipelines with his father for the Oklahoma Contracting Company all over the United States. He later became employed with Lone Star Gas, where he worked until his retirement in 1989. After retirement, he continued to work as a consultant with Lone Star Gas and other companies as a land man, acquiring right of way.
Hugh was a member of the Rockwall Masonic Lodge and member of First United Methodist Church of Rockwall. He was an avid reader and a historian of WWII, later having the opportunity to travel back to Europe and Germany to visit the areas where he had served.  Hugh was also a knowledgeable sports fan, having installed one the first satellite dishes in his backyard in the early 1980s so he could watch football and baseball games from all over the country.
He is survived by his loving wife, Doris Jane Hall; brother Ralph M. Hall; sister Rosemary Hall Scott; grandchildren Christopher Andrew Jeanes, Hugh Olin Hall IV and Christopher Leigh Hall; four nephews Ralph Hampton Hall and wife Jody, Brett Allen Hall and wife Karen, Jay Blakeley Hall and wife Catherine and Dr. Victor Mark Scott and wife Vickie; grandnephews Jay Hampton Hall and wife Katherine, Steven Lule and wife Leeanna and Alexander Cole Scott; and grandnieces Haley Nicole Scott, Sarah Elizabeth Hall, Amanda Ellen Hall and Crystal Tucker Hall.  
Hugh was preceded in death by his son, Hugh Olin Hall III; daughter Rebecca Ann Hall Jeanes; and sister-in-law Mary Ellen Hall.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 27, at First United Methodist Church, 1200 E. Yellow Jacket Lane, Rockwall, with Dr. Joe Pool officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park.  
Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.resthavenfuneral.com and www.heraldbanner.com.
Published on  September 26, 2013
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