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Walter Leon Hall Sr.


MILLSBORO, Del. — Walter Leon Hall Sr. of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. He was 65 years old.

Mr. Hall began his journey on this earth on March 22, 1947, in Lewes, Del. He was the first born of twin sons (brother, Joseph) to Edna Hall Harmon and Joseph (Joby) Johnson. He and his brother were raised by their maternal grandparents, Amos and Laura K. Hall.

Mr. Hall began his education at Harmon School and graduated from William C. Jason High School. He furthered his education by attending Delaware State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. In addition, he served in the U.S. Army Artillery Division and completed a tour in Germany from 1966-1968; he was discharged honorably.

Mr. Hall’s work experience began with National Cash Register, as a purchasing agent, Townsends Inc, as a master machinist and as a federal employee with the U.S. Postal Service, from which he retired.

On Feb. 25, 1973, Mr. Hall was joined in holy matrimony to Betty Jane Johnson, whom he lovingly referred to as “Babe.” From that union of 33 years were two children, Walter Jr. and Tanya. Mr. Hall and his wife raised her nephew, Kenneth Joynes, and was a foster parent to numerous others. He had an easy-going, carefree spirit and was so easy to love.

Mr. Hall found great enjoyment traveling with his wife and spending time with his family members. He was very interested in his children and grandchildren’s plans, goals and achievements, and he loved them unconditionally. He also enjoyed various outdoor activities such as farming and hunting with his twin brother, Joseph and son, Walt Jr. Mr. Hall was also a member of the All-In-One Hunting Club.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 33 years, Betty. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and he leaves a loving and devoted family to cherish his precious memories: mother, Edna Hall Harmon of Millsboro, Del.; sons, Walter L. Hall Jr. (Serena) of Millsboro, Del., Deon Brunskill (Brenda) and Raheim Brunskill of Laurel, Del., and Kenneth Joynes (Thayer) of Dover; and daughter, Tanya Gibbs (Kimwuan) of Lewes, Del. He had a special love for his grandchildren, Elisha, Jalen, Jonathan, K.J., Kristina, Jaslene and Allen.

Mr Hall also leaves his twin brother, Joseph Hall (Marilyn); sisters, Pamela Clark of Wilmington, Del., and Sherry McQuate of North Carolina; two sisters-in-laws, Juanita Mosley (Charles) of Dover, Del., and Linda Hodge (Eugene) of Hammond, La.; five brothers-in-law, Sidney L. Murray (Annie Mae) of Cambridge, Md., Willie Johnson Jr. and Theodore Johnson of Newark, N.J., and Chris Johnson of Salisbury; three goddaughters, Cynthia Spencer of Baltimore, LaToya Taylor of Millsboro, Del., and Megan Street of Atlanta; and a dedicated nurse, Gloria Brown, who provided care faithfully and became one of the family.

A funeral service was held Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church. Pastor Colby Matlock officiated. Burial followed at the adjoining church cemetery.

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