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
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.