Gearld E. Hall

09/05/1935 –

 03/17/2022

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  • Visitation
Date: 03/21/2022
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Funeral Service
Date: 03/22/2022
Time: 10:00 am
 – 11:00 am
First Assembly of God

3801 98th Street Lubbock TX 79423

3801 98th Street Lubbock TX 79423

Obituary

The family of Gearld E. Hall will celebrate his life of 86 years at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at the First Assembly of God, Lubbock followed by graveside services at the Castro County Cemetery, Dimmitt, TX at 2:30 PM. His family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, March 21, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. He passed on Thursday, March 17, 2022. We invite you to view the live-streamed service on this page, sign his virtual guestbook, and download his memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing. We also ask you to consider viewing his Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to his favorite music.

Gearld E. Hall, good and faithful servant of God, went to his eternal reward on March 17, 2022. On September 5, 1935, he was born five minutes behind his twin brother, Earl D., to parents Hulon and Willie (Strickland) Hall. The twins were born in a house on the plains of New Mexico, near a wide place in the road called Garita in San Miguel County. Their names were chosen by their dad, who surveyed the situation thusly — “the little one will be ‘Earl D’ and the big one ‘Gearld E.’” No middle names, just initials, and “Gearld” rather than “Gerald” was his legal name. That way, “Earl D.” would always be part of “Gearld E.” and vice versa. 

After completing the tenth grade Earl and Gearld decided they had enough book-learning and wanted to go to work. If you asked Gearld what his hobby was, he would tell you “Work”. He loved to work! Even in his declining years, and through a great deal of pain, he had his “chores” to do every day around the house. His routine was familiar — you could set your clock by it as he never shirked or complained. He took it all very seriously, whether it was something as menial as setting and clearing the dinner table, making sure his sweetie took her medicine, making the grocery list, lots of little things that seem a whole lot bigger now that he’s gone.

Gearld married his sweetheart, Rosie Young, on May 23, 1954, in Littlefield, Texas. To their marriage was born five children: Sharon, Keith, Kevin (deceased), Rodney, and Michelle. Each one carries precious memories of their Daddy. Through the years they resided in Albuquerque, in and around Dimmitt, Pecos, and Lubbock.

Gearld worked as a farm laborer, dairyman, farmer, heavy equipment mechanic, and bus driver, retiring from the Pennzoil Sulphur Mine near Pecos, Texas in the early 1990s. He loved all of those occupations, often telling stories of all he did and achieved while providing for his family. He loved to camp in Colorado in the summertime, fishing from morning ‘til evening trying to catch the biggest rainbow trout he could find. He and Rosie traveled extensively across the United States after he retired, traveling from coast to coast, and taking a cruise after their 50th wedding anniversary. They saw sights they could’ve only dreamed about during all those years of working and providing for their family.

Gearld served faithfully as a deacon and elder in both the First Assembly of God in Dimmitt and Pecos for many years. He also served as Sunday School secretary. In both towns, he helped build the church buildings still in use in both Dimmitt and Pecos, a legacy of his love for his family and Lord. He also helped build the earliest West Texas Assembly of God Youth Camp near Roaring Springs in the early 1960s. He loved the Bible and good Gospel music, most especially hearing his dear wife sing and lead worship. His family was always a friend to many pastors, missionaries, and evangelists. After moving to Lubbock in 2000, he faithfully attended the First Assembly of God until his health no longer allowed him to attend.

Survivors include his wife, Rosie Hall; their children, Sharon Hall, Keith (Sara) Hall, Rodney (Kathy) Hall, and Michelle (Bryan) Thornton; grandchildren, Jeanalee Adams, Samantha Hall, Sawyer Hall, Caleb Hall, Rebekah Hall, Chelsea Thornton, and Kateland Thornton. great-grandchildren, Riley and Cash; sister, Joy Blaylock; and sister-in-law, Patsy Hall.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hulon and Willie (Strickland) Hall; infant son, Kevin Randall Hall; brothers, Hulon Lamar, Kenneth (Betty) Hall; Earl D. Hall and Leland (Sandy) Hall; sister, Jean (Russ) Russell; and brother-in-law, Jeff Blaylock.

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