Don Hopper Hall (Lt. Col. Ret.) passed away on May 2, 2018 at home after living with cancer for several years. Don was born in Cool Springs, Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina on March 10, 1929, to Ernest E. and Alberta Blanton Hall. He was a graduate of Cool Springs High School, Berea College in Kentucky, and Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. He served as a navigator and engineer in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years.
Don is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Dorothy Spatz Hall. He was preceded in death by his two children, Sheri Lyn and Don Blanton Hall, and his parents. He is survived by a special cousin, Ivor Gayle Daniel, his sister, Juyne Parsons, and a niece and nephew, Donna Parsons Dommert and Dr. Bo Parsons.
A very special thank you to Drs. Henry and Harvey Hsiang, Dr. Ming Chang, ARNP Jaime Braden, and all the wonderful nurses and staff at the Emerald Coast Cancer Center, and to Dr. Susan Guentzel. You gave us a few more years. Thank you also to Emerald Coast Hospice for their exceptional care of Don these last few weeks.
Private burial be held at a later date where Don will be interred with his children at Barrancas National Cemetery. For those wishing to remember him, a memorial may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Emerald Coast Hospice.