Ronald Allan “Ron” Hall, 69, a lifelong resident of Crothersville, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.
Born Aug. 6, 1946, in Scott County, he was the son of James Hall and Naomi Meek Hall, both of whom preceded him in death. On July 22, 1972, he married Linda Cornett Hall, who survives in Crothersville.
Ron was a member of Crothersville High School class of 1964. He retired in 2003 after 38 years at Cummins Engine Co. After retirement, he worked at McCammon Gardens and most recently at Tanners Market. He enjoyed fishing, tailgating at Indiana University football games, eating breakfast at Lucille’s with his friends, gardening, camping and family cookouts at the Cornett Retreat. He was an avid sports fan and loved his Indiana Hoosiers, Indianapolis Colts and Crothersville Tigers.
Ron served several terms on the Crothersville Town Council, coached Little League, girls and boys basketball teams, kept the clock for the Crothersville Tigers basketball team, was coach of the Crothersville Old Timers Team and was the announcer for the Crothersville Red, White and Blue Festival Parade. He was instrumental in the development of the Countryside Park diamonds, dugouts and buildings. In 1976-77, he was named Indiana Jaycees Outstanding President. He was known around town as “Coach” and “Mayor,” but his most important title was “Papaw.” Although he had several hobbies and passions for life, the time he spent with his grandchildren, Madyson and Matthew, was always his most precious.
Besides his wife of 43 years, he is survived by two sons, Jason (Courtney Reeves) Hall of Columbus and Justin (Jill) Hall of North Vernon; two grandchildren, Madyson Hall of Columbus and Matthew Hall of North Vernon; and two brothers, Tom (Tammy) Hall of Scottsburg and Ed Hall of Crothersville.
He also was preceded in death by his sister, Phyllis Hensley; and sister-in-law, Janus Hall.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, with the Rev. David Schill and the Rev. Ralph Hillenburg officiating. Burial will be at Crothersville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Monday.
Memorials may be made to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health or donor’s choice of charity.
Condolences may be shared at adamsfuneralhomeonline.com.