Leo Nathan Hall, Jr

April 03, 2024

His Journey Began...

Leo Nathan Hall, Jr. "Buddy" was born in DeWitt, AR on July 23, 1935. He was one of 4 children born to the late Leo Nathan Hall and the late Betty Walton Hall. Buddy was united in marriage to Virginia Jackson Hall on August 3, 1956. They were blessed with 3 children.

Touched the lives of so many...

Buddy graduated from DeWitt High School in 1955. He attended Arkansas Teachers College in Conway, where he studied drafting. Soon after, he met the love of his life, Virginia. Buddy enlisted in the Air Force on December 19, 1956. He and Virginia began a four year journey traveling to different states fulfilling his duty. After his enlistment, they returned to DeWitt to work the family farm. He was content to be farming on the land where he was raised. He farmed until retirement age, still owning the farm today and leasing it to Mark and Jeff Simpson, which became a close relationship them and the family. Buddy became maintenance man at Crestpark Nursing Home. He was still active until his death drawing and building things that had never been built before. He had a creative imagination.

Left precious memories...

Buddy was a member of First Christian Church of DeWitt, where he served as Deacon and Adult Sunday School teacher. He loved his church and his church family.

And he found Glory...

On Monday, March 25, 2024, Buddy was called to be with our Lord. In his final wishes he wrote:

"I do not fear death because of the promises in God's word and the eternity of my soul is very exciting to me."


Those left to mourn his passing include his wife of 68 years Virginia Jackson Hall of DeWitt; three children Julie Hall Huff of Little Rock, Leo Nathan Hall III (Dana) of Sherwood, and Linda Hall Harris (Richard) of Sherwood; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Betty Hall; two brothers Alvin and Floyd Ray Hall; and one sister Frances Hall Hamilton.

He was a Christian, a family man, a loving husband, father, and grandfather. The highlight of his day was when the phone rang and it was one of his kids calling. He was loved by all and will forever be in our hearts.

Funeral services were March 29 at Essex Funeral Home with burial in St. Charles Cemetery. www.essexfuneralhome.com

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