Just doing all each day will hold and living it with zest loving, laughing, and dreaming too, but always just my best. My best I’ll give, my best I’ll share, without a question why because I know I cannot stay, for I’m just passing
On May 5, 1952, Henry and Lillie Mae Ross Hall welcomed to their family a handsome baby boy. They named him Henry Wesley. His friends and family called “Noopie”.
He was raised in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Nurtured in a Christian environment, Henry gave his life to Christ at a young age. He was a member of West End Presbyterian Church in Arkadelphia having joined under the leadership of Rev. N. B. Bynum. He attended Peake High School and was a 1971 graduate of Arkadelphia High School. Noopie was very athletic and excelled in basketball, football and track.
Shortly after graduating from high school he moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He met Charmaine Hester. Believing God’s Word, “….and the two shall become one flesh….” he married the love of his life and his best friend. The Lord blessed their marriage with two children, LaDawn and Raven. While in Milwaukee he worked as a machine operator for Allis Chambers, Inc. Together they taught their children the values of hard work, self respect and respecting others.
In 1985 the family relocated back to Arkadelphia. He used his many skills and talents working at Ouachita Baptist University, Atwoods, Siplast, Scroll Technologies and the Community Family Enrichment Center in Feaster Park. Lastly, Noopie worked as a machine operator at Drumco/Life Cycle Management Company in Gum Springs. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, friends and pet dog Chloe.
He was not a man of many words, but of few words and of many virtues. He was a good man and a hard worker. Noopie traveled his road of life and dealt with the stormy and sunny days along the way to the best of his ability with integrity and character. Noopie was a patient man. He always maintained a humble spirit and mild disposition throughout his life. We will remember his smiles, his love, and infectious laugh.
In his 59th season of life, on Friday, June 17, 2011 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Arkadelphia Noopie traded time for eternity and was welcomed to his eternal home by his parents Henry and Lillie May, his sister Bobbie Hall and an aunt Alberta Golden.
Because love is far greater than death, Henry departs this earth in body only. His leaves to cherish his memory: his wife Charmaine Hester Hall of Arkadelphia, AR; two children, LaDawn “Moose” and his fiancé Mary of Conway, AR, and Raven and her fiancé Quinton of Sherwood, AR; six grandchildren, Cordarro, Daniel, Danielle, Alexis, Destiny, and Quinesha; two sisters, Orene Savala of Dallas, TX, and Shirley Jones of Los Angeles, CA; three brothers, Ross Hall of Decatur, AL, Charlie (Inez) Preston of Dallas, TX, and Vernon (Berdie) Preston of Dallas, TX; a special cousin, Patricia Wilson of Arkadelphia, AR; one sister-in-law, Audrey Hester; and two brothers-in-law, William (Vinna) Brooks and Lester (Lynn) Brooks all of Milwaukee, WI; his loving pet, Chloe and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and countless friends.
Mr. Hall will lie in repose at the funeral home on Friday, June 24th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. The family with receive friends and share with them the Images of Life DVD from 7-8 p.m. The family will fellowship after the family hour at the Community Family Enrichment Center.
The last farewell and tributes to his life will be shared on Saturday, June 25th at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church where Rev. T. W. Scott is the pastor. Rev. Johnny Harris the pastor of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church in Gurdon, Arkansas will deliver the message.
Bearers of the casket will be Roosevelt “Chuck” Davis, Broderick Craig, Eric Davis, Bobby Campbell, Ricky Davis and Maurice Davis.
The committal service and final resting place will be in Richmond Hill Cemetery.