Orville Lee Hall, 75 was a kind and simple man, he died from Parkinson's Disease Thursday, July 29th 2021 in Richmond, Indiana. Orville will be laid to rest among his Marine brothers gone before him in the Tallahassee National Cemetery on Thursday, August, 5th 2021.
Orville proudly served his country as a United States Marine during the Vietnam War as a Combat Engineer. His tour of duty was "boots on the ground" de-arming mines clearing the way for his platoon. He often said his "senior trip left him with more nightmares than memories". Not every solider who died in war, died in combat and returned home in a flag draped coffin. Many Veterans have walked among us broken by invisible wounds of war searching for what they lost in the swamps and deserts of war zones. Broken yet alive, yearning for peace and wholeness of a life free from unspeakable pain. Orville has found peace.
After returning home from Vietnam, Orville worked with the State Road Department (SRD) surveying the path for Interstate 10, between Marianna and Tallahassee, always claiming that section was some of his handy work. Many good years were spent in the Chipley area where his son, Aaron, was born 3 days before his own birthday. His ultimate gift!
He loved the Cincinnati Red’s Baseball Team, chewing gum, chocolate chip cookies, a cold Coke and a good western. He was passionate about a good western because "the good guys always win, in a western"!
He worked to raise his family while attending and graduating from college, later moving his family to Paris, Tennessee where he work with the Celotex Corporation, until it closed. Returning back to Florida in 1988 to work in their family business in Havana. Orville spent the last years of his life living across the river from his birthplace of Dayton, Ohio.
Orville is preceded in death by his parents, Lee Alvin and Louise Davidson Hall, three brothers, Robert (Bob), Hiram and Ernest (Ernie) Hall and one sister Irene Hall Coatney.
He is survived by his son, Lee Aaron Hall (wife Kristin) and a granddaughter, Sara Katherine of Havana, Florida.
A private funeral services will be in the care of his son, Lee Aaron Hall IFD and Scott Whitehead LFDIC of Faith Funeral Home & Crematory of Havana, Florida,