NORMAN — Longtime Norman businessman Dale Clay Hall, 84, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, after a lengthy illness.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Park Chapel in Norman.
Born Aug. 30, 1928, in Decatur, Ark., to Ruby (Richardson) Hall and John Hall, Mr. Hall grew up on the family farm near Gentry, Ark. After graduating from Gentry High School, he and his twin brother, Don, joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1946. Both became meteorologists and served together in Greenland, the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States, including at Tinker Air Force Base.
He married Doris Sylvia LaFleur on Nov. 19, 1949, in Springfield, Mass. The couple had three sons, John, Marc and Jeff. After his retirement from the Air Force in 1967, Mr. Hall moved his family to Norman, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma while working for Weather Science Inc. In 1972, he purchased The Bookstall in downtown Norman and eventually operated six stores across Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, Don.
Mr. Hall is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, Doris of the home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, John Hall of Dallas, Marc and Anna Hall of Garland, Texas, and Jeff and Heather Hall of Waurika; three grandchildren, Erin Hall of Midwest City, Lauren Hall of Oklahoma City and Jacob Hall of Garland; four sisters, Imogene Williams of Del City, Nell Clark of Ardmore, Ellen Feemster of Oklahoma City and Janiece Elder of Jay; two brothers, Curt Hall of Lawrence, Kan., and Tommy Hall of Gentry; a host of nieces and nephews; and numerous friends.
The family would like to express its deepest gratitude to the staff at the Norman Veterans Center for the excellent care they gave Mr. Hall.
Pallbearers will be sons and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a library of choice in Mr. Hall’s name.
Arrangements are by Primrose Funeral Service.
Online condolences may be made at www.primrosefuneralservice.com.
Norman Transcript, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012