William Fons Hall affectionately known as “Billy”, passed into eternity on Tuesday, November 4, 2020. He was born December 22, 1954 in Bonifay, FL to Bill and Estelle L. (French) Hall. William worked for several years as a foreman for the Okaloosa County Road Department. With his inquisitive nature and willingness to try almost anything, Billy was a real renaissance man. A jack of all trades, he had many interests and was never bored. The only fears he ever admitted to were his fear of heights and a fear of losing those that he loved. There has never been a man so easy to embarrass and yet so hard to offend. A loyal friend to many he would give the shirt off his back, but was so fiercely private, few truly knew that he was a loving husband, father, musician, poet, mechanic and craftsman. He loved one woman with an intense passion that some people can only imagine. He would sometimes admit that he did not have all the material things in life and that was disappointing, but having the love and respect of family and friends was worth more than any fortune could bring. He loved his children with the same passion and intensity and without reservation. Never ashamed of saying he loved you, he never parted company without letting others know what they meant to him. He welcomed those of us that are grafted into the family as sons and daughters and loved us in the same way. He believed his life was experienced in fifteen year cycles beginning with the tragic loss of his parents by the age of fifteen. As the youngest of five children and the only son, he uniquely had five mothers, one natural and four older sisters. He had many wonderful cycles that followed including living in Melbourne on the space coast of Florida with older sister Joyce and her husband John, cruising in a very hot 1967 Chevy Nova in Orlando, meeting his future wife, the birth of his children and then seeing them have children of their own. He lived his life with all the passion that he loved. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and music. He is preceded in death by his parents Bill and Estelle Hall, two of his beloved sisters, Yvonne Stewart and husband James; Annette Floyd; and nephews, Johnny Floyd and Bobby Chouinard
William is survived by his wife Brenda K. (McCranie) Hall of Baker, FL, his son Jonathan (Christina) Hall of Baker, FL and his daughters: Monica (Richard) Grecu of Demopolis, AL, Nikki Hall of Baker, FL, Misty (Wade) Bradley of Holt, FL and Stella Hall of Baker, FL. His sisters: Yvette (late Jim) Gurholt of Dothan, AL and Joyce (John) Chouinard of Bonifay, FL and his brother-in-law Carlton (Judy) Floyd of Dothan, AL. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren: Rose, Jamie, Evan, Ellise, Barrett, Isaac, Samuel, Cole and Benjamin.
His death has left a tremendous void, struggling with sorrow, grief and tears. When faced with all the why’s, we find such comfort as our Daddy did in Jesus Christ. For we know in the words of his favorite hymn, “Does Jesus Care”: Oh yes, He cares, I know He cares, His heart is touched with my grief, When the days are weary, The long nights dreary, I know my Savior cares.
Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Saturday November 7, 2020 at the family residence in Baker, FL at 2PM with the Reverend Richard Grecu
of Awakening Grace Ministries (Demopolis, AL) officiating.
Flowers are being received
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com
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