Rev. Dr. Robert Gaston Hall, 81, resident of 14 Abbeville St. Due West, SC very beloved husband of Helen Brown Hall died Monday March 19, 2007 at the Hospice of the Piedmont, Hospice House in Greenwood, SC after a lenghty illness.
Born in Westminster, SC he was a son of the late Dr. Thomas Gaston and Sally Rion Jones Hall. Afer graduating from the local high school, he attended Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA, and received his Ph.D. from Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland. He attended the U.S. Army's Chaplain School at Carlisle Barracks, PA.
He was a Presbyterian PCUSA minister and served churches in Greenville, SC, Red Springs, NC, and the First Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL. He was a chaplin during the Korean Conflict attaining the rank of Captain. He served as a Professor of Preaching and Worship, from Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, SC.
He served his community as a member of the Rotary Club, the Due West Lions Club as a charter member and second President. He served on various recreational commissions as well as the Red Cross Blood Committe and as a member of the Board of Directors, Western Foothills United Way, Anderson, SC. He worked with the Habitat for Humanity and served the Boy Scouts Organization in various capacities. All three of his sons became Eagle Scouts.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen Brown Hall of the home, 3 sons Robert G. Hall, II and his wife Carolyn of Muncie, Indiana, George R. Hall and his wife Margaret of Augusta, GA and Philip D. Hall and his wife Rayna of Charleston, SC; grandchildren Thomas Wade Hall, Lauren Elizabeth Hall, David Watkins Hall and Brandon Christopher Hall; 1 sister Lousia Hall West and her husband Richard of Toms River, New Jersey.
A Memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday March 22, 2007 from the Bowie Memorial Chapel of Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, SC with Rev. Dr. Thomas Dendy, Rev. Dr. Randle Ruble, Rev. Calvin Draffin and Rev. Dr. Sue Arledge officiating. A private family committal service will be held prior to services.
The body is at The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home where the family will recieve friends from 5:00 until 6:00 PM Wednesday Evening. The family is at the home 14 Abbeville St. Due West, SC.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Robert G. Hall Scholarship, Erskine Theological Seminary, PO Box 668, Due West, SC 29639 or the Robert G. Hall Scholarship, Presbyterian College, 503 South Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325.