Russell V. Hall, Jr., 86, of New Castle, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center. Russell was born May 13, 1930, to Russell Sr. and Crystal (Ratliff) Hall near Lewisville, in Rush County, Ind.
He was a star basketball player at Raleigh High School, and served three years in the Army beginning in 1955.
Russell worked as a plumber and pipe-fitter at the New Castle Chrysler plant for 28 years, retiring in 1992. He was well-known for his mechanical and plumbing skills; and never failed to offer assistance to all.
Russell is survived by his sister, Lula Haynes; sons, Steven Hall, Russell Hall, III and Keith Beachy; daughter, Marilyn Hall; very close friends, Sharon and John Dabney; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and many, many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Russell was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Elsie Goodwin; brothers, Wilmer and John; sister, Thelma Flowers; grandson, Chris Ingram and sister-in-law, Lorraine Hall.
To celebrate Russell’s life, family and friends may gather from 10 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, April 15, at the Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, with Military Honors conducted by the VFW and American Legion. Private interment will be at South Mound Cemetery, West Lawn Addition, in New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Russell’s name are suggested to the Wounded Warriors Project; PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS or the Indy Honor Flights, 9093 South SR 39, Mooresville, IN 46158.
You may express condolences or share a memory of Russell at hinsey-brown.com.