Thomas B. Hall Jr.

Published 10:57 am Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Thomas B. Hall Jr. passed from his earthly life into eternal life in the early morning hours of Monday, March 28, 2016. Born on June 29, 1921, he was 94 years old at the time of his death. He leaves behind his wife of 68 years, Iva Kernodle Hall. She was the love of his life and Tom cherished every year they shared together. When Iva began experiencing failing health in 2008 Tom was determined that he would care for her at their home in Buckingham and was truly dedicated to that cause until he was unable to care for her due to the decline in his own health. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas B Hall Sr. and Ruth Swoope Hall, two sisters, Elizabeth Hall Forbes and Ruth Ellis Johns and most recently a twin brother, Charles McDowell Hall. Chuck and Tom shared a special bond that identical twins share and he has missed Chuck so much over the past three years.

Tom also leaves behind two daughters, Nancy Hall Stuart (Jim) of Buckingham, and Jane Hall Jamerson (Bernie) of Moseley; a son, Thomas B. Hall, III (Rose) of Appomattox. Pa was so proud of his six grandchildren and what they have accomplished and are still accomplishing. They are Dr. Christopher Jamerson of Chicago, Ill, Jonathan Jamerson of Moseley, Matthew Jamerson of Maidens, William Jamerson of Moseley, Jamie Stuart of Columbia, SC and Ashley Hall of Appomattox. He is also survived by numerous special nieces and nephews and other family members from the Kernodle side of his family.

Tom was a lifetime member of Maysville Presbyterian Church in Buckingham and served as an elder. Jesus Christ was his savior and he was proud to be a Christian. It is no doubt where he will spend his eternity.

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Tom graduated from Buckingham High School in 1938 and was a member of the Class of 42’ at VPI. He was certainly a true “Hokie’ fan and supporter. After his graduation from Tech he joined the Army and achieved the rank of Sergeant and served in WWII in the 70th Armored Division stationed in the European Theater. After the war ended he returned to Buckingham, got married and co-owned and ran a local general store named the HJH Company. In 1951 he joined his father and assisted in operating the Va. Dark Fired Tobacco Growers Association. When his father retired in 1958 Tom became General Manager of the Association until 1993 when he retired. During his retirement he served as a magistrate in Buckingham County for numerous years sharing that duty with his brother Chuck. From 1979 to 1985 he co-owned, along with his son, Tom Hall & Son Trucking in Buckingham. He was a past President of the Va. Agribusiness Council in 1975. Tom was a dedicated member of the Buckingham County Board of Supervisors for numerous years and was chairman of the board from 1984 through 1987.

He was a member in good standing for just shy of 70 years of Buckingham Masonic Lodge No. 242 AF&AM and was a past master of his lodge. He also served as treasurer for his lodge for 58 years. He was also a past member of the Ruritan Club in Buckingham. He also served on the Buckingham County Rescue Squad for numerous years.

We especially want to thank his very dedicated caregivers for the past several years, Carolyn Haskins, Gloria Booker and Crystal Wattington. He thought a lot of each of you and appreciated what you did for him and Iva.

Special thanks go out to Centra Hospice and Diann Pickett for her care of Tom during his final days.
Please consider donations in his memory to Maysville Presbyterian Church in Buckingham or to the Buckingham County Rescue Squad.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 30 at 11 a.m. at Maysville Presbyterian Church followed by interment with Masonic rites in the Buckingham Community Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Maysville Presbyterian Church.  Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is serving the family.