Charles D. Hall

Born: Sun., Oct. 21, 1934
Died: Fri., Jul. 13, 2012

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Charles D. Chuck Hall, 77 1934 – 2012 Chuck passed away on the morning of July 13, 2012 at his home in Pendleton. He was born in Durant, Oklahoma, and lived his early years in Oklahoma and Texas. In 1952 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, and was deployed to the Far East and various U.S. occupation areas. While in the Corps, he was selected for and served in the Secret Service and U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard based in Washington, D.C. While working as an Embassy Guard in Ireland he met and married Ruth Young of Pendleton. After his military service, in the early 1960's, he joined the Professional Bowlers Association, and followed the tour in Florida and Southern California. Chuck was an avid sports fan his entire life, and coached Little League baseball in Pendleton for 10 years after moving here in 1966. He worked as an EMT and city fireman in Pendleton until the late 1970s. Chuck eventually worked in Saudi Arabia as a fire chief and senior safety officer for ten years. Chuck finished his career working as a safety officer on methane gas plant projects throughout the U.S. Southwest. His concern for the well being of his co-workers earned him the nickname of "Doc". Chuck returned to the Pendleton area following his retirement in 2002. Chuck, always curious, was known for his razor-sharp memory and encyclopedic knowledge of a variety of subjects. In his later years he enjoyed running numerous fantasy sports teams, sharing stories of the places he'd been and people he'd met, and when opportunity presented itself visiting area casinos. Chuck was always fiercely independent, a trait he passed on for which all his children are forever grateful. Chuck is survived by six children, David, Cindy, Jani, Jennifer, Brent and Stephanie, and ten grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 19, at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton, Oregon. Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com Flowers may be sent to Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, which is handling arrangements.

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Deb Bothwell Mesa
   Posted Tue July 17, 2012
Not enough room to share all my memories of Uncle Dave. May your journey be gentle and your soul blessed. Love always, Debbie

Ron and Sharon Parker
   Posted Wed July 18, 2012
Sharon and I would like to send are Condolence He was a good man. Ron and Sharon Parker.

Mark Knight, Bart Knight, Stan Knight
   Posted Thu July 19, 2012
We would like to offer our Condolences to the family. We worked with Doc for many years at the Randall Corporation building natural gas plants throught the southwest. He was indeed a special person and a true gentleman.He will truly be missed.

Jani Lynn Hall Leuschel
   Posted Thu July 19, 2012
What a beautiful obituary! I will always remember his warmth and kindness to his future son-in-law when they met in 1982. He was a kind person with a good heart in addition to amazing mental abilities. Wish I could be there, but share condolences and prayers from Texas. With love, Jani

Wendy Woods
   Posted Thu July 19, 2012
To to the family, I'm sorry for your loss. I had the priveledge to work with "Doc" on several projects in Texas and OK. He was a special person and will always be fondly remembered. RIP Doc, you will be missed.

Mark Knight, Bart Knight, Stan Knight
   Posted Thu July 19, 2012
We would like to offer our Condolences to the family. We worked with Doc for many years at the Randall Corporation building natural gas plants throught the southwest. He was indeed a special person and a true gentleman.He will truly be missed.

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