Ronald Allan “Ron” Hall, 69, a lifelong resident of Crothersville, Indiana, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour, Indiana.
Ron was born August 6, 1946, in Scott County, Indiana, the son of James Hall and Naomi (Meek) Hall who are both deceased. On July 22, 1972, he married Linda (Cornett) Hall, who survives in Crothersville.
Ron was a member of the Crothersville High School Class of 1964. He retired in 2003 after 38 years at Cummins Engine Company. After retirement he worked at McCammon Gardens and most recently at Tanner’s Market. He enjoyed fishing, tailgating at IU football games, eating breakfast at Lucille’s with his friends, gardening, camping and family cookouts at the Cornett Retreat. He was an avid sports fan and loved his Indiana Hoosiers, Indianapolis Colts and Crothersville Tigers.
Ron served several terms on the Crothersville Town Board, coached Little League, girls and boys basketball teams, kept the clock for the Crothersville Tigers Basketball Team, coached the Crothersville Old Timers Team and was the announcer for the Red, White and Blue Parade. He was instrumental in the development of the Countryside Park diamonds, dugouts and buildings. In 1976-1977 he was named Indiana Jaycees Outstanding President. He was known around town as “Coach” and “Mayor” but his most important title was Papaw. Although he had several hobbies and passions for life, the time he spent with his grandchildren, Madyson and Matthew, was always his most precious.
Besides his wife of 43 years, he is survived by two sons, Jason (Courtney Reeves) Hall of Columbus, Indiana, and Justin (Jill) Hall of North Vernon, Indiana; two grandchildren, Madyson Hall of Columbus and Matthew Hall of North Vernon; and two brothers, Tom (Tammy) Hall of Scottsburg and Ed Hall of Crothersville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Phyllis Hensley; a sister-in-law, Janus Hall; and his father and mother in-law, John and Marie Cornett.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. David Schill and the Rev. Ralph Hillenburg at 11 a.m. Monday, January 25, 2016, at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery.
Friends may visit on Sunday, January 24, 2016, from 4 until 8 p.m. and on Monday, January 25, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Riley Hospital for Children or the donor’s choice of charities.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.