The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 20, 2008

Obituaries - Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008

Thomas Michael Hall

DALEVILLE, Va. — Thomas Michael “Beaver” Hall, 46, suffered a heart attack and died early Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in Roanoke, Va.

Michael, the son of James A. Hall and Martha Ann Barron Hall of Beckley, W.Va., was born there on June 2, 1962.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert P. and Monette Barron; paternal grandfather, Allen B. “Tubby” Hall; and his Uncle Bobby.

Michael was a 1980 graduate of Liberty High School, Glen Daniel, W.Va., and a 1988 graduate of Concord College, Athens, W.Va. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and while stationed in West Germany as a tank driver, Mike experienced “Oktoberfest” in Bavaria, skied the Alps in Switzerland, and toured Spain via moped and “wild” horses.

Mike was an avid lifelong sports fan and participant, beginning at the age of eight with little league through big league ball. He was a dedicated and good athlete who lettered in football, basketball, and baseball at Liberty, and played four years of baseball for Concord College. While in college, he was on staff as a summer counselor at E.G.F.A.’s former Camp Thomas E. Lightfoot, Bellepoint, W.Va.

Mike was active in community sports at Daleville in support of his daughters with soccer, baseball, and basketball. He played golf, continued to play softball, and in earlier years enjoyed time spent fishing with his good friends. His love and keen knowledge of sports never faded. He will miss WVU’s bowl game.

Mike was an Account Representative with AFLAC and a member of the Botetourt Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of St. Philips Lutheran Church in Roanoke, Va.

In addition to his parents, those left to mourn his early passing and cherish Mike’s memory are his beloved daughters, Amanda Paige Hall, 13, and Emily Nicole Hall, 11, of Daleville, Va.; his sister, Debbie Hall-Belcher of Beckley, W.Va.; his brother, James A. “Jimmy” Hall II and wife, Crystal, of King, N.C.; paternal grandmother, Estelle “Sauly” Hall of Greystone Inn, Beaver, W.Va.; Uncle Tom and Aunt Imorene-Meadows Barron of Hurricane, W.Va.; an uncle, Millard E. Barron of Atlanta, Ga.; seven cousins; four nieces; one nephew; and former wife, Angela Ayers-Hall of Daleville, Va.

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