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Smsgt. James W. Hall, Usaf (Ret.)

December 13, 1934 — August 20, 2021

One of America’s patriots, James W. Hall, 86, sadly passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021.

The son of the late Albert Lee and Callie Roper Hall, Mr. Hall was born on December 13, 1934, in Vienna, Georgia. He graduated from Unadilla High School in 1953. Mr. Hall always loved, respected, and admired the United States Military and as a young man, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Mr. Hall served for 27 ½ years as a Parachute Rigger Supervisor and Trainer and attained the rank of Senior Master Sergeant before retiring. He went on to work at Robins Air Force Base where he continued to train and supervise as a Parachute Rigger until his second and final retirement after an additional 15 ½ years supporting the U.S. Air Force.

In Mr. Hall’s golden years, he enjoyed going on walks, doing yard work, and playing cards. He was part of a group who called themselves “Romeo.” This group consisted of old military friends who loved to get together and eat. Mr. Hall was also a member of the Donald A. Moody (D.A.V.) Ch. 33. He was a happy-go-lucky fellow who was friendly and smiling. Above all, Mr. Hall was family oriented and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his siblings, Myrtle Baggs, Fred Hall, and Irma Shurgart.
His memory will forever be treasured by his adoring wife of 62 years, Paula Carol Hamilton Hall; children, Vinnie Carpenter and Valarie Nodes (Clay) of Georgia; grandchildren, Amy Oakley, Leslie Jones (Michael), Rebekah Nodes, Clay Nodes, Jr.; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation with Mr. Hall’s family will be Monday, August 30, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home. The funeral service celebrating his life will be immediately follow at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Following the service, Mr. Hall will be laid to rest in Andersonville National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. For friends and family unable to attend, the service will be streamed live via the McCullough Funeral Home Facebook page at

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial donations be given in memory of SMSgt. James W. Hall, USAF (Ret.) to the Donald A. Moody Ch. 33 (D.A.V.) 1343 Radio Loop, Warner Robins, Georgia 31088.

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