Bobby Lawrence Hall, 72, of Grand Ridge, Florida, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020, in Dothan, Alabama, after a brief illness.
Bobby was born in Sneads, Florida to the late Tom and Edna (Peacock) Hall. A 1967 graduate of Sneads High School, Bobby also graduated from Chipola College in 1980. Prior to working at Florida State Hospital for a short time, he was stationed in Kentucky and Germany where he served in the Army for 2 years during the Vietnam War. He retired from the State of Florida after
over 35 years of service in the Florida State Parks agency, most of which was spent as a Park Ranger at the Florida Caverns State Park and Three Rivers State Park.
Bobby was an avid fisherman who loved fishing for bass and bream on Lake Seminole. He enjoyed guiding campers, family, and friends and sending them to the best bream beds. Because he enjoyed his job as a Park Ranger, Bobby and his late wife, Arlene, made many lifelong friends with campers throughout the years. He never met a stranger and was a friend to all. After retirement, he spent his days fishing, gardening, and visiting with family and friends.
Bobby is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Jaye Arlene Hall; infant sisters Glenda and Naomi Hall; sister Gwendolyn Lanier; and brothers Charles Hall and Wallace Hall. He is survived by his sons Gary Allen Hall and wife Melanie, Barry Clinton Hall and wife Karen; four grandchildren, Leigh Anna Hall Whitehead (Dustin), Lauren Hall Moore (Jason), Trevin Hall,
and Cade Hall (fiancé Morgan Seay); two great-granddaughters, Hadley Moore and Callianne Whitehead. Also, he is survived by sisters Doris Traylor, Betty Hamilton, Connie Keeter (Terry), and many nieces and nephews.
Officiated by McAlpin Funeral Home, a graveside service will be held at Dykes Cemetery in Sneads on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 1:00 pm CST. All friends and family are asked to practice safe, social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Sneads High School Foundation, 7839 Howell Road, Sneads, Florida, 32460.