William C. ‘Bill’ Hall

By on October 30, 2008

            Dr. William C. “Bill”  Hall, 85, of Coffeyville, Kan., went to his eternal rest  Saturday evening at Coffeyville Regional Medical.

            William Carlton Hall, Jr. was born Sept. 7, 1923, in Coffeyville, Kan., the son of William Carlton Hall and Edna (McCullough) Hall. He attended Coffeyville Schools. He then attended Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received his doctorate in September of 1944. 

            While at Kansas State University, he served with the United States Army and was discharged as a First Lieutenant. Following his discharge, he established his veterinary practice in Elburn. His practice in Illinois spanned a 34-year period. Dr. Hall returned to Coffeyville in 1978 and began his second a career in cattle ranching.

            He was a lifetime member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Illinois Veterinary Medical Association, and co-founded the Northern Illinois Veterinary Spring Clinic. He was also a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the Masonic Lodge, Blackberry Lodge in Elburn.

            On Oct. 12, 1945, in Elburn, he was united in marriage to Helen L. Reeves.  She survives at the home.

            Additional survivors include three sons, William C. Hall, III and his wife Vicky of Atlanta, Ga., Robert J. Hall and his wife Alison of Lake St. Louis, Mo., and James B. Hall, DVM and his wife Sandra of Bucyrus, Kan.; seven grandchildren, William Christopher Hall, Jessica D. Hall Cantrell, Misty D. Hall, Michelle C. Hall, Matthew D. Hall, Brandon M. Hall and Michelle L. Hall; and three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Nicole and Tristan Cantrell.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, at the Penwell-Gabel Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel with the Rev. Steve Posey, pastor of the South Coffeyville, Oklahoma Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be at the Penwell-Gabel Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

            The family suggests memorial remembrances to the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and remembrances will be received at the funeral home.