Raymond was born on March 17, 1918 in Olustee, the second son of H.L. and I. Eula Hall. Raymond grew up in Olustee and graduated from Olustee High School in 1936. After graduation, he worked in Salinas, Calif., hauling agricultural products up and down the coast. In 1942, he joined the US Army and served three years with the 7th Armored Division, Tank Division, under Generals Patton and Montgomery, in France and Germany. Upon his return in 1945, he worked as a mechanic for Milford Stone in Altus. On April 2, 1949, he married Ruth Elizabeth Olson in Altus. She preceded him in death after 58 years of marriage.
In 1951, he started farming. Growing up, he always wanted to be a cattle farmer and that was where he was always the most happy. In 1960, he became self-employed as an auto and farm equipment mechanic while continuing to farm. He always wanted to be remembered as a friendly person.
In addition to his parents and wife, Raymond was preceded in death by his brothers, Clyde Loyal Hall of Salinas, and Roy Lee Hall of Baytown, Texas; his sisters, Beuna Ivis Hall, who died in infancy, Lena Mae Drum of Pasa Robles, Calif., Betty Lou Grider of Edmond, and Vauda Van Golson of Muskogee.
He is survived by his children, Donna Johnston of Oklahoma City, Nancy Goin and husband Charles of Woodward, Gerald Hall and wife Linda of Lawton, and Coy Hall of Altus; his brothers, Clark Hall and wife Vivian of La Marque, Texas, and Kenneth Hall of Midland, Texas; his sisters, Ellen Hankins of Altus, and Helen Hall of Seabrook, Texas; his grandchildren, Mary Hall of Sentinel, Jason Hall and wife Rachell of Stillwater, Eric Johnston of Oklahoma City, Daniel Hall of Sentinel, Kourtnei Storm and husband Barrett of Woodward, and Tyler Hall of Tinker Air Force Base; his great-grandchildren, Kamden, Brayson and Brooks Storm, and Claire Hall; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your church or favorite charity in Raymond’s name.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.
Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com