James A. Hall

James A. Hall
Chief Petty Officer
USN Ret.

El Dorado, Arkansas

James “Jim” Alvin Hall, 70, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado.

Jim was born Dec. 21, 1943, in Colorado Springs, Colo. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1960-1980, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. During his career, he served on several ships including USS Skagit (AKA-105), USS Fort Marion (LSO-22), USS Delta (AR-9), USS Durham (LKA-114), USS El Dorado (LPD-8), USS Albert David (FF-1050), also shore stations USNAB Coronado, Calif., and Point Loma, Calif. When Saigon fell to North Vietnam at the end of the Vietnam War, he was involved with the evacuation of United States personnel from Saigon. After retirement from the Navy, Jim proudly flew his American flag, raising and lowering it daily.

He married Marilyn Black Pierce Hall of El Dorado in October 2006. She preceded him in death July 15, 2014, at Life Touch Hospice. Also preceding him in death were his parents, Thomas M. and Esther J. Mortimer Hall.

Survivors include three sisters, Doris Newby of Colorado Springs, Barbara Walton of Moberly, Mo., and Karen Boland of Grand Junction, Colo.; one brother, John Hall of Canon City, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Thank you to all of the medical staff at Life Touch Hospice for their love and care of Jim. A special thank you to Bro. Billy Smith for your friendship and presence.

Jim will be cremated and his cremains will be placed at the Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery.

To sign his guestbook, please visit www.arkansasfuneralcare.com.

Arrangements were made by Arkansas Funeral Care.