Billie Hall Sr., 78

Billie Ray "Bill" Hall, Sr., 78, of Wabash, died at 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at his home.

He was born on Dec. 11, 1943, in Wayland, Ky., to Morgan and Lola (Osborn) Hall.

Bill married Lorene Butcher at the Wabash City Park on June 12, 1965. He worked at General Tire/GenCorp, retiring after 42 years. He was a former member of the Wabash Eagles Lodge. Bill enjoyed golfing, Nascar, hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles.

He is survived by his wife, Lorene Hall of Wabash; three children, Billy Ray Hall Jr., Rita (Jeff) Gressley, and Melissa (Randy) Booth, all of Wabash; three grandchildren, Cassie (Sean) Brinneman of Fort Wayne, Kaitlyn (Collin) Groves of Goshen, and Garon Booth of Wabash; five great-grandchildren, Camden Gressley of Wabash, Naivee Brinneman and Everlee Brinneman, both of Fort Wayne, Skylar Groves of Goshen, and a baby boy on the way; sisters and brother, Kathleen Tripplett of Chula Vista, Calif., Shirley (Stanley) Collins of Wayland, Ky., Rebecca (Gene) Honn of Middletown, Ohio, Mildred (Bruce) Morgan of Orlando, Fla., and Don (Pam) Hall of Prospect, Ohio. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Junior and Jimmy, one sister Jackie, and grandson, Cameron Gressley.

The family received friends Monday, Dec. 27, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash.

Private graveside services will be held at Falls Cemetery, Wabash.

Memorials to the family in care of Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service.

The memorial guest book for Bill may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Dec 21