Pastor Kenneth Charles Hall, 88, of Butler, Pa., entered into the loving arms of his Lord, June 23, 2013, at 10 p.m. at Allegheny General Hospital.
Born Nov. 10, 1924, in Jamestown, N.Y., he was the son of the late Harry A. Hall and Ethel Rose (Lawson) Hall.
Pastor Hall graduated from Jamestown High School in 1942. He attend-ed Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, N.Y. His college days were interrupt-ed by World War II and he found himself serving in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific. He was a true marine, loving and serving his country. A proud Marine, he never stopped tel-ling his stories. After the war, he came back to Jamestown, where he met Joyce at church and they were married Sept. 7, 1947, and have been married 65 years. Pastor Hall had a four year apprenticeship and was a journeyman tool and die maker for 20 years, when he and Joyce felt the call to the ministry. He at-tended the school of theology at Anderson University, and continuing classes at Roberts Wesleyan College. His long list of churches he pastored included Peoples Church in Sugar Grove, Pa., Jamestown First Church of God, Belles Chapel Church of God, Indianapolis, Ind., Warren, Pa. Church of God, and North Main Street Church of God, Butler, Pa., where he recently retired as the visitation pastor. There he worked with the 60 plus ministry, was a Sunday school teacher and started the Wings and Theos Groups and also the Alcoholics Anonymous groups that met at the church. He was also on the credential committee of Western Pennsylvania. He went on four mission trips, three to Guatemala and one to Manila, Philippines, preaching, teaching and building churches.
Pastor Hall is survived by his wife, Joyce Mae Hall of Butler, Pa.; one son, Dr. Gregory V. Hall and his wife, Patricia, of Lake Wales, Fla.; two daughters: Wendy Hall Fidler and her husband, John, of Springfield, Ill., and Kris Anne Byers and her husband, Richard, of Butler, Pa.; six grandchildren: Trevor Hall, Courtney Cook, Joseph and Christopher Fidler and Christian and Camryn Byers; four sisters: Phyllis Paddock, Joyce Anderson, Jean Anderson and Carol Phillips. all of Jamestown, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Pastor Hall was preceded in death by one brother, Vernon Hall; two nieces; and two nephews.
Friends will be received Wednesday, June 26, 2013, from 3-6 p.m. at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home Inc., 124 E. North St., Butler, Pa.
Funeral Service will be held Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the North Main Street Church Of God, 1201 N. Main St. Ext., Butler, PA 16001, with his son, Dr. Gregory V. Hall and his sons-in-law: John Fidler and Richard Byers and the Rev. Brandon Lenhart of North Main Street Church Of God, offi-ciating.
Interment will take place, Friday, June 28, 2013, at noon at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Jamestown, N.Y.
Online condolences can be given at www.thomp-son-miller.com.