SULLIVAN – Warren G. Hall, 90, of Sullivan passed away of natural causes at 6:10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 11, 2014) at Mason Point, Sullivan.
Celebration of Life services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Sullivan First Christian Church, with the Rev. Grant Wade officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan, and at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan.
Memorials are suggested to the Sullivan First Christian Church or to the Sullivan Community Education Foundation.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at reedfuneralhome.net.
Warren was born Oct. 10, 1924, in Sullivan, the son of A.B. and Caroline "Carrie" Carnine Hall. He was a lifelong resident of the Sullivan area.
He graduated from Sullivan High School and attended the University of Illinois for a semester before World War II necessitated his return to farm with his father. He farmed in Moultrie and Coles counties for 47 years.
An active member of the community, he served in many capacities as a member of the Sullivan First Christian Church, served as a 4-H leader, served on the Sullivan School Board and was a member of the George A. Sentel Masonic Lodge No. 764.
As well as being a successful farmer, he had a great love for training and showing Quarter Horses, including cutting horses. He won numerous competitions throughout his life, including the 1951 Illinois State Fair Stock Horse Governor Stevenson trophy and Midstate Illinois Cutting Horse Association 1986 Open.
He married Dorothy Deane Elder on Jan. 16, 1944, in Sullivan, and she preceded him in death on May 2, 2002. He then married Eva Wright on Dec. 27, 2003, in Sullivan.
Surviving are his wife Eva of Sullivan; son, Jim Hall of Champaign; daughters, Janet (Doug) Hargis and Linda Hall (partner Barry Epstein) of Harrisburg, Pa.; stepson, Charles E. (Gloria) Wright of East Peoria; sisters, Kathleen (E. Jean) Wood of Sullivan, Helen Holmes of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Peggy Roley of Fort Myers, Fla.; and grandchildren, Kelly Hargis (Lt. Col. George) Schreffler of Pinehurst, N.C., and Eric Hargis of Fredericksburg, Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, James A. Hall; and son, Warren Kent Hal