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Gary Dean Hall

April 16, 1962 ~ September 20, 2019 (age 57)

 Gary Dean Hall, of Burton, Michigan and Pocatello, Idaho, age 57, died Friday, September 20, 2019 at his old family home in Burton.  Funeral services will be held 11 AM Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Plumb-Smith Funeral Home, G-1208 N. Ballenger Highway, Flint Township, Rev. Kyle Maddox officiating, followed by a luncheon at Eagles #629, 2149 Dort Highway, Flint, Michigan, after which Gary will be taken to the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky.  Burial with military honors will be Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Jones Cemetery, Floyd County, Kentucky.  Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the time of service Saturday. Gary was born April 16, 1962 in Flint Michigan to Robert Lee Hall and Bertie Whitaker.  He loved the outdoors. At a young age he learned how to fish and that was such a blessing, becoming his passion. He tried catching fish at every fishing hole he could manage to get to.  Gary lived in Flint Michigan until his parents uprooted him and the youngest of his four sisters moving to Pocatello Idaho in 1973. There he attended Tendoy Elementary, Alameda Junior High and then went on to Highland High School eventually getting his GED and High School equivalency! On June 24, 1980, at a young age of 17 Gary joined the Army. He was discharged in March of 1991 under honorable conditions. He then returned to Flint.  He married Lisa Billings and was blessed with his first son Travis Dean Hall on October 15, 1982.  Gary moved on and was able to reel in and catch the biggest love of his life, Donna Marie Foether, March 16, 1986.  November 4, 1986, they moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to be closer to his dad. Dec. 1st 1986 they were blessed with a baby boy whom they named Cody Lee Hall.  Oct 8th 1988, Gary and Donna took each other’s hand in marriage in Las Vegas with the blessings of his father Robert Lee Hall and Stepmother Doris. Gary then moved his family to Salt Lake City Utah, and soon they were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Jerrica Candice Elaine. Gary lived in Utah until he got hurt while working at Core Mark in 1995,  then he moved his family back to Pocatello, Idaho, which he considered to be his hometown. Gary spent the rest of his time being a father and husband there. He taught his kids to work hard and to enjoy the outdoors by taking them camping and fishing often, even before they could walk. He also shared his knowledge and his green thumb with his children by showing them how to turn a yard into a beautiful garden. Gary drove to Michigan in mid April, 2019 to see family and friends he hadn’t seen in years to say his goodbyes. Elaine took him to church with her at South Flint Tabernacle church and received the Holy Ghost! He was babtized a few weeks later. Gary suffered from pancreatic cancer and was very sick in and out of the hospital this past year. He so badly wanted to go to Kentucky to meet his first cousin Barbara Vanover and as sick as he was he was able to get there thanks to his cousin Anna Penix and sister Elaine!  He was able to to visit many cousins and also able to go to the cemetery that he wanted to be buried in where his mother father and brother are buried! On His way back he was in so much pain he stopped for one last long 2 week visit at the hospital! Thanks to his sister Elaine he was able to stay at his old family home where he felt the most comfortable. Elaine and her husband John took such good care of him during this time. Elaine is full of compassion and love and was witnessed by all! During his last precious week here on earth he had he was surrounded by family and friends. Gary is survived by his children Travis, Cody and Jerrica; the love of his life, Donna Marie;  his grandchildren, Michael, Tayven, Hayden, Journey, Kiazer, Harmony, Majestic, Gracee, and Arya;  four sisters, Gaylene Hall, Elaine Spilker, Rosalie Ricks; and his baby sister Angela Carole Aldrich. He was very close to his step-sisters and brothers too, Kathy, Tom, Diane, and Dave. He was preceeded in death by brother Robert Lee Hall, Jr., mother Bertie Hall, father Robert Lee Hall, sisters Roberta Koyzra and Elizabeth (Libby) Hall

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