Jack Shelton “Jackie” Hall, Jr., 71, of Covington, passed away on Sunday, August 6 at his home.
Jackie was a lifetime member of the FFA through which he supported his girls while they were in FFA. He was a linebacker at Byars Hall High School, “The Wildcats”, where he received many awards in football. He was also a Golden Glove boxing champion many times over.
Jackie ran Hall’s Pecans with his family for 50 plus years. When he took over Jack Hall’s Pecans, he made a great business out of going to flea markets where he sold pecans, popcorn and fried pork skins. Everyone loved his products. His idea to start selling at flea markets was the greatest idea.
He owned his own construction company, Hall Construction, for many years pouring concrete. He branched out to building houses, mostly in Tipton County, most notably, Lockmeade subdivision in Atoka.
But the most important thing about Jackie was that he loved his family. A member of the First Baptist Church of Covington, he loved his Lord first and was a wonderful man with a big heart. He was always ready to help anyone and he never met a stranger. He loved riding around town in his van with Rambo, his faithful companion, in the passenger seat - he loved Rambo and Rambo loved him.
He is survived by his wife Carla Watson Hall; four children, Jack Shelton Hall, III of Covington, Shelly Druckenmiller of Fayette County, Mary Jean Hall and Camille Hall Noe, both of Martin; one sister, Talley Hall of Covington and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Shelton and Jean Talley Hall.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 13 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel with interment to follow in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
He had been through a lot of trials with his health, including a liver transplant. He held strong until the Lord called him home. Now he is out of pain and with the Lord Jesus! Till we are together again, I will love you forever - Carla