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William "Bill" Jay Leland Hall

July 8, 1940July 28, 2020

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for William "Bill" Jay Leland Hall, 80, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family.

Mr. Hall passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Born in Central, S.C. on July 8, 1940, he was a son of the late Roy Ester Hall and Pauline Gillison Hall.

William retired from the U.S. Army, serving two terms during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR and traveling.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Ilona Hall; daughter, Sandra Harley of Columbia; granddaughters, Stephanie Harley and Jessica Harley both of Columbia; six great-grandchildren, Malyka, Isabella, Rachel, Rodrigo, Arianna, and Julianna.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Roy E. Hall and son-in-law, Wayne Harley. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020


William "Bill" Jay Leland Hall

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Ron Quick

August 2, 2020

Bill was our traveling buddy, perhaps more than a dozen “long-haul” adventures back to Germany. The last time we traveled together was a mere couple of years ago when we adventured to Lake Como in Northern Italy. He loved to shoot images with his latest Nikon camera. We’d be hard-pressed to photograph him without his favorite cap. But then one day I was able to capture an image of him without his “Air Cavalry” cap. He was a good look’n dude with or without the cap . . . Rest In Peace Friend Bill, I'm sure going to miss you!

Stephanie Harley

August 1, 2020

I remember as kids me and my sister going to the beach every year with grandma and papa. we always had so much fun such good memories with them. Papa always made us kids laugh always had a joke for everything. Love you papa R.I.P

Sandra/Daughter Harley

July 31, 2020

Some of my best memories were every summer we would travel somewhere. One summer we went on the road for 2 weeks with the camper. We drove all the way to Yellowstone and then we went to Mount Rushmore and then on the way we stopped in Colorado to see friends my Dad knew in the military. My Dad was a great guy. My Dad was always there for me and others if you needed something fixed my Dad could do it. I use to call my Dad (JACK OF ALL TRADES ) he could do it all. I love and miss you Dad. I wish God wouldn't have taken you away soon. I wish you Peace and Harmony. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU. YOUR LOVING DAUGHTER SANDRA HARLEY.

Carlyle Wood

July 29, 2020

Sympathy and condolences from Jim Larkin and Carlyle Wood.

The following is a combination of our most memorable memories: For several years Smiley as he was affectionately known by the Waffle House staff and the Veterans Coffee Club was the last standing member of the four man fishing team. This team was notorious for telling their fish tells. Also, we can't forget the many LZ Mary Ann stories and the ones he told about being a Huey crewmember during his two Viet Nam tours.

Smiley, "Rest in Peace as you fly ever so high."

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