John David Hall

October 18, 1985January 14, 2019

“Big John”

John was born Oct. 18, 1985 to James “Sandy” Hall and Roseann Renken Hall.

John passed away Jan 14, 2019 at the age of 33

John’s dedication to the Hamilton Bulldogs began early in his life. With enthusiasm he approached Coach Wright insisting, they needed his help. Coach Wright answered, “you know John I think you’re right”. That was the day John started his long run as Hamilton Bulldog Coaches Assistant.

John worked tirelessly for Hamilton Athletics doing anything that was asked of him. He was a devoted servant to his team and loved those kids with all his heart. In May of 2005 John received the Student Assistant of the Year from Hamilton High School. He especially loved his time riding with Coach D after games, listening to music, talking about finding a girlfriend and solving the world’s problems. He never met a stranger and would talk your ear off to anyone who wanted to visit. John was a devoted member of this community willing to help anytime he was needed. You would often see him at the Hamilton County Youth Fair. He always took pride in giving the Jennifer Hall Memorial Award at the Stock Shows and The Jennifer Hall Scholarship at Graduation. He as most proud to be considered a Hamilton Bulldog!

John served as a Deacon at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Shive from 2011-2017. He was a committed member to his church, and he loved Jesus.

He was preceded in death by his sister Jennifer Ann Hall, grandparents Nathan and Billie Hall & Kermit and Lilly Renken, Aunt Kay Blair, Cousin Noah Weidebusch.

John is survived by his parents Sandy and Roseann, brother and sister-in-law Sam and Chelsi, nephews Nathan and Mason all of Hamilton. Aunt’s: Kathy Renken of Hamilton, Barbara Weidebusch of Hamilton, Uncle: Chuck Blair of Goalson. Cousins: Misty & Wes Clepper, Gary Schumann, Kelli “Nicole” Clepper, Bryden Clepper, Donica Clepper Martin, Kyson Martin, Melvin & Tabatha Burrows, Aaron Burrows, Sara Conner, Cody & Stephanie Sheets, Cali & Chloe Sheets, Cody & Mica Willoughby, Chris Blair, Jaedon and Braxton Blair, Bill & BK Cooper, Hannah & Chelsea Cooper and numerous family and friends.

A special group of guys that John held near and dear in his heart include: Gary Schumann, Nicholas Bottlinger, Dillan Poe, Isaac Ernstes, Justin Montgomery, Truman Baize, Josh Glover, Grayson and Garrett Moore.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at Riley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at St John Lutheran Hamilton Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at St Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Shive.

In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to The Jennifer Hall Scholarship Fund or The Hamilton Athletic Department or St Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Shive.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 17, 2019

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Lavelle Ferris

January 19, 2019

John was such a special part of Hamilton Bulldog Athletics that it's hard to imagine Bulldog athletics without him. Hamilton High School was a better place because of him and his absence will leave a huge hole in the Bulldog family. In sympathy and love,
Lonnie, Lavelle, Colin and Kyle Ferris

Shari Pumphrey

January 17, 2019

John was a classmate of my son, Clark. I just knew John as a sweet guy & he always had a smile! Clark, Bill & I send his family love and prayers.

Chad Andrews

January 17, 2019

I had the privilege of having John as a classmate growing up. He was always so kind and funny. He had the gift of making people happy and smile just by walking into the room. I will miss Big John!

Debbie Galloway

January 16, 2019

The smile said it all,and all the young football players thought the world of this man.May his spirit and impressions live on in each young life he influenced.

Chris Bottlinger

January 16, 2019

John was the finest of men and a true joy to be around. He touched the heart of everyone he met and will be greatly missed. Heavens gain is a loss for all those who knew him.

Mica Baize

January 16, 2019

John Hall was my student, my colleague, and my friend. I have many fond memories of each of these positions John held in my life. We shared lots of bulldog activities, meals, high fives, and conversations. I will truly miss him dearly. ❤️

Kay Kay Zimmerman

January 16, 2019

We are all better people because we knew John Hall.

Rena Sliger

January 16, 2019

John was one of the most kind hearted people I ever had the chance to meet.