OBITUARY

Philip Roland Hall Jr.

June 2, 1943January 6, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Phil ”Skip” Hall announces his passing on Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Huntsville TX. He passed peacefully and was surrounded by his loving family. Phil was born June 2, 1943 in St. Paul MN, attended George Williams College in Chicago and worked for the YMCA in Wisconsin and Texas. Phil served in the Army 82nd Airborne division during the Vietnam War. He retired from Hewlett Packard in 2004. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Linda, daughter Christine (Troy), son Brett (Jennifer), son Chad (Allison), sister Kitty, brother David (Susan), 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 2 more on the way.Phil dedicated his life to serving people through the YMCA, Compaq, Hewlett Packard, and church. He cherished time with his family and friends and he never met a stranger he didn’t know.

Phil loved the outdoors, camping, boating, hunting, and fishing. During his retirement adventures with Linda by his side, they traveled around most of the United States and Canada by RV and boat. Phil developed a passion for woodworking; making many gifts for the family. He loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and realized a lifelong dream of living on a lake. Phil loved boating (when it ran) loved to read and learn new things. He had a subtle sense of humor and a deep chuckle that would make you smile.

A memorial service in Memory of Phil will be held Friday, January 11th, 11 :30 AM at Brookside Funeral Home 9149 Highway 6 N Houston TX, 77095. There will be time to visit with the family prior to the service from 9:00 AM to 11:15.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you contribute to the charity of your choice in Phil’s name.

Services

  • Gathering with Family Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Philip Roland Hall Jr.

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Carlos Fernandez

January 10, 2019

Phil founded the the Houston HP Retiree Club over eleven years ago; the club which he led for almost ten years, is his legacy with upward of 400 members. The club continues thanks to a strong foundation of his organizational skills and willingness to help others. We are grateful to him.

We remember Phil from the Compaq/HP days heading ACE (Association of Compaq Employees) a organization that unified employees through company activities and outside events; everyone in those days knew him. We all remember him displaying a smile and having a great sense of humor.

He was a problem solver and a friend to all. Quoting a club member says it all: “Phil was like "Red" in "Shawshank Redemption" - he could find ANYTHING you needed for your organization”.

Our thoughts are with Linda and family.

Jim McKay

January 10, 2019

If you ever purchased tickets for the Houston Rodeo through ACE (Association of Compaq Employees), then you knew Phil Hall. I first met Phil in 1990 outside the ACE office and he was always the one person that would greet you and make you feel comfortable. I do not think Phil ever met a stranger. Phil made Compaq a better company and a fun place to work. He continued to strive to add activities through ACE that drew employees closer. The value that Phil added to the company cannot ever be measured in dollars. Later I helped Phil start the Houston Chapter of the HP Retiree Club and we continue to enjoy the friendship that had developed over many years. This is a loss that is hard for me to comprehend because Phil was so full of life and I know he had a lot more of it to live. May God place his hands on his wife, Linda, and the rest of his beloved family. I will miss him dearly.

Abi McKenna

January 10, 2019

I knew Phil from my years working at Compaq Computers. He always had a smile on his face and a positive energy. Several of us planned the Fall festival for the company for a few years and he always figured out a way to make things happen. He was one of the kindest people I knew. He loved his family so much.
. . .A sweet and gentle spirit. So glad I met him. We will all miss him.

Abi McKenna

Helen Williams

January 9, 2019

I did not know Mr. Hall, but I am a friend by distance of Linda Hall . Our lives kind of coincide with years of marriage, devoted spouse, our children and love of car trips. I was able to perceive his good character by the posts and photos Linda shared about their time together and the happiness very evident on both of their faces. It was apparent from the look and smile on his face that he was a giving man; a loving man; a kind man and I am so very sad for the family to lose such a wonderful person. I believe God gave us memories to sustain us in our time of loss and our departed loved ones remain with us forever in our memories, our hearts and our souls. He is gone, physically, but his spirit will live on forever in his family and in the lasting love he shared with Linda and family. God bless the family . May he rest in eternal peace.

Janet Rosdahl

January 9, 2019

To My Dearest Friend Linda of over 60 years, Chad and Brett, Jennifer, Allison, David, Kitty and all grandchildren, my sincerest sadness is shared with you and for you to know that you are not alone in this loss.
Phil was the most wonderful, loving, caring, giving man that I have ever known since he came into Linda’s life 50 years ago. Phil was a gift to you and to all of us from our Lord. His Legacy lives on through you all. Nothing can take that away.
Chad, Brett, May you strive to be the men that your Father and Mother taught you to be
The broken hearts will mend and you will look back and remember how your father lived his life to the fullest and all the wonderful times that you shared together. You had the best Father ever.
May our Lord Jesus bless and comfort you all now and May He heal your hearts
All My Love,
Aunt Janet

Lori Moran

January 8, 2019

Phil & I worked side by side running ACE for six years. He loved being able to run the employee association for Compaq and it showed in everything he did. Together we kept the association alive & kicking funded in large part by the income generated from the retail program we built from scratch. I often say he was my 'work husband' before that term even came to be. Even though we drove each other crazy on a daily basis, we were the best of friends. We used to laugh about the fact that fellow employees often asked if we were married because we bickered so much. I affectionately referred to him as the "old buzzard" or "my buddy Phil". Phil really was everyone's buddy. He was always trying to make our work environment better or more fun because he truly cared.

I will dearly miss this man.

Love,

Lori

Jennifer Hall

January 8, 2019

My father in law was one of kind. His love for his wife and family was extraordinary. I will miss his sweet laugh, paw paw pow wows and when he puts his hands behind his back and then rocking back and forth on his heels. His passion for woodworking were truly amazing. Dad, we love you, miss you like crazy and can not wait to see you again one day.

Love,
Jen

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY