McGilley State Line Chapel

12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO


Gregory James Hall

November 14, 1954January 2, 2020

GREGORY JAMES HALL November 14, 1954 – January 2, 2020 Gregory James Hall of Leawood, Kansas passed away unexpectedly January 2, 2020. Greg was born November 14, 1954 in Omaha, NE to Catherine T. (Fischer) Hall and Bernard H. Hall. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Donna, and their two sons, Shannon and Dustin. He is also survived by seven brothers, four sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings. Greg was an avid fan of almost all sports at every level; he was also a talented landscaper. Greg was an enthusiastic user of social media and embraced all types of new technology. His interest in technology was reflected in his successful, two-decade career in the medical software industry. Photography and writing were also passions of his which he used to promote and recognize the sport of cross country. In this endeavor he befriended many runners and coaches. His positive attitude and fun-loving nature will be missed by not only his family and work colleagues but by fellow sports fans and the many people he impacted in the running community. Greg loved everything about life in Kansas City, including rooting for the Chiefs and Royals; Kansas City barbecue was a particular favorite and Greg often said that no other city’s BBQ compared. He touched many lives in the 31 years that he lived in the Kansas City area. A spring Celebration of Life is planned to take place in Greg’s hometown of Omaha, NE. A specific date has not been determined.


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Matthew Dexter

January 13, 2020

Our lives were changed forever on January 2nd, 2020. I had the privilege to work with Greg for the past 19 years at Cactus Software/symplr. Greg quickly became a great friend, boss and mentor to me in my life. I will never forget the positivity that he brought to everyone's life! To Donna, Shannon and Dusty, your husband and father was truly one of the greatest men in the world. I hope you are soon able to find solace in this tragedy and I hope I am able to follow Greg's lead in living life to the fullest.

Brian Burdett

January 9, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Greg at Cactus/Symplr for almost four years. I always enjoyed our conversations, since Greg was not in habit of holding much back, and told some great stories. My condolences to his family and friends. May you find peace in this time of sorrow.

Dennis Riley

January 8, 2020

Greg was a passionate, fun-loving, family oriented individual with an amazing personality and love for life. He cared deeply about his family and extended Paul VI family. Family and friendships were critical in his life. You left this world a better place my friend. Best wishes to your family. You will be missed. You will be just as strong in death as you were in life. You will be missed by all that you touched in this life.

Kathy Schafer

January 7, 2020

So very sorry to learn about the loss of Greg Hall. I'm from the old St. Joseph Parish and school in Omaha NE and our families have known each other forever, A wonderful person with a positive attitude....he will be greatly missed. God must have needed him in heaven but just like with the loss of my my loved one , I know we will all meet again one day.
My thoughts,,love and prayers go out to the family.
Peace and blessings
Kathy Schafer

Yael Abouhalkah

January 6, 2020

Greg was a wonderfully active and outspoken free spirit to be around. We ran hundreds of miles together on Blue River Road on south Kansas City. I always enjoyed his no-nonsense view of life as we talked. Some of my favorite memories include all the ups and downs of building his new house in Johnson County. We attended cross country and track meets, where Greg was a popular figure with all the athletes as he carted his cameras around the course or the track. He will be missed, because Greg made this a better world when he was in it.

Jeff Widgren

January 6, 2020

Whether we talked yesterday or months ago, connecting with Greg was always a positive experience, and it always felt like no time at all had passed. A "No BS" kinda guy who I grew to love, respect, and value as a great friend. He loved his family, his sports, writing, and his artwork was his landscaping.

I will miss you here on earth, Greg, but will be at peace knowing that you're with the one who loves us the most.

Till we meet again!

Marc Sawatzki

January 5, 2020

Greg and I grew up in the old neighborhood many many years ago. We played many a sport together. Mainly baseball. He actually became a pretty good shortstop. I remember his love for the San Francisco Giants and Willie Mays. I was a Cardinal fan. There is no doubt who his favorite football college team is. May you RIP

Dinn Mann

January 5, 2020

Greg was a game changer, a full-speed-ahead spirit with consistent, exemplary energy. All who knew him personally were better because of his friendship. Greg was clever, kind, versatile and proud. He loved his family and community. I believe good people never leave us entirely. While we don’t have the comfort of his physical presence anymore, we will have the signs of his footprints in everything he held dear. Greg was ahead of his time. Now, he is in a place where all the secrets of the universe are at his fingertips. There is no doubt he is asking questions and soaking it in as only he could. May his memory and legacy be everlasting.