Tracy Ray Hall

April 7, 1939October 11, 2021

In loving memory of Tracy R. Hall, 82, of Birmingham, Alabama, who passed away in his sleep with his wife by his side on Monday, October 11, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Eleanor Hall; daughter, Shannon Shelton of Guntersville, Alabama; and step-sons, David Cornutt (wife Charlotte) of Huntsville, Alabama, and Drew Cornutt (wife Susan) of Atlanta, Georgia.

Tracy was preceded in death by his parents, Shelby Hall and Thelma Louise Lam Hall; his brother, Wayne; and sister, Vern.

Tracy was born in Jackson, Mississippi on April 7, 1939, and was raised in Huntsville, Alabama. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees and attended the University of Alabama. He and family moved from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Birmingham when he became the owner of Bethea Tool and Equipment Co. He retired in 2016.

Tracy loved to travel, and he and Eleanor ventured all over the world. His many friends will remember him for his wonderful sense of humor and quick wit. He was an avid golfer and a long-time member of Greystone Golf and Country Club, where he served on numerous committees. He also served on the board of the Greystone Residential Association.

Family and friends will gather for A Service of Remembrance for Tracy Hall at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham, Alabama.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation,


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Pat Heilala

October 20, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Tracy’s passing. Know it has been a tough time though for both of you lately. I feel your pain and hope it will get a little easier each day. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marian Lam Martin

October 19, 2021

Tracy and I are first cousins. We spent many summers on McClung having rotten tomato fights, rotten fig fights, rotten grape fights and then being hosed off by Granddaddy. We were early to rise and help in the garden, fish in the creek and then run free to explore. We climbed trees, fed the chickens, turkeys, rabbits and goats that Granddaddy raised. We help at hog killing time. We feared the razor strap. It was a great childhood. Thank you for sharing with me Tracy. You, Wayne and Vern were so special to me and I treasure every memory. Shannon and Eleanor I send you love to sustain you during this time.

Dick and Helen Walker

October 15, 2021


Helen and I are saddened and glad to hear of Tracy's passing - glad he is in a better place ( was very sad to watch someone who enjoyed so much of life being taken down) and sad that you and he have to end your journey. Both of you are in our prayers.