Richard Griffith Hall
January 7, 1938 – July 15, 2020
Richard Griffith Hall, 82 of McKinney, Texas passed away on Wednesday night, July 15, 2020 at a private group care residence in Plano.
Richard “Dick” Griffith Hall went to be with his lord and savior on Wednesday night, July 15, 2020
He was born January 7, 1938 to Fred Harris Hall and Vonnie Mae (Griffith) Hall in Clarksburg, West Virgnia.
He married Eileen Valentine in 1970 and they were together until her passing in 2006.
Being tall and athletic, he went to Marshall University on a basketball scholarship. He was part of the Thundering Herd team that averaged 88 points per game in the 1957-58 season which was highest scoring team in the nation.
From Marshall he went to the Marine Corps. He was honorably discharged in 1964 as a first lieutenant then went on to corporate America. He worked for International Harvester Credit Corporation for over 30 years in Pittsburgh, Lansing, Syracuse, New York City, Albany, Minneapolis and Dallas. In the early 90s he started a ten year stint with Keys Fitness.
He retired in the mid-2000s and, as a person who liked to keep physically active, discovered his love for golf. He was active in a group of golf buddies that called themselves The Dirty Dozen. In 2015 he moved into Pioneer Ridge senior living in McKinney. At Pioneer Ridge he made many friends and thrived as an ambassador to new guests and hosted a daily exercise class. There he also found many people to help him learn and grow in his Christian faith.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his daughter Amy Sheahan and her husband Jim of Dallas, his son Rick Hall and his wife Mary of Frisco. Four grandkids; Parker Collins, Griffin Collins, Gannon Hall and Jensin Hall, and his sister Pam Shanklin and her husband Bill of Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 36 years Eileen, his parents and his brother Jim.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots in honor of Dick.
A brief visitation will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM at Ted Dickey Funeral Home, located at 2128 18th Street, Plano, Texas, 75074.
A graveside service will follow, Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Plano Mutual Cemetery, where Dick will be laid to rest with his wife Eileen.
Ted Dickey Funeral Home in Plano, Texas has charge of arrangements.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Richard Griffith Hall
July 28, 2020
I was Dick's Bible study teacher at Pioneer Ridge. I can't tell you how much he blessed my life! He always had something to share about the Lord and was growing in his faith very quickly. I saw Jesus do amazing things and speak to him in very unique ways. He was a blessing to the whole group. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to know him. I will continue to pray for your family as you grieve at this great loss. God bless you! Kristina Cox
Donald & Diane Ross
July 20, 2020
Rick we send you our condolences. We remember meeting you dad and know he was a fine man. Blessings to you and your family.
Robert & Diane Aitken
July 18, 2020
Our hearts are broken having learned of our dear friends passing. Dick was a true friend and one of a kind. He was always there for his friends and loved his family. After Bobs stroke he came to visit him everyday. He always had a smile on his face and loved life. Rest In Peace Dick, we will miss you.