Dean Hall, 77, of Clinton passed away Aug. 2, 2017, after a long and courageous battle against cancer.

Dean was born Feb. 28, 1940 at Scotland (Van Buren County) to Filmore and Jewell Dean Hall.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Frances (Pat) Hall, son Ed Hall, daughter Deana Hall Williams, grandchildren Amanda Hall, Dustin Hall, Kayla Hofherr-Wiley, Charlie Hofherr-Jones, Lauren Hofherr-Atkinson, and Brook Williams-Crow, and a number of wonderful great-grandchildren and brothers Pete Hall and Lee Hall, sister Carolyn Waddle and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Doyle and Doyne Hall and sisters Reba Mullins, Bobbie Reed, Wilda (Dot) Chance and Mada Mullins.

He was a graduate of Scotland High and received the school’s Alumni of the Year Award in 2016.

After four years in the U. S. Army, including service in Korea, Dean worked 25 years in Europe, Asia, South America, Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico as a crane operator with Brown and Root Marine of Houston, Tex., and had a perfect operator record under often difficult conditions. He then served 12 years as a crane operator for Nabholz Construction Corp. of Conway. He and Pat also operated Dean Hall’s Grocery store in Scotland, AR for 11 years.

Dean enjoyed his work and quail hunting, he really loved being a husband, father, grandfather and friend.

A memorial service will be held at 6pm Friday, Aug. 4th, Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church in Scotland by Pastor Sheila Gardner. Interment will be at Foster Cemetery at Scotland for immediate family members.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church, 1496 Scotland Formosa Rd., Scotland, AR 72141.

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