Forest B. “B” Hall, 95, of Edina, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013, at the Knox County Nursing Home in Edina, Missouri.
He was born on January 12, 1918, west of Newark, Missouri, the son of Ira Ernest and Allie Bright Cornelius Hall.
He was born in the Mt. Salem Community and moved the Harmony Community north of Hedge City and attended the Rourke Rural School.
On August 5, 1939, in Edina, Missouri, B Hall married Clara Opal Dusenberry.
After their marriage they farmed near Hedge City, moved to Memphis, Missouri in 1970 before returning to Edina, Missouri in 1973 to make their home.
He was a member of the Hedge City Baptist Church and transferred their membership to Memphis Baptist Church in Memphis, Missouri. B enjoyed discussing politics at the Sale Barn Coffee Shop and he loved children.
B Hall is survived by his daughter, Kathleen and her husband Charles Kessler of Edina, Missouri; two grandchildren, Charlene and her husband Mark Shahan of Kirksville, Missouri and Kenneth and his wife Michelle Kessler of Montgomery City, Missouri; five great grandchildren, Kortney and her husband Ben Holman of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, Morgan Shahan of Columbia, Missouri, Logan Shahan of Kirksville, Missouri, Jessica Kessler and Levi Kessler both of Montgomery City, Missouri; four great great grandchildren, Lexi Holman, Tyler Holman, Payton Holman and Madison Holman; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
He was preceded his wife, Clara Hall on October 30, 2011; parents, Ernest and Allie Hall; four brothers, Ernest, Tom, Archie and Scott Hall; and a sister, Pauline Parsons
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Doss Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.
Visitation will be after 4:00 p.m. Monday with the family greeting friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Edina, Missouri.
Burial will be in the Linville Cemetery in Edina, Missouri.
Reverend David Howald will officiate and music will be provided by Rosalyn Baker, Debbie Peters, and LeaAnn Hamlin. Casket Bearers will be Don Harrison, Larry Mitchell, Frank Hamlin, Jim Pinson, Paul Parson, Ernie Hall along with Honorary Bearers, Jerry Poor, Grant Parsons, Eugene Hall, Forrest Lee Hall, Kevin Harrison, and Delbert Hawkins.
An expression of sympathy in memory of B Hall may be left to the Knox County Nursing Home. A memorial may be left at or mailed to the Doss Funeral Home 208 N. Fourth Street, Edina, Missouri 63537.