Benjamin DeWayne Hall, known by all that loved him as "Wayne," 82, of Logansport, passed away peacefully at his home.
He was born July 6, 1934 in Logansport to Austin and Opal (Crousore) Hall.
He enjoyed bowling, pinochle, writing and creating beautiful art in the form of stained glass.
He was medically discharged from the Army after contracting a rare disease during jungle training that left him legally blind. He spent most of the following years doing contract work overseas whenever possible including teaching English in Saudi Arabia.
Surviving are his second wife Willi (Tucker) Hall, Fort Wayne; 1 son, DeWayne Hall, Bartlett, Tennessee; 1 daughter, Mary Beth Smith, Logansport; 7 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Austin Hall; his mother, Opal Crousore Hall DeMoss; his wife of 52 years, Mary (Wolfe) Hall; and his brothers Leslie, Don, Paul, Tom and Robert Hall, along with a brother who passed away at child birth. He was also preceded in death by two of his children, Linda (Glisson) Hall and Lynette (Hudnell) Hall.
He will forever be remembered for his ability to "turn a phrase" and his unending generosity to those he loved. His gruff exterior hid an amazingly loving and giving soul that will be deeply missed.
Published on August 21, 2017