Eric Edward Hall Jr., age 86, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2022, in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
No services are planned.
Eric was born in LaGrange, Georgia, the only child of Eric Hall Sr. and Annie Elizabeth Hall. Following his graduation from the University of Georgia, Eric served as a U.S. Army military police officer at Sandia Base in New Mexico. After his military service, Eric married Kenley Pearson, with whom he raised their two daughters, Alice and Adah. He worked for many years as a banker in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in their factoring department which allowed him to travel often to New York City. Eric and Kenley retired to Albuquerque, New Mexico, a part of the country that Eric had come to love while serving in the military. Eric enjoyed traveling, movies, Mexican food with margaritas, and dark beers. Eric was known in the family for composing unique and meaningful blessings for holiday meals. He embraced the southwest culture and was often seen in bolo ties and cowboy hats.
In addition to his parents, Eric was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Kenley Hall, whom he often referred to as “the love of my life.” Eric is survived by his daughter Alice Hall and her husband Tomoyuki Nishino, his daughter Adah Marie Hopkins and her husband David and their daughter Caroline, and cousins including Suzanne Todd, Elaine Laegeler and Brigadier General Ed Y. Hall.
Eric would be honored with memorials made to the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque or the Parkinson’s Association.
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.