Reverend James Leidy Hall, 92, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Jim was born in Rockwell, NC on October 31, 1930 to Joseph Leidy Hall and Ethel Louise Huffman Hall. He was pre-deceased by his wife Sybil Fuller Hall. He was father to Charlotte Garrison (Chris), Heather Lybrand (David), Michael Hall (Carol), and Holly Suggs (Stephen). Jim had nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Woodridge Mausoleum Chapel, 138 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC 29072 on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 12:00 pm.
Jim’s family moved to Greenville, SC where he graduated from Parker High School. He then earned his BA degree in Accounting from Furman University. Jim entered the Army and served as a Sargent in the Third Army Band and remained in the reserves for eight years.
After his honorable discharge from the Army, Jim received a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He served 57 years as a Methodist minister in South Carolina and retired in Surfside Beach. While in Surfside he was a substitute teacher in the Horry County school district. Jim never met a stranger.
He loved his family, friends, and neighbors. Jim enjoyed sharing his adventures and travels including numerous trips to the Holy Lands, a cruise through the Panama Canal, and many others. He enjoyed many hobbies including cooking, word working, fishing, flying, gardening, inventing, but most of all reading. He enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. On his 90th birthday, he jumped out of a perfectly good airplane and skydived safely to the ground. He loved it so much, he did it again the next year.
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