William Erwin “Bill” Hall, 84, died on Sunday, October 10, 2004 at his home in Mayfield, Kentucky. He was the son of Lois Erwin Hall, the grandson of William Simpson “Simp” Erwin, and the great-grandson of Joseph Lafayette Erwin.
Bill Hall was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Mayfield. It is said that the children of his church called him the “Candy Man,” because he always remembered to bring treats for them on Sunday.
He was a retired electrician and a member of I.B.E.W. Local #816. The last few years of his of his career he worked for General Tire and Rubber Company, but he had worked previously on many construction projects across America, as well as in the Middle East.
Bill was also a decorated World War II veteran who served in Europe with the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division.
He is survived by Barbara, his wife of 60 years; one son Ron Hall, of Paducah, Kentucky; one daughter, Debbie Walton , of Nashville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Phyllis Gene Hall, and his parents, Jack and Lois (Erwin) Hall. Mayfield Messenger, Mayfield, KY, Oct. 11, 2004
Bill was a revered patriarch of the Erwin and Hall families in Graves County, Kentucky. Charles Erwin, of Mayfield, said, “Bill was a man I am truly proud to have had as a relative. My late father, Harry ‘Red’ Erwin, used to remark ’You can’t beat him with a stick’”
What a great epitaph. -Ed.