Frank Elmore Hall Jr.
December 21, 1943 — September 17, 2023
After high school, Frank joined the U.S. Navy. Shortly thereafter, he and Catherine were married. His first duty station was A School in Millington, Tenn. It was during that time Frank was introduced to the Tradevman Rate. No sea duty seemed great along with electronics, which he enjoyed. Before moving on to another duty station, his first son, Frank E. Hall, III, was born.
Next duty station was Corpus Christi, Texas, where he became an instructor of flight simulation. Second son, Robert Dwayne, was born. When it was time to transfer, to Frank’s surprise, he was assigned as a Company Commander in San Diego, Calif. This was not a happy time for Frank, so when the opportunity arose, he transferred to Millington again to teach B School. His daughter, Laura, was born. He enjoyed teaching and going to night school.
Life seemed to keep his family in three areas: San Diego, Corpus Christi and Millington. During all these transfers, he made many friends in the Navy and civilian communities.
Frank eventually had enough schooling and began teaching night classes at Memphis State and Skagit Valley College. His last duty station was Whidbey Island. It was during this time he found out the TD Rate was going away. So Frank decided 23-and-a-half years were enough and retired. After retirement, he worked civil service for many years. Frank spent the last years of life in Oak Harbor, Wash.
His hobbies were HAM radio, playing racquetball, and of course, motorcycles.