Wilfred Hall

BRAIWOOD—Wilfred Neil Hall, “Neil,” 84, of Braidwood, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 at his home.
Born Nov. 15, 1936 in Carbon Hill, Neil was the son of Erned and Katie (Starks) Hall. He was raised in Carbon Hill and Braceville, until his family moved to Braidwood where he would graduate from Reed-Custer High School with the class of 1954. On June 21, 1958 Neil married Adeline Josephine Baber at the Custer Park Baptist Church. He worked on the family farm, and later owned and operated Hall Plumbing and Heating for over 20 years. Neil then gained employment with the Reed-Custer School District on the maintenance staff, and worked there until his retirement in 2000.
He was a member of the Braidwood Recreation Club where he served as a board member, and loved to camp there and other sites when his family would go on vacations. Neil also served as a school board member, and in his spare time loved to spend time in “Grandpa’s Work Shop” woodworking. He had a talent for solving problems and figuring out how things work, or the ability to make what he needed to complete a project. Neil maintained a meticulous lawn and was always willing to help someone keep their yard looking neat. He was a proud owner of a 1989 Chevrolet Silverado that was his baby, and he kept it in near-mint condition.
Neil was a devoted family man who lived for spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and leaves behind a legacy of dedication to those whom he loved.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Adeline Hall, of Braidwood; two children, Douglas (Tammie) Hall and Vicky (Kenneth) Keith, both of Braidwood; daughter-in-law, Eva Hall, of Seneca; seven grandchildren: Amanda (Dale) Davidson, of Coal City; Matthew (Tricia) Hall, of Coal City; Neil (Kelsie) Hall, of Seneca; Ashley (Brian) Oest, of Rockford; Mackenzie (Ryan) Gregoire, of Springfield; Delanie (TJ) Giffin, of Boone, IA and Cameron Keith (Koltin Powell), of Coal City; 17 great-grandchildren: Kilen and Cambree Davidson, Caleb and Emersyn Hall, Grady, Atley, Waveland and Maxwell Hall; Bryson and Romi Oest, Brooks and Beckham Gregoire, Ryker, Bennett, Maddux and Remi Giffin, and Vivianne Keith-Powell and sister-in-law, Lois Hall.
Neil was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Gregory Dean Hall, as well as Patrick Clark, who was like a son to Neil, and his siblings: Ellwyn Duain Hall, Ronald Dean (Frances) Hall, Gordon Stephen Hall and Edna Ernadine (Dominic) Zandi.
A private family service was held Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Rd., in Wilmington with Pastor Nick Sandeno officiating.
Following the services, cremation rites will be accorded and Neil will be laid to rest at Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Neil’s memory to: Uplifted Care, 482 Main St. NW, Bourbonnais, IL 60914.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Neil’s memorial page by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com
Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington.