Account Benefits

"Find an Aggie" Online Directory

HireAggies Career Services Email Addresses

Silver Taps Notification

Billy Hall '67 October 22, 2020 11:39 AM updated: October 22, 2020 11:54 AM

Billy Joe Hall
September 14, 1937 - October 13, 2020

With his children at his side, Billy Joe Hall was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020. Billy was born on Sept. 14, 1937 in Taylor, Texas to W.L. (Bill) Hall and Jo Ella Baker Hall. He graduated from Rockdale High School in 1956, received his bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas State College in 1960, and completed his master’s degree in agricultural education from Texas A&M University in 1968. While at SWTSC in San Marcos, he met Ida Bess Robinson and they were married on November 23, 1961 in Tuleta, Texas. Billy’s dad-W.L. (Bill) Hall-gave up his seat on the RISD Board of Trustees so Billy could be hired as a teacher in 1961. He taught one year of junior high science before moving to high school as an Ag teacher, where he would remain until his retirement in 1994. Billy was a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church where he sang with the Meadowlarks, and Milam County Cowboy Church where he sang with the Silver Spurs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Bess who passed away in May 2017.

Billy is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David and Starla Hall of Thorndale, and his daughter and son-in-law Shelley and Kenneth Foudray of Brazoria. He is also survived by grandchildren, Allen Hall, Abby Foudray, Erin Loutfi and husband Fuad, and Jessee Lopes and husband Matt, three great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by sister Linda Crane, brother Hal Hall, sister Martha Vance and husband Jim, Teresa Derickson, brother-in-law Ollie Morris, and Naomi Hall.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. Jack Gilliland and Rev. Mike Loftice officiating. Burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale. Visitation is Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers include Allen Hall, Doug Crane, Barton Crane, Jason Hall, John Hall, Clint Vance, Shane Vance, and Danny Morris.

Honorary pallbearers include Kenneth Foudray, Ollie Morris, Jim Vance, Larry Pipkin, Robert Moore, Walter Pond, and James Birkhead.

The family requests that any memorials be made to the charity of one’s choosing.

OCT 17. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home - Rockdale
1041 West Highway 79
Rockdale, TX 76567

Chapel Service
OCT 18. 2:00 PM (CST)
Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home - Rockdale
1041 West Highway 79
Rockdale, TX 76567

© 2020 Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home

comments powered by Disqus

505 George Bush Drive
College Station, TX 77840

Phone Number

(979) 845-7514

© 2020 The Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University, All Rights Reserved