Everett Glen Hall was born to Elton and Florence Hall on June 20, 1951 in Eugene Oregon. He died of heart failure at age 69 on January 16, 2021 in Happy Valley Oregon. He was a man who believed in Jesus Christ and looked forward to going home to be with the Lord.
His family moved to San Luis Obispo, California from Eugene when he was about 7 years old. He lived in S.L.O. over 20 years. He attended college. He learned auto mechanics and welding. He also studied and received a California real estate license. He also worked in the oil fields.
He returned to Oregon around age 29 and started a mobile welding business that concentrated on repairing shipping containers. His next endeavor was obtaining an Oregon/Washington Asbestos Removal Supervisor’s license. He was the asbestos removal supervisor for the company that removed the asbestos from the Lloyd Center Mall. He worked in construction many years. He was on the tunnel boring machine crew that worked on the light rail tunnel in Portland. At that time he was also involved with Public Cable Access and he filmed a documentary that aired entitled “River of Rock” about building the tunnel.
The next adventure for him was to get an Oregon Pest Control license. He specialized in dealing with bees and wasps. To his credit, he worked with a local bee keeper to save the honey bees if possible. Then he decided to get a commercial driver’s license and drive semi trucks. He was licensed to haul hazardous material as well as drive with triple trailers. One thing he liked about driving truck was that he could listen to the radio. He was well informed on current events.
He met his future wife, Nancy, in Portland. Six months prior to their marriage he inadvertently bought his nemesis. This consisted of a red 1965 Thunderbird. His original plan was to resell the car. He made the mistake of asking his future wife to drive the car somewhere for him and she became smitten with the car. No surprise, it became hers. Through the decades of their marriage he kept that car rolling and on the road. Though he had a strong dislike of working on “The Thunderbird” he always did because he knew his wife loved the car and he loved her – that’s true love. That’s the type of man he was.
Everett loved racing: NASCAR, Formula One, motorcycle racing, bicycle racing – even Barbie Jeep racing. Going to garage sales was one of his favorite things to do. He liked movies and was pleased if he got a movie pass for Christmas. He enjoyed history. His favorite TV shows were “Forged in Fire” and “Battlebots”.
He loved to watch his ‘TV Preacher’ shows as he called them. These were David Jeremiah of Turning Point, Charles Stanley of In Touch Ministries and Hal Lindsey to name a few. He almost finished his 3rd trip on the 5 year ‘Bible Bus’ with J. Vernon McGee when the bus made a stop at heaven and he got off. Listening to the radio show ‘Day by Day’ with Pastor Brett Meador of Athey Creek Christian Fellowship Monday thru Friday became his favorite. He had been listening to Brett since at least 2013 and rarely missed a broadcast.
Everett was a generous man, especially with his time. At Grace Bible Church in downtown Portland, he built the gates for the church and did repair work on the windows. When wife Nancy and her sister Anna made the many trips to Seattle to visit their ailing Mother (he was too ill to go), he always insisted they take his truck for safety. Anna would leave her truck behind for him to use if he needed it. He rarely used it, but invariably he would do some sort of repair on it while they were away because he wanted to help Anna. He was always willing to help family members, neighbors or whoever. That’s the type of man he was. He will be missed so very much.
Everett is survived by his wife Nancy, Aunt Betty Brown, Brother Steve Hall and his wife Ginny, Sister Mary Pool, Sister in Law Anna Bruns, Brother in Law Dennis Bruns, Brother and Sister in Laws Ellis and Linda Shook, also numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
In closing, Everett had a saying : “As we go through life we develop personality flaws. The trick in life is to figure out what your flaws are and use them to your advantage.”
We love you Everett and we look forward to being reunited with you in heaven and live with Jesus Christ eternally.
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