Breckenridge - Louie Herbert Hall Sr, 79, died went home to be with his Father in Heaven on March 5, 2014 in Fort Worth. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Keystone Fellowship Church, 5020 East Rosedale, Fort Worth. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.
Louie Herbert Hall Sr. was born in Stephens County on Jan. 24, 1935 to Henry Hall and Ann McCreary Harris Hall. Louie Sr. attended Booker T. Washington Public School in Breckenridge and was a member of the Williamson Chapel CME Church. He enjoyed life, people and a good time. He married Peggy Joyce King in 1953. To this union God blessed them with three boys. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force before settling at home in Breckenridge, where he worked for the Virgil Riley Ranch.
Soon after the Air Force, he became the Stephens County Deputy Sheriff for 12 years and then the Sheriff of Stephens County for eight Years. Mr. Hall was the first African-American Sheriff in the State of Texas. After 20 years of service with Stephens County Sheriff's Department, he moved to Fort Worth where he Married Marie Birdwell. While living in Fort Worth, he worked for Lockheed-Martin. Mr. Hall accepted Christ at the Keystone Fellowship Church under the leadership of Rev. Damon Halliday.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Joyce King Hall; son, Curtis Hall; parents, Henry Hall and Ann McCreary Harris; sisters: Jean Taylor, Jessie Harris and Ruth Worthy; and a brother, Lucius Harris. He is survived by his wife, Marie Hall of Fort Worth; son: Louie Hall Jr. of Breckenridge and Lonnie Hall of Las Vegas, Nev.; granddaughter, Ashley Hall of Fort Worth; sisters: Sonja Sewell of Las Vegas, Nev. and Mary Gamble of Dallas; dear friend, Tommy Coulter along with a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The family gratefully acknowledges the many comforting expressions of sympathy extended at the time of our loved one's life. Special thanks to: Southwest Nursing and Rehabilitation, Magnolia Hospice, and the church family at Keystone Fellowship Church. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and they can be left at the funeral home. The family will be in Fort Worth and wish that any flowers be sent directly to the Keystone Fellowship Church. The family invites friends to leave a condolence or share a memory of Louie Sr. in the online guestbook at www.meltonkitchens.com.