Age 73 of Custer Park, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, August 15, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.
Born October 28, 1947 in Morris, Ricky Lee was a son of Duain “Fat” and Lois (nee Finch) Hall. He was raised in Braceville and graduated from Gardner South Wilmington High School with the Class of 1966. On July 29, 1972, he married Pamela Jane Brown at the Custer Park Baptist Church.
Rick grew up working on the farm with his dad and continued to actively farm for his entire life. He also worked in home remodeling and began his own business, Hardwood Floors by Hall, in 1972 which he still owned and operated. As a man that found great purpose in serving others, Rick served his community well. He started as a volunteer with the Custer Park Fire Department, and later completed his EMT certification and would go on to serve as the Fire Chief for many years. He also served Custer Township as the Highway Commissioner for over 20 years.
Rick was a born again Christian, currently attending Main Street Baptist Church in Braidwood, and was an active member of the Custer Park Baptist Church for over 50 years. He devoted his life to serving the Lord through the church and founded the youth group at Custer Park Baptist Church. Rick helped mentor countless children and young adults, demonstrating the importance of community and helping those less fortunate then themselves.
When Rick wasn’t working or helping at the church, he took pleasure in spending time outdoors at the Braidwood Recreation Club, or anywhere he could set up his camper and find a good fishing spot. As a young man, he loved to go roller skating and benefited from his parents owning the Paramount Skating Arena. More than anything, Rick loved spending time with his family. Though he was a busy man, he did his best to always put family first, and cherished spending time with his boys and his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Pam Hall of Custer Park, three sons: Eric (Michelle) Hall and Shawn Hall, both of Custer Park, and Ryan (Michelle) Hall of Essex; four grandchildren: Madalynn, Makayla, Hunter, and Scarlett; two sisters: Donna Buza of Braidwood and Debra (Frank) Halpin of South Wilmington; two brothers-in-law, and two sisters-in-law: Keith Weatherhead of Decatur, Kathy (Steve) Farrero of Coal City, and Denny (Debbie) Brown and Dee (Bud) Hainzinger, both of Morris, one aunt, Adeline Hall of Braidwood, many cousins and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Duain “Fat” Hall and Lois Hall, two sisters: Jean Leranger and Bonnie Weatherhead; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Dolores (Robert) Sjostrom, several aunts and uncles, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation and video tribute will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington from 11:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 3:00 p.m. Per Rick’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded following the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family for distribution to charities of their choosing.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Rick’s memorial page by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181 .