Harry C. Hall Jr., 87, of Brookings, passed away at home with his family by his side on June 8, 2019.

He was born on Aug. 28, 1931, in Leachville, Arkansas to parents Gladys Smith and Harry C. Hall Sr.

Harry grew up with his family in Arkansas. Their family farmed and logged trees with mule teams for a living. After high school, Harry married Mary Hollaway. Then soon after he was drafted into the Marines and served in the Korean War. After returning from the war they moved to Fortuna, California and Harry opened Fortuna Paint and Glass. In 1962, they welcomed much loved son Michael to their family.

In 1972, they moved to Brookings, where Harry partnered with Royce McNamara, they purchased Ostenburg’s and renamed it Brookings Paint and Floor, serving the area for many years.

Harry was a long time member of the Elks. He loved fishing and hunting and took his son Mike on every outdoor adventure possible. Riding motorcycles, trips to Shasta and Trinity lakes and hunting in the fall.

In 1981, Harry and Mary divorced. Later he met and fell in love with and married June Hicks. Harry and June had many wonderful years together. They loved going fishing and traveling across the states. Harry retired in 2000. After he retired Harry and longtime friend Leroy Blodgett purchased the “Yellowfin” to fish on the ocean. They shared many adventures fishing for salmon and tuna. They enjoyed participating in the Slamin’ Salmon Fishing Derby many times.

Harry is survived by his wife June, son Michael and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Celebration to remember Harry is planned at the Elks Lodge on June 30 from 2-6 p.m. All who would like to attend are welcomed.

— Submitted by the family


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