Obituary for Wendell Hall Sr.
Wendell H. Hall, Sr.
A graduate of Louisiana College and L.S.U., Hall dedicated his life to the education of children and was deeply devoted to the West Feliciana school system. After serving as principal, he was appointed superintendent of West Feliciana Schools from 1969-1989 and successfully navigated the parish through very difficult and lean times to lay the groundwork for what would become a top school district in the state. In addition to his work in the parish, his generous service benefited state education through his many efforts in state and national school associations. His devotion to the parish was felt throughout the community because of his service and efforts on many boards and organizations. A truly humble man, even his family was often surprised to read of an accomplishment in the newspaper that he had forgotten to mention.
Born in Newton, TX, on 2/18/1927, he served in WWII in the U. S. Navy before attending La. College where he met and married his beloved Rachel. He also served as Educational Officer in the USAF stationed at England AFB in Alexandria, as well as a commissioned officer in the US Army Reserve until 1958.
He is survived by his children Wendell Jr., Shannon (Melissa), Amy Daigle (Carl), and seven grandchildren: Catherine Wilson, Barrett Hall, Madelyn Murgas, Andrew Hall, Blaine Daigle, Caitlyn Blank, and Karly Ann Daigle, as well as three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father, W. H. (Humpy) Hall, and his cherished wife Rachel. Visitation at First Baptist Church St. Francisville 12/7/17 from 5-7pm, and again from 9-10am preceding service at 10am 12/8/17. Internment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, St. Francisville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, PO Box 4196, Monroe, LA 71211.