HALL, Donald Clinton

Donald Clinton “Chug” Hall, 79, of Georgetown, passed away surrounded by his family, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, after a long illness. Born in Markham, TX, Oct. 24, 1933, Don grew up in the oil field community of Darst Field near Seguin. After attending Texas A&M and Southwest Texas (now Texas State) Universities, he began his career as a high school teacher in Monahans, then Van Horn. He also earned a Masters Degree by commuting to El Paso. Eventually he became a high school counselor at Round Rock High School. He and his wife, Joan, retired in 1981, and lived on their farm near Hutto until moving to a condo in Georgetown. During that time they also toured Texas, researching historical buildings. Don was the photographer for the resulting books. During his service in the Army, he was a medic, and while in Europe, he and his buddies took every opportunity to tour other countries. Don has always been known for having a joke to fit any occasion, as well as his loyalty to friends and family, especially his sons and daughter-and later his granddaughters. Children were drawn to him first by the tricks he would play, and as they grew older for his interest in what they were involved in. Friends and acquaintances also soon discovered his passion for sports-especially anything having to do with Texas A&M. To stay fit as an adult, Don did distance running until knee injuries stopped him. Then he took up bicycling as long as he could do that. Organic gardening was another avocation. He is survived by his: wife Joan; son David Hall of Austin with his wife Rindy Fox and their daughter Tobi; Don’s daughter Diane Klingbeil with her husband Ronny Klingbeil of Wylie, and their daughters: Ashley Gardner with husband Daniel of Houston; daughter Emily (of College Station); and Hailely (in high school); also Don’s brother Charles Hall of Austin with wife Faye. He is preceded in death by his stillborn twin, David; his son Douglas (killed in an accident at 17); and Don’s parents W.C. and Edna Hall. Don Hall’s family commend the nurses, staff, and Hospice Care of The Wesleyan at Scenic for the kind and loving care given to Don over the past year. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, well-wishers may donate to the American Cancer Society . The service will be held Sat., Jan. 26, 2 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 410 E. University Ave., Georgetown, Texas.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on January 25, 2013