Stewart Burton “Peatie” Hall, Jr., 86, husband of the late Carolyn Ann Hall and a lifelong resident of New Church, passed away peacefully on December 19, 2017 with his family by his side.

Born on August 22, 1931, he was the son of the late Mary W. (Thornton) Hall and Stewart B. Hall, Sr. He graduated from Atlantic High School and was a proud member of the class of 1950. He enjoyed playing football while a student and received the Ruritan’s Sportsmanship Award for outstanding player during his senior year.

Stewart served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, with the 5th Air Force during the Korean War. He was later stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. He earned the rank of Sergeant/Airman First Class and was up for another promotion when he received word from his commanding officer that Stewart, Sr. had suffered a heart attack. Stewart was granted an immediate honorable discharge to return home to care for his father and the family farm.

He married Ann (Mears) Hall, who would be his wife for 62 years, just six weeks after being discharged. He later went to work for Bloxom Auto Supply, where he retired after 42 years of service. He also operated a bicycle shop for many years and tended a vegetable and berry garden that often approached an acre in size. An avid outdoorsman for most of his life, he particularly enjoyed deer hunting, flounder fishing and clamming. He was a member of Berea United Methodist Church for 62 years. He was also a longtime member of the American Legion.

Peatie is survived by his daughter, Debra S. Lewis and husband, Gary; a son, Stewart Michael Hall and wife, Kathleen; grandchildren, Garrett Lewis, Hunter Lewis, Morgan Hall, and Erin Hall; and many nieces and nephews.

Other than his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Hall and brother, William B. Hall.

A funeral service will be conducted Friday, December 22nd at 2:00 PM from the Atlantic United Methodist Church with Rev. Arum Kim officiating. Interment will follow in the Downings Cemetery in Oak Hall.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-8 PM at the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley, VA.

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