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Leslie Marshall Hall Jr.

July 2, 1930 March 26, 2013
Leslie Marshall Hall Jr.
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Leslie Marshall Hall Jr. United States Navy (Korea), professor of History at Longwood University (1963-2000), died March 26, 2013 in Farmville, VA. Mr. Hall is survived by Janet, his wife of 56 years, sons; Jeffrey of Flagstaff, AZ and Jared of Fredericksburg, VA and grandsons Jonathan, Benjamin and Nicholas. Mr. Hall was born and raised in Portsmouth, VA. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in History from Duke University, with additional graduate study at the University of North Carolina. He and Janet settled in Farmville, VA in 1963, where they have lived since. He taught for 37 years at Longwood University in Farmville serving several years as Chair of the Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy, and retired in 2000. Mr. Hall’s life has ended, but his home brims with his spirit. There are gifts from students whose lives he touched, expressions of gratitude to a teacher of singular capability. Maritime paintings hang on the walls, created with care and skill as he developed his abilities as an accomplished watercolor artist. Effects from his days as a sailor, gardener, Cub Scout mentor, writer and other pursuits reveal the diverse interest to which he ably turned his attention. In his bedroom remains a capable personal computer, with which in his later years he developed substantial technical savvy and kept in touch with his scattered family. A careful thinker and astute observer, he brought quality to all the he did. We are diminished by his loss, but we who have known him-whether as a friend, colleague, teacher, husband or father-are magnified by his presence in our lives. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to either to the Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy at Longwood University, Farmville, VA or to the United States Navel Academy Foundation, Annapolis, MD. He remains a Navy man and Duke Blue Devil. May he find rest and eternal light at the port of no return, where ships may ride at anchor for a little space. A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 30, 2013 2:00PM Westview Cemetery at Farmville, VA.. Family will receive friends on Friday, March 29, 2013 7:00PM – 9:00PM at Puckett Funeral Home. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family.

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