Robert Wayne Hall, Sr., of Fairfax, passed away on the morning of June 25, 2012 at 81 years of age. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28 at First Osage Baptist Church in Fairfax with interment at Fairfax Cemetery following. Services will be officiated by George Weston and Robert Glasgow. Friends and family are welcomed to a memorial dinner at First Osage Baptist Churchs fellowship hall following services.
Wayne was born in Fairfax, OK on November 24, 1929 to Edgar and Alma Lee Hall Pennick. A lifelong resident of Fairfax, he was raised west of town in the Doga Creek area before the family moved into town, where Wayne attended school. He began working for the Osage County Road Department in September of 1948, before being inducted into the United States Army in February of 1951. He attended motor maintenance training at Camp Chaffee, AR and track vehicle mechanic training at Fort Knox, KY before serving abroad in Korea from early 1952 to March 1953 as a truck driver in the 31st Field Artillery Battalion of the 7th Infantry Division. He then served in the Army National Guard at home from February 1954 to February of 1957. Upon returning from Korea, he resumed working for Osage County until retirement, serving briefly as a custodian at Fairfax Schools from 1973 to 1975. He married Gwendolyn Edwards on April 15, 1959, having one child, Robert Wayne Hall, Jr., on September 19, 1960. Wayne retired from the county in October of 1984. Upon retirement, Wayne used his time to do his favorite things: travel across the United States, spend time with family and friends, read Louis LAmour westerns, listen to country and gospel music, keep in touch with his Army buddies, play dominoes, and drink tea at Jumps Roller Inn Caf. Wayne was well known and loved in Fairfax and throughout the area, and was a loyal friend to dozens of community members. He was commended multiple times by Oklahomas governor for his commitment to serving his community and country, and was a lifelong member of First Osage Baptist Church in Fairfax.
He is survived by his son, Robert Wayne Hall, Jr. and wife Cathy Hall of Fairfax, one grandson, Clifton Lee Hall of Wichita, KS, as well as numerous cousins and extended family members he kept in close contact with. He is preceded in death by his father and mother. Memorial contributions can be made to First Osage Baptist Church, 236 S. Main St., Fairfax, OK 74637.