William Russell Hall, 96, of Farmingdale passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. He was a lifelong resident of Farmingdale. William worked for the Karagheusian Rug Mill in Freehold for 18 years and was a United States Army Veteran, serving in World War II. He also worked as a warehouse supervisor at the Laird & Company distillery in Colts Neck for 18 years, retiring in 1984. William was a member of the Farmingdale Fire Company for 70 years and a past chief in 1962. He was a member of the Farmingdale First Methodist Church and American Legion Post #54, Freehold.
William was predeceased by his parents, Chester and Eva Hall and his sister, June Fleming. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary L. Hall of Farmingdale; children, James H. Hall and his wife, Barbara of Wall and Leslie Dempsey and her husband, John of Wayside; step daughter, Linda Houseal and her husband, Robert of Brielle; grandchildren, Glenn, Steven, Douglas, John, William, Pia, Garett, and Alexa; and 9 great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 11:00 AM funeral service at the funeral home on Thursday, August 2, 2018. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Farmingdale. For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made in William’s name to the Farmingdale Fire Company, 54 Main Street, Farmingdale, NJ 07727. For information, directions, or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.