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John Hall

John R. Hall

Monday, July 24th, 1933 - Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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John R. “Bob” Hall, 87

John R. “Bob” Hall, 87 of Ashland passed away late Thursday evening, August 27, 2020 on to his Lord and Savior.

He was born in Ashland on July 24, 1933 the son of the late Lester and Elizabeth (nee Hoag) Hall.
John was a life-long native of Ashland County.

He married the former Dianna Gerwig at Rev. C.L. Kern’s home on October 1, 1966. Together they had two children, Stephen (Marnie) Hall of Oceanside, California and Amy (Scott) Burns of rural Ashland, their children are Maya and Levi Hall, and Micah Burns.

In addition to his parents John is preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie.

John graduated from Ashland High School in 1951 and joined the U.S. Coast Guard. He worked some years with the Standard Oil Company and then the Ashland Fire Department in 1960. He graduated from Open Bible College in 1991 and was ordained. He transferred his ordination to the Evangelical Free Church and served many years as an Adult Teacher.

He retired as Assistant Fire Chief after more than 27 years of service. He continued as chaplain for the department for many years following his retirement. Throughout his careers, he was always seeking to be a friend along the way whatever job he held.

An interment service will be held, Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ashland Cemetery with Pastor Ron Graves officiating at the Fireman’s Memorial just past the front gates. The Ashland Veteran’s Honor Guard will conduct military honors. The service will be available via Facebook Live from the funeral homes page. In the interest of those attending, you are welcome to bring your own comfortable chair for the service. The family will take time to visit with guest following the ceremony.

“Friend, remember, as you pass by, as you are now so once was I, as I am now, you soon, must be…so trust in Christ, and follow me.”

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1021 Dauch Drive, Ashland Ohio 44805.

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Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home & Crematory is handling arrangements.
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  • Interment Service

    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 11:00am
    Ashland Cemetery
    523 West Main Street
    Ashland, Ohio 44805
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    Pastor Ron Graves


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Susan Earl

Posted at 12:08am
I am so sorry Dianna for your loss. You took great care of him making / helping John with his final wishes. I am so honored to say I was a part of helping Mr. Hall in some of his final days. Much love to you all.

Stephen Wolf

Posted at 05:36pm
So sorry for your loss. John was a wonderful friend & mentor. His Sunday classes were always well taught and his occasional guest sermons in the Ashland Times-Gazette were always outstanding. He was a gifted writer. We will all look forward to seeing him again according to the Lords Promises.

Rosalee (Foss) Melugin

Posted at 09:26am
My love to each of you and your families. You are forever in my heart.
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Jeff Dziak

Posted at 09:47am
What a privilege to have known John and call him a friend! He was a GREAT Sunday school teacher, always patient and willing to listen. A rare quality! Don't know that I've ever met a finer gentleman.

Melanie Workman

Posted at 06:46am
So sorry Steve and Amy, I remember your Dad was always such a kind and gentle man...I loved his laugh. So comforting to know that we will see him again...praying for God's peace for you and your families.
Melanie and Billy Workman

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