Charles “Chuck” Douglas Hall, Jr. husband, father, and all-around good guy, was born in La Porte, Indiana, on December 4th, 1943. He has left this world suddenly on October 12th, 2021, in San Tan Valley, Arizona, at the age of 77.
He joined the US Navy as a submariner immediately after graduating from high school in San Jacinto in June 1962, retiring after 22 years of service to his country as a Chief Petty Officer (YN). The Navy delivered on their recruiting slogan, “Join the Navy and see the world.” He saw places as varied as the Bering Sea, the Persian Gulf, the South China Sea and the China Lake Naval Weapons Station in Ridgecrest. He was stationed on both the east and west coasts of the United States.
He married Sandra Gordon on April 2nd, 1967, and was married to her for 54 years. He was preceded in death by their daughter Sandra Michelle (at age 7). He is survived by two brothers, Mike Southe and Bruce McLaughlin, his wife Sandra, and their two daughters, Virginia Stockwell and Christine Reich.
Chuck and Sandra made their home in Ridgecrest for 32 years, where they owned two businesses, both called The Hall Closet. The sports trading card business opened in 1994, and ten years later, the scrapbook store was established. While in Ridgecrest, Chuck was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also managed to get some fishing done at Lake Isabella and the Kern River.
He faced his recent health struggles with courage and dry humor. He even joked about the loss of his leg and vision to complications with diabetes. After the loss of his sight, he managed to “read” 1,500 audiobooks.
He will be honored at memorial services in December 2021 at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California.