Ronald Joseph Hall, age 55, passed away peacefully in his sleep due to natural causes Monday January 7th, 2019. Ron was born on September 20th 1963 in the town of Iowa City, Iowa. He was adopted at the age of three. Ron’s loving parents Herman and Lora Hall eventually settled down in the small town of Rogersville, Missouri where Ron would attend school and make many friends throughout the years. It was during high school where Ron met a woman he couldn't live without, Kelly Rogers. Love struck, a match made in heaven, Ron and Kelly would eventually move to Springfield Missouri, get married, start an extremely successful business, and have two beautiful children Kaylee and Kevin Hall.
Ron was a good man, leaving a lasting impression on everyone he came in contact with. He was outgoing, funny, reliable, fair, and always there in a time of need. He was the kind of man that would give the shirt off his back to a stranger if it would help that person out in any way. Ron was also a very skilled cabinet maker. Owner of Hallmark Woodworks, Ron build custom cabinets for a number of clients. Due to his reputation and skilled work, Ron specialized in high end cabinet work for TV celebrities, Branson Actors, 5-star hotels, Churches, and many businesses. With work spanning from Springfield MO, all the way to Chicago IL, Ron was known as the best custom cabinet builder in the area. In 2000, Ron lost his wife to a long struggle with breast cancer. This crushed him more than any of us will ever be able to fathom, and as a result he shut down his business but his work lives on. Built sturdy, strong, unique, and with a personal touch that only Ron had. Much of his work can still be seen in many places to date.
After retiring his business, Ron still kept his creative talent and desire to put smiles on people’s faces so as a result he began drawing/building personalized art work for many people he came into contact with. His art work then began to get attention in ways he didn’t think was possible, he actually started having people he never met requesting that he design artwork for them in exchange for a more than reasonable amount of money. Excited, he never turned down an opportunity to get to know someone and design a personalized, one of a kind, piece of artwork that reflected their personality. His favorite part of making art for people was a combination of two things. First and foremost, was the smiles on people’s faces, this was his drive in life, making people smile. The second part was telling his friends and family that he couldn’t take their money. All he ever wanted in life was to make others happy.
He leaves behind both parents, Herman and Lora Hall; his son and daughter, Kevin and Kaylee Hall; four brothers, Mike Hall, Raymond Felton, Thomas Felton, and Tracy Felton; one sister, Darla Felton; two grandchildren, Eadric Hall and Kynlee Clift; a number of nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, and many many friends.
We will all miss Ron very much but we also ask that everyone can rejoice in the name of our Lord, smile, for Ron is now in a better place. He has been reunited with his match made in heaven, he is pain free, and is now able to bless all of us with his presents in spirit. Watching over us, protecting us, and although we may not realize it in the moment, he will find ways to make us all smile.
Visitation is Saturday, January 12th from 10 am to 11 am at the Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home at 500 E. Walnut St. Springfield, MO 65806.
There will be a graveside service that follows the visitation. The procession will be from the funeral home in Springfield to Holland Cemetery, located 17 miles southeast in Rogersville, MO.
Services will be officiated by Reverend Alvin Blackard.