Everett Earl “Cowboy” Hall Sr.

Published 5:29 pm Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Everett Earl “Cowboy” Hall, Sr., 89, of Groves, TX passed away April 7, 2020 at his home.

He was born on July 28, 1930 in Port Arthur, TX to William and Raiford Hardy Hall.

He owned and operated Cowboy Hall Service Station & Wrecker Service on Gulfway Drive (the Port Arthur drag!) for 34 years; he sold his business and retired in 1990.

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Always generous, Cowboy’s business was a gathering place for his brothers and friends; and provided jobs for many of his nephews throughout the years.

A veteran of the Korean War, he proudly served his country. Cowboy was also a lifelong area resident and a faithful member of Grace Baptist Church (formerly Central Baptist Church of Port Arthur).

He was a member of the Cosmopolitan Lodge 872, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite.

He was a Mason for 57 years and was a recipient of the Golden Trowel Award in 2012.

As one of sixteen children, Cowboy enjoyed being part of a large family.

His wife, Dolly, was truly the love of his life; together they treasured time at their Crystal Beach house with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Those left to cherish Cowboy’s memory are his wife, Dolly Reid Hall of Groves; son, Everett E. Hall, Jr., and wife Geraldine, of Austin, TX; daughter, Kim Hall Thompson, and husband David, of Boerne, TX; and son Kelly Hall, and wife Ann, of Brenham, TX.

Cowboy is also survived by his grandchildren, David Earl Hall, Garret Joseph Hall, and Kate Hall Vazquez, and husband, Gilbert, of Austin, TX; Christina Hall Eschete, and husband Carlton, of Pearland, TX; Billy Hall, and wife Kristin, of Brenham, TX; Lukas Hall Thompson of Austin, TX; Charly Thompson, and wife Kristin, of Houston, TX; great-grandchildren, Ember Joy Hall of Brenham, TX; Diego Vazquez, Mario Vazquez, and Elena Vazquez, of Austin, TX; Keira Neelahn Hall, of Johnson City, TX; Johnathan Alexander Hall, of Killeen, TX; Addison Schkade, Magnolia Thompson, and Scotty Thompson, of Houston, TX.

He is also survived by one sister, Bettye Nell Hall Becker of Winnie, TX; sisters-in-law, Jacqueline Pevoto Hall and Olive Hall, of Port Neches, TX, Frankie Hall of Groves, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cowboy was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Julian (Shu) Hall and wife, Marie, James (Yeager) Hall and wife, Lillie Mae, Robert (Bob) Hall and his wife, Aline, Charles Hall and wife, Earline, William (Bill) Hall and wife, Frances, Louis (Tony) Hall and his wife, Melba, Milton C. Hall, Sr., Harry Hall, Donald Hall, Jerry Hall,and
sisters Helen Hall Lumbley and husband, John, Francis Hall Middleton and husband, Ike, Margaret Hall Taylor Vucinovich and husband, Bob, Barbara Hall Garner and husband, Kenneth, brother-in-law Howard Becker, and brother-in-law Walter Reid and his wife, Dorothy.

With heightened health and safety practices due to the Coronavirus, precautionary measures are being taken.

A graveside service will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park, under the direction of Clayton-Thompson Funeral Home in Groves, TX with David Thompson officiating.

It will be limited to immediate family to maintain restricted attendance and social distancing.

The family will not be receiving visitors at this time due to the virus, but phone calls or cards would be appreciated.

Serving as pallbearers are Cowboy’s grandsons.

The family extends their appreciation to Cathy Gohlke, Adrienne Cooper, Amanda Okonkwo, Elizabeth Guidry, Felicia Jones, and Harbor Hospice who provided the best care and quality of life possible to the very end.

Friends wishing to make memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may send them to Samaritan’s Purse (www.samaritanspurse.org).

This organization currently brings doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel to people suffering from the Coronavirus.