Allen W. Hall III, 85

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 10:30am

Allen W. Hall III, aged 85, passed away on Oct. 16,  2015, at the South Kingstown Nursing Home. He was born on Block Island on Nov. 2, 1929. He was predeceased by his brother Silas Hall and his sister Gwendolyn Kangiser. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara J. Dodge; his eight children, Georgia McKellips, Gail Kimball, Gayanne DuPont, Gary A. Hall, Geoffrey S. Hall, Gloria Daubert, Glen W. Hall, Gene A. Hall, his eleven grandchildren; Danielle Rose Bates, Norris Hall, Nail McKellips, Garrett Hall, Jesse Daubert, Jaixen Hall, Charlotte Hall, Kiley Hall, Griffen Hall, Nora Hall, Wyatt Hall; and his three great grandchildren; Gaelen Hall, Kayla McKellips, and Skyler Bates.

Allen grew up fishing the waters of Block Island with his father and grandfather. He married the love of his life after high school in 1950. He served in the Navy from 1950 to 1954, and returned to Block Island to raise his family. He was a member and former commander of the Block Island American Legion Post 36 for many years. He loved Block Island and his family and will be dearly missed.

A graveside service was held on Mon., Oct. 19, at the Block Island Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Tony Pappas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the B.I. Medical Center, B.I. Rescue Squad, or the B.I. Volunteer Fire Dept.