Russell Donald Hall


Russell Donald Hall, 91, of Florence, Ore., passed away March 10, 2020.

He was born Jan. 12, 1929, in Wadena, Ind., to parents Charles and Lydia Hall.

He was married to Julia Burke for 30 years and had five boys.

Russ moved to Oregon in 1959. He worked as a logger and restaurant owner. He remarried in September 2018 to Sidney Wheeler.

Russ was an avid music lover. He was a member of a western band, called “The Western Drifters,” which played on KCBY.

He was also a member of the Old Time Fiddlers for many years.

Russ shared his passion for music with people by carving flutes to give as gifts. His music touched the hearts of many. He loved spending time fishing and learning about his Indian heritage.

He was very loving and was known for his great hugs and spirited laugh. He was a dedicated Christian and lover of God and now has eternal peace with his Lord & Savior.

He is preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, six brothers, his first wife, Julia; his son, Steven Hall; and grandson, Tommy Hall.

Russ is survived by his wife, Sidney Wheeler; his sons and their wives: Doyle and Cathy Hall, Russell and Barbara Hall; sons, Jim Hall and Bernie Hall; 12 grandkids, 28 great-grandkids and seven great-great-grandkids.

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