Richard Dean Hall

Richard Dean Hall was born April 6, 1951, and chose October 12, 2021, to make his journey into West Heaven and reunite with his loved ones. Ricky was born to Cyril and Margie Hall in Texas City, Texas, and raised in La Marque, Texas. He is a proud member of the 69’ers, La Marque High School graduating class of 1969. After high school, he and a friend opened Mom’s Applepie, the first hippie shop in La Marque. He attended the University of Texas in Austin, where he studied mathematics and journalism before deciding that college was not the route for him. Later he went on to bigger and better things and became the co-owner of Taco Island located in Texas City. He spent many years traveling around being a jack of all trades to provide for his family. He was given an opportunity to work for Union Carbide where he spent the next 15 years working as a Process Operator and spent his time with his family and playing softball. Once his kids were out of high school, he retired from Union Carbide and spent his time traveling with his wife Kathy, playing cards with friends, witnessing grandchildren being born, and making several lifetimes worth of memories. After 20 years of retirement, he decided to re-enter the workforce and became a Water Inspector for the City of Houston working for Atser. In August 2021, he was diagnosed with stage four Pancreatic Cancer and put up one hell of a fight, but ultimately lost that final battle.

Rick was a stranger to no one, a friend to many. He believed little league baseball was the last innocent time of a bygone era. He lived his life without regret or apologies and with admiration for great figures such as Homer Simpson and The Blues Brothers (He was always on a ‘Mission from God’).  He could tell a life story that would make you laugh so hard you would cry and never had to embellish a moment. His children and grandchildren will remember him for teaching them lifelong lessons, such as:

“You don’t feel guilty unless you have something to feel guilty about.”

“You just have to play the game.”

“Live by the golden rule…don’t get caught.”

Rick is preceded in death by his father Cyril Hall, brother Michael Hall, mother Margie Beitler, beloved son Derek Hall and K9 buddy Cujo.

He is survived by his amazing family:  loving wife of 44 years Kathy Hall; daughter Tiffany and husband Nathan Lee, daughter-in-law Ryan Hall; five beautiful grandchildren: Blaine Hall, Calysta Lee, Sydney Lee, Hannah Hall, and Cameron Hall; his sister Debbie Chapa; and his friends from many walks of life.

“In the end, it is all about family and friends.” – Richard Hall

The family looks forward to some amazing stories at Rick’s Celebration of Life held on Friday, October 22, 2021 starting at 5 pm at The Crowder Fish Camp, 8911 Paula Ln, Dickinson, TX 77593.

5 comments

  1. Rest in comfort and peace dear cousin. I cherish our childhood memories and will love you always.
    Our condolences and love to all family and friends.

    Cindy Cox
  2. Ricky Hall was my cousin. We share a large family of cousins. Rick’s Dad Cyril was brother to my Mum IsabelThere were 14 children in the family, Cyril was No.6, and my Mum No.1. All born in Australia. Rick and I were privileged to be part of 50 first cousins of this family. I knew ‘of’ Rick, Michael and Debbie (in the USA ) while I was growing up in Australia, our Grandma always had all the photos up on her wall. I recall a Christmas photo of Michael, Rick and Deb with Santa at pride of place in Grandma’s house.
    Rick’s Dad Cyril was a Chief Engineer in the Merchant Marine and I married a British man in the British Merchant Marine. I was lucky to travel with my husband all over the world and we left his ship in Beaumont Texas to travel home. We were able to stay some days in the USA and we went to stay a few days with Debbie. Ricky and Kathy came to visit with us and it was an immediate family togetherness. We all had such a wonderful time – the distance of Australia – America – Britain became family togetherness.
    Sadly Rick’s Dad Cyril was killed in a motor accident along with his sister Marguerite in Australia. It is with great sadness that we learn of Rick’s passing, but we remember him with fun and laughter, we send our love and condolences to all his family and friends who will miss his sense of fun. you are all in our thoughts and prayers. With love, affection and sympathy, Elaine & Peter

    Elaine Crabtree
  3. Our very sincere sympathy.

    Dr. Keith & Diane Bellamy
  4. Well, there’s not enough space here to say what I want about my ol friend Ricky. He was insanely sane, hilarious, deep, loving and a one man variety show. You could count on him. His life was full of HARD knocks, which he was always able to get right back up from, except for this one. You NEVER even imagined that he would leave this world, so this was such a shock. We just have to remember his lessons (we might not want to live by them, but they’re fun to remember)! I have SOOO MANY STORIES like the time at my wedding when he tried to saw off my wedding ring with a butter knife! Or our many camping trips that were SOOOO AMAZING. I miss you already my friend and will meet you on West Heaven St.

    Paula Zielin
  5. Ricky was one of the best people I’ve ever known. He loved everybody. The 69ers will miss him forever. Rest in peace my friend.

    Connie

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