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Roger Lee Hall

February 20, 1938 — May 17, 2024

Guardian

Roger Lee Hall of Guardian, West Virginia passed away peacefully at his home in Guardian surrounded by his family on Friday, May 17, 2024. Roger, the son and fourth child of the late Walter and Velvie (Carpenter) Hall, was born in Guardian on February 20, 1938. Roger spent his childhood in Webster County and enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his true love was baseball and played on the Webster Springs High School team.  After high school, Roger attended Glenville State College where he continued to play baseball for the Pioneers. Throwing an impressive fast ball, he was scouted by both the then Milwaukee Braves and Pittsburgh Pirate farm teams. Roger's love for the game spanned an era from listening to Major League Baseball on the radio to attending a World Series game in 2019.

Always a dedicated worker, Roger spent his summers working in Charleston, West Virginia where he resided after school and worked for Union Carbide; he also returned to Webster and taught school at Lower Lick Run for one year.   Later he moved to Virginia and worked for Ammann and Whitney during the construction of Washington's Dulles International Airport, Safeway Food Stores, and as a baggage handler for Eastern Airlines. Roger used these employment opportunities to finance his pursuit of becoming an Airline Pilot. After obtaining his pilot certificates, Roger initially flight instructed for the late State Senator Colgan's flight school and was eventually hired by Allegheny Airlines in April 1966, Allegheny Airlines later became US Airways. During his time at US Airways, Roger served his fellow pilots for the Air Line Pilots Association as the Captain Representative and Local Executive Chairman in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also served at the National level for ALPA.  Roger was passionate about flying, often saying that he loved every day at work and never had a bad trip. From humble beginnings to walking the streets of Rome, he would remark that it was really a dream come true. Roger retired from US Airways in February of 1998 after nearly 32 years of employment. Roger's love for aviation extended into his family and he taught two of his sons and two nephews how to fly, currently his grandson Nicholas and granddaughter Kyla are pursuing an aviation career. He even fulfilled his lifetime dream of building a grass airstrip on his property in Guardian. When not flying he was an avid reader, mostly enjoying Westerns. Roger loved spending time with wife, children, grandchildren, his siblings and their families at home in the mountains of West Virginia. Being quite the prankster, he enjoyed loving teasing his nieces and nephews at any opportunity.

Roger was married for 46 years to Margaret "Terri" (Bugeja) Hall. Roger and Terri traveled the world together, from Europe to Australia. Whether by air or sea, they made the best of their adventures. Roger is survived by his wife, Terri, and five children, Roger 2nd (Bonnie), Walter 2nd, Mark, Shandi, and Ashley. Six Grandchildren, Roger 3rd, Nicholas, Kyla, Ayden, Kaileb, and Avery. His sisters Carolyn, Patricia, and Marlene. Roger was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Velvie, his daughter Debra, his two brothers Hollis and Raleigh, and sister Bernice.

Services will be on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 10:00 AM at the Dodd and Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs, West Virginia with Pastor Brandon Moll officiating.   Interment will be at the Levi M Hall, Jr. Cemetery in Guardian. Friends may join the family for visitation one hour prior to service time, from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be sent to the Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W., Charleston, 25387

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.doddreedfh.com.

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