Born on October 17, 1935, in Knox County, Missouri, Forrest was the son of Tom and Carrie (Mitchell) Hall.
Forrest united in marriage with his childhood sweetheart, Wanda Lee Hudson, on February 5, 1956, in Novelty, Missouri. He grew up on a farm in Plevna, Missouri. He worked as an insurance salesman, a drywall carpenter, a miner at the Bevier Mine, owned and drove an 18 wheeler, and owned and managed a marina at Thomas Hill Lake. After retirement, he helped his wife manage the restaurant they opened together, The Apple Basket Café. Forrest enjoyed golfing, and never knew a stranger, but most of all; he loved his Lord and time spent with his family. His favorite phrase was, “I have a great family.” He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Wanda of the home; one brother, Eugene Hall (Chong Suk) of St. Louis, Missouri; one sister Jean Hawkins (Delbert) of Edina, Missouri; four children, Rick Hall (Beth) of Keytesville, Missouri, Trina Hall of Kansas City, Missouri, Merle Hall (Madeline) of Macon, Missouri, Jackie Albright (Randy) of Macon, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Ellen Walls Woodruff of Independence, Missouri; 12 grandchildren, Cory Lee Hall of Springfield, Missouri, Kimberly Kahn (Michael) of Brunswick, Missouri, Chad Hall of Columbia, Missouri, Cody Hall of Springfield, Missouri, Eric Wright (Nichole) of Kansas City, Missouri, Tyler Wright (Becca) of Kansas City, Missouri, Kasey Perry of Callao, Missouri, Kaitlyn Puskarich (Nick) of Sedalia, Missouri, Carrie Hall of Lexington, Missouri, Lindsey McWilliams (Cameron) of Warrensburg, Missouri, Nickolaus Walls of Independence, Missouri, Angelina Bottorff (Bryce) of Omaha, Nebraska; twelve great grandchildren, and several niece, nephews, and cousins.
Gone ahead of him to meet the Lord are his daughter and son-in-law, Sandi Jean and Jeff Walls; one grandson, Jared Randall Albright; his brother and sister-in-law Carol and Karen Hall, his in-laws, Robert and Mae Hudson, and his parents.
Funeral services were Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at the Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home in Macon with Pastor Rich Wills officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, north of Macon. Memorials are suggested to the Open Arms Baptist Church Building Fund.