Otis H. Hall, 73, of Taneyville, died Friday, February 17, 2017 at his residence. A
Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6:00 PM, Thursday, February 23 in the
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be private.
Otis Howard Hall was born March 12, 1943 in Ava, MO to Edmon O. and Mayme E.
(Heckman) Hall. Otis attended school in Cedar Creek for a while and began working in
the logging industry until he was drafted into the U. S. Army in 1964. He served in
Vietnam with the 54th HDQ Ordinance Company and received the Vietnam Service
Medal and Expert Rifle Badge, M-14. He was honorably discharged in 1966. Following his
discharge, he moved to Cantrell, IA where he married Dolores Meade on August 20,
1966 in Stockport, IA. The couple moved to Granger, MO and various other places in
Northeast MO. In 1972 they moved to Forsyth and later to Taneyville. Otis worked as a
heavy equipment operator for thirty-one years. Part of that time he worked for the
Taney County Road and Bridge Department. He retired in 2015.
Otis was a hard worker and good provider for his family and was friendly to all.. He was
soft-spoken, easy going, generous with friends and family and thoroughly enjoyed
spoiling his grandchildren. He relaxed by fishing, hunting and working in his garden. He
also enjoyed Classic Country music especially Merle Haggard.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores of Taneyville; a son Edmond Hall and wife, Lori of
Cedar Creek; a daughter, Rhonda Rayle and husband, Jim of Nixa, MO; a brother, Kenny
Hall of Kissee Mills; three sisters, Norene Berry of Norwich, KS, Ruth Tilley of Kissee
Mills, Linda Rinehart and husband, Gary of Kissee Mills; three grandchildren, Sabrina
Martin and husband, Taylor, Gus Hall and wife, Elizabeth and Avery Rayle and many
nieces, nephews and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; six brother, Owen, Shorty, Gene, Doyle Ray,
Larry, and Roy Dean.
Memorials in memory of Otis Hall may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital: 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home,
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home
15945 U.S. Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO. 65653
"There is a Difference"
Mr. Otis H. Hall
March 12, 1943 - February 17, 2017