Robert Alvin Hall
March 10, 1946-April 16, 2021
Robert Alvin Hall, also known as “Rob” or “Uncle Robert,” –but never “Alvin” a name that he did not like at all--was beloved by those who were privileged enough to know him well. And Robert knew how to return that love. If Robert cared for you then he was steadfastly devoted, as evidenced by the love and devotion he held for his mother throughout his life. He often spoke of “backing up” those he cared for…another way of saying that he was prepared to lend a hand with any work that might need to be done.
Robert was born in Rocky Mount and raised in Wilson, where he spent most of his life. That is except for a couple of days almost 40 years ago when he boarded a bus for Florida, where he got off the bus, remained for a couple of hours and then took a bus back to Wilson. Robert would never share details of the trip, but simply said he wanted to see Florida!
Although Robert often seemed mild in temperament, he was quite passionate over many things, among them his devotion to Christ and politics. He loved to discuss the news of the day and would get very worked up over it. But his pursuits were also very lighthearted as well. Robert enjoyed old westerns and would talk at length about old television programs such as Have Gun-Will Travel, Gunsmoke, and Wanted: Dead or Alive. But the entertainment he most enjoyed was Superman…the George Reeves series and the Christopher Reeve movies. Robert could, and would, talk for hours about the pros and cons of each actor’s costume and what elements he liked best. His lightheartedness and enthusiasm in these discussions was one of his most lovable traits.
Those who knew Robert saw his softer side surface when it came to animals. Relatives were told how he was clandestinely feeding stray cats from his balcony. Or how he purchased bread to feed birds. When he visited friends or family, he spent time playing with, or otherwise showing affection for, the household pets. His love of animals was undoubtedly part of his empathy for those he felt needed care or attention. Robert always pulled for the underdog!
Robert is preceded in death by all of his siblings; Mary Thedford Hall, George Hall, Harvey Hall, and Billy Wayne Hall, Sr.
Robert is survived by his nieces, nephews, and their families.
The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount. Pastor Allen Langley will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:125 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.
Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.