Phyllip A. Hall, age 75, passed away Monday afternoon, December 28, 2015 in a Boise Care Center surrounded and supported by his loving family. Phil was always pleased and happy to see friends and family, and had a steady group of friends who came daily to visit or simply watch over him. Throughout his long and fateful journey, he never lost patience, never lost his pleasant nature, never lost his hope for a better tomorrow. He appreciated and was grateful for each and every person who entered his room.
Phil was born March 1940 in Boise Idaho and attended Boise High School. He joined the Air National Guard of Idaho and then the Air Force Reserves, but the unit was disbanded and he was Honorably Discharged in November 1963. He worked for Gem Meat Packing Co as a route driver-salesman traveling into Oregon and Idaho retiring in 2005.
Phil spent 28 years as a bachelor until friends asked him to take Cathy on her first motorcycle ride. They rode as friends throughout the summer, then had their “first date” that fall, becoming inseparable from that moment on. Phil and Cathy married a little more than a year later in March 2002 in Las Vegas.
Phil was a regular at local race tracks and loved traveling with his sister and her husband to Northwest Winged Sprint events and Nascar races, stopping into the casinos, always hoping for the “big one”. He enjoyed RVing with friends, four wheeling, and joining friends for a great motorcycle ride. Many vacations were taken on the motorcycle along the Oregon coast with Cathy and their friends.
Phil is survived by his wife, Cathy, son Kevin and Sissie Hall, daughter Candy and Allyn Reynolds, grandchildren Amanda Sonner, Cassie Tipton, Alysha Hall, Trevin Hall and three great grandchildren, his twin sister Phyllis and Bob Cossins , their three children and families, and older brother Bill Hall. He was preceded in death by his parents William McKinley and Alice Lucille Hall, and brothers Bobby and Ron Hall.
The family wishes to thank the staff, aides, and special nurses at Life Care Center of Boise for providing loving support to Phil and the family during his long ordeal. We always felt your caring arms around us.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 4, 2016 at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel with Burial following at Dry Creek Cemetery. A celebration reception is planned immediately afterwards at the Eagle Senior Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.