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Dave Hall, 72

Boasting smoking three packs a day for nearly 60 years, most said cancer would get him, but as he always told them, they were wrong. On Monday, October 10th, 2022, Dave Hall passed away following an extended illness with dementia.

Mr. Hall was born May 7, 1950, in Swainsboro to Allen Hall, Jr. and Alice Hayes Hall. He was preceded in death by his parents. As a boy, Dave was raised on the farm, working in chicken houses and harvesting crops, steadily looking for a way out of it and seeking any opportunity to leave home. He travelled far and wide, living in different parts of the state, but would find that home wasn’t so bad and returned to his homeplace where he lived the remainder of his life.

Over the years, Dave worked several different jobs. He experienced careers in law enforcement, truck driving, logging, and scale operator, until back and neck problems forced him out of work altogether. Following in the footsteps of his father before him, he looked forward to picking up pecans every year for Christmas money. Wealth and fame were never in the stars for Dave, but he always understood the value and importance of friendship. He knew most everyone and had somehow worked with all of them. Dave’s riches were in the friendships and memories he shared with so many.

Dave enjoyed the company of several women. He maxed out his marriages allowable by law at five, yet courted several before, after, and during his marriages. In the end, he found contentment with a special girlfriend and a dog named “Boy”, and the last five years of his life were the only years not spent chasing women, except for pursuing the entire floor of nurses at Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home over the past year.

As his boys and many friends discovered over the years, he could fix anything that needed fixing, or at least had the tools for the job. All that was needed was a phone call or a ride up to the barn to find what was needed and Dave would be there willing and ready to offer his expertise to those that would listen.

Dave’s greatest pride and joy were his children. In his eyes, his boys could do no wrong. He was proud to have had sons and was even prouder to have grandchildren. He loved his children and grandchildren immensely and gifted them special names, rarely referring to them by their given names.

Dave is survived by three sons, Mitchell (Kristin) Hall, Mark (Shanda) Hall, and Charles (Mary) Radford, all of Swainsboro; grandchildren, Ashlyn, Brogen, and Easton Hall, Camden, Brooks, and Ivy Hall, Taylor and Trevor Radford, all of Swainsboro; special friend, Connie Newsome of Swainsboro; three brothers, Jerry (Paula) Hall of Twin City, Gene (Tina) Hall and Aaron Hall, both of Swainsboro; numerous nephews and nieces, cousins, branch kin, and lifelong friends who all loved him dearly.

Per his wishes, Dave won’t be having full services; he didn’t want to chance a preacher preaching a sermon about him. Instead, he wanted to just go “sunny side up”. In line with his wishes, the family will accept family and friends on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home.

The family asks you hold close your good memories of Dave and forgive those that were bad.

A special thanks is given to the staff of Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home and Pruitt Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed at

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements.

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