Thomas Edison Hall, longtime Cushing resident, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2012 in the Linwood Village Nursing Home at the age of 92 years.

    The son of the late Timothy Tucker Hall and Naomi Owens Hall, Tom was born on October 12, 1919 in Tushka, Oklahoma. 

    He was united in marriage to Bobbie Ruth Warlick on October 16, 1947 in Cushing and to this union one son, Bob, was born.  She preceded him in death on March 1, 2003.

    From 1938 until 1941, Tom was co-owner and operator of T.T. Hall & Sons General Merchandise in Caney, OK, and from Dec. 1941 to December 1945 he trained and served as an aviation Matlesmith in the US Navy through out World War II, serving 22 months with Fleet Air Wing Seven in the European Theater.

    He was a member of the Oklahoma Highway patrol serving 16 years as a trooper, three years as 2nd Lt. in Oklahoma City, one year as Director of the Highway patrol Communication Division for the entire state.  Following his retirement from the Patrol, he was employed with Bray Lines serving as the fleet supervisor and manager of the safety and drive personnel.

    In 1983 he was elected State Representative from Payne County and served in the 39th. Legislature, serving on the budget and appropriations, public safety and Penal Agriculture and Industrial committee.

    Tom was a member of the First United Methodist Church; having served as chairman of administrative board; chairman of board of trustees, and teaching an adult Sunday School Class. He belonged to the Cushing Masonic Lodge; member of the York Rite and Scottish Rite; a member of the Lions Club, serving as secretary for many years; a member of the Chamber of Commerce; VFW and American legion; Oklahoma Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association; Oklahoma Highway Patrol Retired Members Association; Past member of the Oklahoma Safety Council and Oklahoma Motor Carriers Fleet Supervisors Organization.

    In March of 1960, he was awarded the outstanding citizenship award for the city of Cushing presented by the Cushing Lions Club.   

    In addition to his many local activities he was involved in, he enjoyed spending time raising and tending to his cattle.

    Survivors include one son, Bob Hall and his wife Karen of Woodland Hills, CA; one granddaughter, Jessie Hall of Woodland Hills, CA and other relatives and friends.

    A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 2 P.M. in the Fairlawn Cemetery.

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    Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.