Jewell William Hall, 91, of Granite City passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at The Fountains in Granite City.
Jewell was born Aug. 20, 1924, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., a son to the late Ralph and Janie (Madden) Hall. Jewell gave more than 21 years of service to Commonwealth Foundries as a core setter and later went on to work for American Steel until his retirement in 1982. Jewell was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City and loved to be outdoors fishing, hunting and camping. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.
He is survived by and will be missed by his sons, Jim and (Harriet) Hall of Lenzburg, Ill., Terry and (Barbara) Hall of Granite City, Joseph and (Cynthia) Hall of Granite City; brother, A.D. “Charles” Hall of Imboden, Ark.; sister, Murlene Blacksheare of Hot Springs, Ark.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Jewell was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Pauline (Crumpton) Hall, whom he married Sept. 10, 1941; and three daughters, Betty Lou, Pearlene and Earlene.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life, services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the funeral home with Pastor Jesse Tedder officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to the Carmi Children’s Home.