Archie Amos Hall – October 25, 1926/May 31, 2015

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hallArchie Hall, of Cedar Hill, Texas, peacefully transitioned to be with his Lord and Savior, May 31, 2015. Archie is survived by his son, Keith Hall; daughter in-law, Claudia Hall; daughters, Larkin Day and Leslie Rail; his brother Jack; grandchildren, Pepper Hall Reddish, Brooke Hall and Justin Pruitt, who blessed him with six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Archie was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Nellie, grandson Justin Pruitt, brother Clarence Jr. and the love of his life Amanda McFarland Hall.

As a young man, Arch served his country as a Military Policeman in the United States Army. During his enlistment, he earned a Good Conduct Medal, an American Theatre Ribbon and a World War II Victory Ribbon. Arch was a mechanical engineer and worked for both Vought Aircraft in Grand Prairie and Boeing in Seattle.

Arch bought property in Cedar Hill in 1947 and built his first home there in 1950. In 1972, he and his wife Amanda built their home on Belt Line overlooking the valley of what is now Joe Pool Lake where they entertained friends and family for years.

Foreseeing the enormous growth potential of Cedar Hill, Archie and Amanda opened A & A Real Estate Services in 1983, through which many life long friendships were formed. In 1984, they bought a building in old downtown Cedar Hill to house their rapidly growing business. After Amanda’s passing in 2009, Arch sold the business to a long-time friend and realtor who still operates it today.

During a life he loved living in Cedar Hill, Arch’s civic activities help form the city as it is today. He served as Mayor from 1983 to 1985, and he was a long-time member of the Chamber of Commerce and served as its president in 1977. He was chairman of the Comprehensive Plan Committee in 1976, and was chairman of the Planning and Zoning Committee.

Always an advocate for the growth of Cedar Hill, Arch was instrumental in securing state funding to complete Highway 67 in the 1970s. His convincing arguments on behalf of the citizens of Cedar Hill helped prevent Dallas County from using the valley as landfill, and he helped bring alcohol sales to the city thereby ensuring Cedar Hill became a thriving center for dining and shopping.

Arch was a member of the Lions Club, and was a lifetime member and Past Master of Cedar Hill Masonic Lodge No. 1380. Archie was an active member in the First United Methodist Church in Cedar Hill.

A man of quiet strength, Arch loved his family deeply. He loved spending time with (and spoiling) his grandchildren and especially his great-granddaughter Victoria whom he frequently took shopping for dolls and clothes.

Arch was an avid supporter of local business, and could often be found dining at Burgers & More or Plato Loco… or virtually any tasty buffet. Family gatherings were a favorite where he could always be counted on to have a little bit of everything and then a little bit more.

Despite this love of good food, Arch was always fit and trim. He was a man of impeccable manners, refined grooming, and was quite a snappy dresser. He was, indeed, a gentleman in all ways.

He lived the last few years near his son Keith and daughter-in-law, Claudia, in Corinth, Texas, where he spent countless hours enjoying their company and keeping their dogs well-loved.

jaynesArchie will be missed by hundreds of friends, family, co-workers, and all the other people whose lives he touched in so many ways.

Visitation is 7-9 pm Thursday, June 4 at Jaynes Memorial Chapel. Funeral is Friday June 5 at 12:00, First United Methodist Church in Cedar Hill with interment following at 2:00pm at the DFW National Cemetery.