Herbert C. Hall, 64, of Erie, IL, died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, April 13th at the Erie United Methodist Church, Erie. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 PM on Wednesday at the Gibson – Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Burial will be in the Erie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Erie United Methodist Church, Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, or the United Service Organizations.
Herbert Clayton Hall was born September 18, 1952 in Sterling, Illinois, the son of Clayton H. and Betty J. (Domdey) Hall. He graduated from Morrison High School in 1970 and married Christine Anderson in Prophetstown in 1971. Herb started farming at the age of 16 and in 1970 joined his brother-in-law, Tom and father-in-law, Clarence Anderson and together they operated AHA Farms for several years. Upon retiring from farming, Herb became a police officer for Prophetstown and then Rock Falls. He also served on the area Tactical Police Force.
Herb was a member of the Erie United Methodist Church. He was active in the community having served on the Farm Bureau Board and Tampico School Board. He had also been a member of the Pork Producers, was a 4-H Leader, sold Wyffels Seed Corn and was a recipient of the Illinois Young Farmers Award.
His hobbies included deer hunting and target shooting. He was a member of the Tri County Gun Club. He also enjoyed teaching Concealed Carry classes. In addition he was an excellent carpenter and cabinet maker.
Herb is survived by his wife, Chris Hall, Erie; Mother, Betty Hall, Mesa, AZ; 3 children, Casey (Brandon) Stichter, Erie, Corrie (Galen) Searles, Medford, WI, Jacob (Ellina) Hall, Golden, CO; grandchildren, Erin and Abigail Stichter, Logan, Miles and Blaine Searles; and 2 sisters, Pam Houseman, Mesa, AZ, and Paula (Brent) Wynn, Milan, IL. He was preceded in death by his father, Clayton, and brother-in-law, Paul Houseman.