Ohio “Hi” C. Hall, 86, was born in Ohio and raised in Georgia.
He joined the Georgia National Guard in 1941 and served in the U.S. Army through all of World War II. He served in the Pacific area and made the invasion of Okinawa in 1945.
He then went to California and married his wife of 62 years. They lived in Long Beach, Calif., where he owned his own grocery store and worked for Smart and Final Wholesale Grocers.
He was recalled into the Army for the Korean War in 1951, spent 25 years in the Army and retired as a full colonel. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and was stationed in many states as well as Germany and Okinawa.
When he retired from the Army, he worked as a field underwriter for New York Life Insurance Company.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Hall; 23 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Burial with full military honors will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
The family requests memorial donations be made to your favorite charity.
Arrangements are by Pine Rest Funeral Home Inc., Foley.