William Brent Hall
William Brent Hall
  • December 21, 1947 - July 24, 2017
  • Ashland, Virginia

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William Brent Hall, 69, of Ashland, VA, passed away on July 24, 2017. Brent grew up in Winston-Salem, NC, graduating from R.J. Reynolds High School in 1966 and from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, TN in 1970. Following graduation he moved to Northern Virginia and began working at the U.S. General Accountability Office in Washington, DC retiring in 2007. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1970-1972. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Lee "Tink" Hall. Brent is survived by his wife, Nora Ann Hall of Ashland; daughter, Brittany Haun (David) of Lexington Park, MD; granddaughter, Charlotte Haun; mother, Barbara "Bobbie" Hall of Winston-Salem, NC; sisters, Pamela Pogue (Tom) of Winston-Salem, NC, Melissa Aldridge (Gary) of New Bern, NC, Bridget Cella (Stephen) of New Bern, NC, and Barbara Gordon (Greg) of Wellesley, MA; brothers-in-law, Calvin Rains (Melinda) of Winston-Salem, NC, and Joe Rains (Debbie) of Lynchburg, VA; and many nieces and nephews. Brent was a long time member of Manassas Baptist Church where he served on many committees and was an elder and deacon. He more recently attended First Baptist Church Ashland. Even though Brent lost his ability to speak after his first stroke in 2012, he continued to enjoy time with family and friends, travel extensively, play golf and bridge, and participate in his church. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church Ashland, 800 Thompson Street, Ashland, VA 23005, where the family will receive friends an hour and a half prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the RVA Aphasia Group at 7475 Hill Drive, Richmond, VA 23225. Online condolences may be registered at www.nelsenashland.com.