Born in McDowell, on Feb. 1, 1933, to the late Delver and Thelma Hopkins Hall, Mr. Hall was a graduate of McDowell High School.
Following high school, Mr. Hall attended Morehead State College in Morehead, where he met his future wife, Eloise Allen, whom he married and with whom he established their home in Hueysville.
After receiving his AB degree from M.S.C., he taught one year at McDowell High School before being drafted into the armed service. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-57 as a financial officer. After returning from the armed service and teaching three years at McDowell, he resumed his educational career. He received a MA degree from M.S.U, and specialized in library science at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. He then embarked on a lifelong, dedicated and enjoyable career of providing library services to the library community in Eastern Kentucky. He was associated with the Floyd County Public Library for 50 years. As Regional Librarian, with the Department for Libraries and Archives, his office was located in the Floyd County Public Library. After retiring from the Kentucky Dept. for Libraries and Archives he was director of the Floyd County Public Library.
On Dec. 15, 2010, a surprise celebration hosted by F.C.P.L Trustees and Staff honored Mr. Hall for his 50 years of library service to Kentucky libraries, including 28 years with KDLA as Regional Director for Eastern Kentucky and 22 years as the Director of the Floyd County Library. A large number of state and local officials, members of the library community, family and friends attended. Mr. Hall was presented with numerous honors and citations and the ultimate honor of having the Floyd County Judge Executive declare it “Homer L. Hall Day” in Floyd County and the Mayor of Prestonsburg declare it “Homer L. Hall Week” in Prestonsburg.
Previously, in 2005, Mr. Hall was honored with the dedication and naming of the Homer L. Hall Technology and Children’s Center at the Floyd County Public Library
Mr. Hall was of the Baptist faith. He was an ardent supporter of Kentucky Wildcats Basketball.
Mr. Hall is survived by his beloved wife, Eloise; a sister, Geraldine Ward; nieces, Doris Lawson, Cheryl Hall and Jerri Turner; and nephews, Alan Ward and Donald Daniels II.
Funeral services were held Monday in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin. Burial followed in Cooley Cemetery at Eastern.
Active pallbearers: Dan Collins, Carl Lafferty, Chris Kilgore, Randy Reno, Jack Mozena, Willis Newsome, Willis Hall, Larry Foster Jr., Barry Hopkins and Kenneth Barnett.
Honorary pallbearers: Edgille “Shag” Branham, Harold Cooley, David Wilder, Bill Jack Darby, Dr. Garland Godsey, Lowell Conley, Randell Sexton, Joseph Mullins, Bill Hughes, Don Amburgy, Dan Smith, Pete Grigsby Jr., Jack Jones, Richard Martin and Lee Collins.