James Alton Hall, Sr. was born in Garrett, Texas on August 26, 1918 to Samuel Watts Hall and Ethel Louise Powledge Hall. He died in Garland, Texas on Monday, March 30, 2015 at the age of 96. Survived by wife of 71 years, Dorothea Hudson Hall; sons, James A. Hall, Jr. and Joe Michael Hall; 2 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and one sister. Graveside services and interment 9:30 AM on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the Lawnview section of Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas with Tim Gibbs, officiating. The family requests memorials be made to the Scottish Rite in lieu of flowers.