|Birth: ||May 3, 1955|
|Death: ||Jan. 31, 2004|
Jerry Michael "Mike" Hall, 48, died on Saturday, January 31, 2004 at Wesley Medical Center Wichita, Kansas. He was a middle school Life Science teacher for Derby Middle School (USD 260) for 23 years. Jerry was born May 3, 1955, the son of Jerry and Ann (Shank) Hall. On April 16, 1983, he married Sheryl Richardson in Rose Hill, Kansas. He was a member of the Rose Hill Friends Church, where he was active with the Discovery Kids, taught 2-4 year old Sunday School Class and Church Drama Team. He was involved in the Derby Middle School Student Council (STUCO): Boy Scouts Troop #699; White Feather Ceremony Team; KA-DI-DA-CA (Kansas Diabetes Day Camp) that was held at Spring Haven in Andover, Kansas; past Director of Diabetes "Camp Discovery" Camps; and participated in Derby Middle School Spring and Fall Musical. He also participated in the Derby Middle School "Bulldoggers" Drama group each year. Survivors include: wife, Sheryl Hall, son, Brent Hall,daughter, Mindi Hall, and parents, Jerry and Dorothie Hall of Tucson, Arizona, brother, John Hall of Oklahoma City,Oklahoma.He is preceded in death by his brother, Roy Eugene Hall. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at the Smith Mortuary, Derby, Kansas. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at the Derby Friends Church in Derby, Kansas. 11 a.m. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at between 4-4:30 p.m. in the Derby Middle School Auditorium for students, faculty and friends. Memorials were established with Rose Hill Friends Church and the American Diabetes Association, Rose Hill Kansas.
Remember him with a smile,
Or remember him not at all.
This, I believe, would be the wish
Of Jerry Michael Hall.
Remember him in Hawaiian garb
Complete with hula skirt.
Remember his pair of purple shorts
And his matching purple shirt.
Remember him as a clown,
A king, cheerleader,singer, actor.
Remember every song and skit
In which he was a major factor.
Remember him as a teacher
Who showed us, oh, so well
That science could be as wondrous
As walking in a cell.
Remember the Stuco sponsor
Who enhanced all celebrations
And dances in the cafeteria
With elaborate decorations.
Remember him for his woodwork,
Proudly owned by some,
That will brighten future holidays
For decades yet to come.
Remember him as a man who spoke
Whenever he thought himself right,
Not around the corner or behind a back,
But face to face in plain sight.
Remember the loud, infectious laugh,
The enthusiastic shouts.
Remember his work with diabetic kids
And the years well spent with Scouts.
Remember, too, the family man,
Wife Sheryl, Daughter Mindi, Son Brent.
They know who their Guardian Angel is.
They know he's Heaven sent.
There are sure to be dedications,
A plaque upon the wall.
But remember Jerry with a smile,
Or remember him not at all.
Don Brigham, Friend and Colleague
Tuesday, February 3, 2004
For Derby Middle School Memorial Service
Held Wednesday, February 4, 2004, 4:00 PM in the Derby Middle School Auditorium.
Remembering and Honoring Jerry Hall (1955-2004)
DO NOT WEEP FOR ME
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there; I did not die.
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