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John David Hall

June 10, 1987 — October 21, 2022

John David Hall

John David Hall died unexpectedly in Nashville, TN on October 21st, 2022, at the age of 35. He was born at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City on June 10, 1987, to Beth and Greg Hall. His early years were spent in Mesta Park, Oklahoma City, where he attended St. Luke's Methodist Church and played with next door neighbor friends, Stewart and Blaine Campbell. At the age of 4, John David moved to Edmond with his family where he attended St. Mary's Episcopal Pre School, Cross Timbers Elementary, Sequoyah Middle School and Edmond North High School. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Edmond. John David recounted wonderful childhood memories, playing Oak Tree golf course football with Chap and Kyle Leonard, brother Matthew, Logan Pardue and other neighborhood friends. He especially loved going to Grand Lake in the summers, never tiring of tubing on the "El Grande" with friends, cooking out and watching late night movies. Those were special times for him. He loved playing 3rd base on the Mariners baseball team with his dad as the coach. Wins and losses were celebrated at CiCi's Pizza on a regular basis.He was a diehard Sooner fan and loved Oklahoma Sooner Football. During the 2000 championship season, John David, his brother, Matthew, father, and grandfather attended every game except the Baylor game in Waco. This season of bonding provided an endless list of stories which were repeated at gatherings for years to come. His junior year of high school he transferred to McCallie Preparatory School in Chattanooga, TN where he discovered photography, public speaking and acting. Again, as was his nature, John David made lasting friends at McCallie. He would talk openly about the impact of McCallie and how the experience changed the direction of his life. During his McCallie years, he met Maggie, Chapin, Carter and Forde Kay, a special family that impacted his life. He later married the beautiful Maggie Kay in 2019. Upon graduation from McCallie, he attended the University of Oklahoma where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and earned a BS in petroleum Engineering in 2011. During college he worked at numerous restaurants and developed a love of food and cooking. After graduation he worked briefly in the oil industry and for the family oil business. He moved to Nashville where he worked for RMS Recruiting, a Moody's Analytic Company. John David loved his job and excelled in technical recruiting due to his outgoing personality and his engineering background. At the time of his death, he was preparing to move back to Oklahoma with his dog Steve to be closer to family. He loved his brother Matthew and nephews, Hayden and Noah and wanted to be part of their childhood. In the weeks prior to his death, John David had numerous conversations with his brother, Auntie Ann, cousin Catherine, Rachel, and Maggie regarding his return to Oklahoma. He was loved by so many. He was a bright light, passionate about life, always had a big smile, a great laugh and an "I love you" to close friends and family. John David was preceded in death by his grandmother Joan Goodall and grandfather Wayne Goodall, grandfather Jack Hall and grandmother Evelyn Hall. He is survived by his mother and father, Beth and Greg; brother, Matthew Hall; nephews, Hayden Hall and Noah Schertler all residing in Edmond; along with a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. He had a wide circle of Oaktree neighborhood friends, schoolmates, and fraternity brothers. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.Public viewing will be held on Friday and Saturday from 8:00am to 8:00pm with family present from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Smith and Kernke Funeral home. A service celebrating John David's life will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 2:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, OK with a reception to follow.
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Past Services

Family present from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Friday, October 28, 2022

Smith & Kernke Funeral Home (N. May)

14624 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, October 30, 2022

First Presbyterian Church of Edmond

1001 South Rankin Street, Edmond, OK 73034

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