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Lavin Leroy Hall
Lavin Leroy Hall was born January 31, 1951 in Beaver, Oklahoma to John Lavin and Alice Armeninda (Freeman) Hall. He graduated Forgan High School and was a roughneck in the oilfield. Leroy was preceded in death by his parents.
Leroy died in Wichita, Kansas on February 22, 2014.
He is survived by his son, Justin Hall of Forgan, Oklahoma; his daughters, Tamra Batey of Nashville, Tennessee and Kim Hardin of Beaver, Oklahoma; three brothers, Robert Hall of Augusta, Kansas, Terry Hall of Alva, Oklahoma, Alan Hall of Enid, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
To all of my family,
I am sorry that I am not able to be there for Dad's funeral. It's one of the hardest things I've ever been through in my life, not being able to see Dad or be there now. Please know that I am there in spirit and in your hearts....Daddy you are loved and missed by so many, I don't think you knew the love and support you truly had by everyone.
Tamra Batey Feb 27 2014 12:00 AM
Kim and family,
I am sorry for this great-loss from your-lives. I delivered meals to Alice in Forgan when I was manager at the nutrition-site, always enjoyed visiting with your-dad when he was there with her. May God bless each greatly in-this-time. Remember there are pathways you have to travel ahead; there is no-pathway because each is different. Let nobody tell you how is right or how is wrong in the process. Lean heavily on Him; He is always-there 24/7.
Read John 14:15 - 21
Jesus said, "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before- long, the world will not see me anymore but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that-day you will realize I am in my-Father, I am in you and you are in me. John 14:18 - 20 New-International version
Even-though I was an adult when my parents died, I felt a keen-sense of what it was like to be an orphan. Gone were the two-people who had nurtured me and shaped my life. Sharp-grief gave way to bewilderment, "Who am I now; who knows me deeply yet loves me anyway? The gospel of John recounts Jesus telling His-disciples although the time is coming they would see Him no-more but He would always be a part of them just- as they would forever be a part of Him.
So it has been with my parents. I see now even-after their-deaths, their example of loving-kindness continues to teach me and guide my- life. That goes deeper than just warm-memories. My parents are in me at a deep-level, deeper than the mind can comprehend and as-deep as the heart. Surely God was their-heart's teacher.
In the same-way I come to know God through the life and love of Jesus. Nurturing that-relationship through prayer, study, giving and serving keeps me forever-connected to the living-God.
Gracious-God, let who we are reflect who You are in all we do. Amen
Because of God's great-love for us, we are never-orphaned.
Jackie R. Sheldon Feb 24 2014 12:00 AM