Floyd Stanley Hall

Floyd Stanley HallFloyd Stanley Hall died Aug. 7, 2012, at his home in Ridgecrest. He was 70.

A celebration of his life is set for Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Ridgecrest. Pastor Mark Godfrey will officiate. A reception will follow the ceremony, in the Fellowship Hall.

Floyd was born Dec. 13, 1941, in Milo Mo., to Louise and Wayne Hall. He grew up in Kansas City, Mo. , pursuing and achieving a doctor of philosophy degree from University of Missouri at Rolla in 1972.

Floyd and his high school sweetheart, Barbara, married and moved to the Indian Wells Valley in 1963. Together, they had a daughter, Connie Hall, and son David Hall. They raised their children here and frequently took camping vacations together. Barbara passed away before her time in 1991.

Later that year, Floyd married Kay Blackston, who had also suffered the loss of her spouse. They spend 20 wonderful years together, spending their time with family and taking cruises and vacations to some of their favorite places.

Floyd worked as an electrical engineer at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at China Lake and retired in 2007, after 41 years of service. He accomplished so much in that time, some of which included the original FLIR program here, as well as systems for the AC-47 gunship, and extensive range radar work. He was awarded many honors during his years of service, including the Technical Director’s Award in 1989, for his achievements in range instrumentation in radars, theodolites and lasers. His contributions were truly many and great for NAWCWD.

He is survived by his wife, Kay Hall of Ridgecrest; son David and wife Kristin Hall and daughter Connie Hall, all of Ridgecrest; stepdaughters Liz Leming and Tammy Kinnan, also of Ridgecrest; stepsons Rick and Ronnie; sister Evelyn Schall and husband Chuck Schaelder, both of Derby, Kans.; brother Don Hall and wife Judy, both of Loveland, Colo.; 33 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, Louise and Wayne Hall, and first wife, Barbara Hall.

Submitted by the family of Floyd Stanley Hall

Story First Published: 2012-08-22