Carl L. Hall

Carl L. HallCarl LeRoy Hall was born in Ridgecrest on Sept. 12, 1970, to loving parents Carl Watson and Linda Marie Hall.

He passed away at home in Tucson, Ariz., on April 1, 2019.

He is survived by brothers Micah (Katie), Spencer (Megan), David and Jason (Angie); and sisters Alice, Elizabeth, Johanna, Charity Brown (Rick) and Stephanie Buie (Cameron).

He grew up in Ridgecrest and in June 1988 graduated from Burroughs High School, where he had been active in drama and the marching band playing many different instruments as a gifted musician. Shortly after graduating from BHS, he joined the United States Army and served in Germany.

After the Army, he pursued many different careers and enjoyed his time with Microsoft. But his passion for music led him to play in a band called Black Sun Ensemble. Slowburn Records produced their first album called “Behind Purple Clouds” in which Carl played percussion. Their latest album “Cobracalia” features Carl playing the dumbek and conga drums. He also drummed for a dance studio in Tucson.

Everyone who encountered Carl felt his extraordinary kindness and that he had all the time in the world for them. He was passionate and his generous spirit connected with everybody, easily traversing differences between them. No matter the stress, Carl moved through this world with grace and kindness.

He deeply touched people with his contagious faith in everyone, unfathomable enthusiasm, transcendent empathy and compassion, unmatched energy and love, roaring laugh and relentless sense of humor. He had the biggest heart, the sharpest mind and the most encompassing soul ever lent this earth.

He will be sorely missed by his many friends and family who know and love him for the music he brought into their lives.

His memorial service will be held April 7 at noon at Adair Funeral Home (Dodge Chapel) in Tucson.

— Submitted by the family of Carl Hall

Story First Published: 2019-04-05