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July 17, 2013

Freddie W. “Teddy” Hall

1953 - 2013


— On December 17, 1953, Fred “Teddy” Hall was born to Clara Belle Deere and Willie J. Hall in Washington, D.C. At a young age, Clara Belle and Teddy moved back home to Wagoner, Oklahoma to be closer to Ms. Alberty and Lorraine Deere, Teddy’s Great-Grandmother and Grandmother. Teddy spent his elementary years living between Wagoner and Kansas City, MO with his very dear Aunt Margarette Grey. He moved back to Wagoner permanently in the sixth grade where he was the first to integrate Wagoner Public School. He was a varsity basketball player and was known for his positive, upbeat personality and witty sense of humor. He graduated from Wagoner High School in 1972 and returned to Washington D.C. to participate in an internship for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He worked in the department of Personal Identification and became a fingerprint expert. After a few years, he returned to Oklahoma and attended the University of Oklahoma for a short time where he pledged Alpha Phi Alpha and remained dedicated to his fraternity. He eventually completed his nursing degree at Tulsa Community College, and practiced his profession in Washington state, Texas, and Oklahoma. He became certified as a Psychiatric RN. He met Rosemary “Rose” Kotas at Western State Hospital in Tacoma, WA, where they worked together for several years. They became best friends and united in marriage in Eureka Springs, AR in 2006. He was very involved in his community and most recently was elected as a Democratic delegate and accepted an appointment as Affirmative Action Delegate for Wagoner County.

He leaves to honor his memory, his wife Rose, his mother Clara Belle Deere, six children – LaVon (Kenny) King; Christie Wilkins; Yves Saint Damien Hall (Whitney); Alicia Belle Hall; Belle Lorraine Hall (all of Wagoner); and Camille Hall of Houston, TX – Five Grandchildren: Nia Yarbrough, Kerwin Thomas, Kori Thomas, Gabriella Hall and Isiah Hall, one on the way – and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends. Also Georgianna “Boots” Robinson of Wagoner, OK, a very special aunt, and Mary “Mickey” Warlond of Nashville, TN who was more like a sister than a cousin. Also cousin Carlotta “Pookey” Smith of Fayetteville, NC.   

Funeral service for Freddie Hall will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Destiny Family Church in Wagoner Oklahoma, with Pastor James Overton officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Wagoner, Oklahoma. If you would like to leave a condolence with the family please visit Freddie’s Ultimate Tribute at www.shipmanfuneralhome.com