The Golden Rule was always important to Jim Hall, 52, well-known local businessman, who died unexpectedly on Friday, April 14 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
Family and friends, many who drove their Chrysler and Jeep vehicles as a sign of loving support, attended visitation on Monday and his funeral on Tuesday. Cremation will take place following Mass.
The former owner of Hall Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Fenton, Hall sold the business he had owned since 2005 to LaFontaine Automotive Group 10 months ago. He worked closely with his brother, Tim Hall, who served as the dealership’s manager, building a successful dealership. Together, along with staff, they earned numerous awards for customer satisfaction and service.
Hall was always proud of his Catholic upbringing, which included education at Birmingham Brother Rice High School, and an active faith life at Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Blanc. He believed strongly in treating others the way he wanted to be treated.
He was also a dedicated family man, enjoying time spent with his wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Lindsay, Ashley and Lauren. In fact, it was his love and pride for his family that made the purchase of the local Chrysler dealership possible 12 years ago.
“The owner already had a deal and a deposit from another guy interested in buying the dealership,” said Hall, in a Times story from Aug. 28, 2015. “But he had the letter I had sent with a photo of my family in a folder on his desk and said that it so impacted him, he sent the check back to the other guy and told me he wanted to do business with me.”
Other survivors include his mother, Louise Hall of West Bloomfield and siblings, Louise, Kathy, Dan, Tim and Jerry, plus many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, Hall’s family asks that contributions be made to Powers Catholic High School Educational Trust Fund or the Kidney Foundation.