Franklin Dee Hall, Jr., 40, of Oaktown, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020. He is the son of Franklin and Linda Hall of Oaktown. Frank, Jr. was born on December 10, 1979, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Indiana.
Frank attended North Knox West Elementary School, North Knox East/Jr. High, and North Knox High School (1994-1998). Frank was a National Merit Scholar Runner Up in high school. He was also selected 1998 Academic All-State in Football his senior year of high school. Upon graduation from high school, Frank was awarded a Rural Health Scholarship to Indiana State University where he was admitted to their Honors Program. In 2002, Frank graduated from the Indiana State University Honors Program with a Bachelor's Degree in Life Science and Political Science. While in college, Frank joined the SAE fraternity.
After receiving his Bachelor's Degree, Frank was admitted to graduate school where he designed and conducted a year of original Alzheimer's research. Following his year of graduate work, he was admitted to Indiana University School of Medicine where he spent 2 years. After deciding to leave med school he went back to college to become a high school teacher. Frank obtained teaching licenses in every area of Life Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth-Space Science. He also attended special classes and received certification in Project Lead the Way.
Frank taught in Fremont, Indiana, where he coached football, basketball, and track. While teaching in Bloomfield, he coached basketball, track, and the Sea Perch Academic team. While at Bloomfield, he was chosen Teacher of the Year in 2015. During his tenure at Bloomfield he taught Biomedical Technology as a part-time professor for Ivy Tech in Bloomington.
Frank loved sports of every kind. He spent a couple of years on the radio as the color commentator for North Knox High School Boys' Basketball. He played 8 years in the North Knox football program, 8 years in their basketball program and 4 years in the track program. But, most of all, he really loved the Oaktown Youth Foundation summer baseball program, which he participated in from ages 7 to 18. As an adult, he attended several major league baseball games, especially those of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Frank liked to spend time with his dog Chewy. He liked to read books, watch movies, go fishing, and play golf. He especially liked golfing at Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.
Frank liked to travel and had visited 48 of the 50 states, some multiple times. Some of his favorite sites included the Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, New York harbor with the Statue of Liberty, the coal mines of Pennsylvania, and the Red Wood Forest in California. He also really liked Cancun, Mexico, where he spent some of his spring breaks.
Frank was kind-hearted and always willing to help someone in need. He only saw the best in people and was sometimes too generous for his own good. He was slow to anger and never said no to a person who needed his help.
Frank was preceded in death by his sister Melinda Jae Hall.
Frank is survived by his parents Frank, Sr. and Linda Hall of Oaktown, and his sister Amanda, brother-in-law Albert J. Pascavage III, niece Cassandra and nephew Albert. He is also survived by a large extended family of Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.
Due to the coronavirus, CoVid-19, there will be no public viewing and no funeral services. Frank, Jr. will be laid to rest beside his sister Mindy in the Oaktown Cemetery.
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