Tommy G. Hall

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Tommy George Hall, 87, former resident of San Saba, TX, was born April 26, 1931 and died April 17, 2019 in Houston. His adoptive parents, F.B. Hall and Jane Terry Hall of San Saba, TX, influenced his interest in education and love of country. Tommy’s early education was in the San Saba schools where he was a member of the Armadillo Band and served as Drum Major. He graduated from San Saba High School in 1949. He attended Texas A&M, where he divided boundless enthusiasm between marching with theAggie band and pursuing a B.S. Degree in Education. He was a proud member of Texas A&M Class of 1953 and of the Fighting Texas Aggie Band. Later he served in the USMC.

After the Marine Corps, Tommy began his career with Houston ISD. He was a lifelong educator joyfully instilling the love of learning in those he taught and mentored. Throughout his 39-year career with HISD, the positive impact was felt by thousands of students. As the Director of Testing for over 20 years with HISD, he was a pioneer in the area of educational testing and one of four founders of the Annual Texas Assessment Conference.

Tommy dedicated his life to service and leadership through the military, educational administration, church, community, and professional organizations. Tommy’s many friends remember him for his generosity, his sense of humor and thoughtfulness, all products from his passionate love of life. His habit of remembering their birthdays earned him the affectionate title of “The Greeting Card King.”

Tommy is survived by Carolyn Cecil Hall, his loving wife of the past 32 years.

Tommy was buried May 1, 2019, at the Houston National Cemetery with full military honors. A memorial service was held May 2nd.

Memorials may be sent to the Texas A&M Foundation, 401 George Bush Drive, College Station, Texas 77840. Please designate The Tommy Hall ’53 Eternal Aggie Band Endowment on the memo line of your check.

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