Local WWII Vet, Public Servant Passes Away
By Travis Thayer
Clay Hall. Photo courtesy Fitch-Denney Funeral Home.
(Milan, Ind.) – A man who made a positive impact on the Ripley County community has died.
Clay Hall passed away at the age of 90 on November 30 at Waters of Dillsboro Ross Manor Skilled Nursing Facility.
Hall enlisted in the Navy at age 16 and was deployed in World War II.
After WWII, Hall moved to Milan in 1950 to farm full time while working in various factories.
During his time in Ripley County, Hall was an active member in the community. He played an active role in establishing the Southeastern Indiana Vocational School in Versailles and served several terms on the Milan Community school board. He was also active in county politics and was a 32nd degree Mason.
A memorial service will be held for Hall at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9 at Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro.