John Randolph Hall

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John Randolph Hall

of Little Rock, AR

November 1, 1950 - January 10, 2022

John Randolph Hall (JR or Randy) 71, of Little Rock, died suddenly from ventricular fibrillation on Monday, January 10, 2022. Heaven gained a true warrior to stand by God's side.

Randy was born on November 1, 1950 in Roland, Arkansas to Charles & Audene Hall. He was named after his uncle, John Rudolph Hall, who died aboard the USS Arizona battleship on December 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. The Arizona Memorial features the initials of his uncle, which are also his - J.R. Hall.

Randy spent his youth honing his warrior skills by hunting, fishing and shooting snakes. At age 10, he shot and killed a Cottonmouth snake that was inches from his friend's head and ready to bite. His lucky friend remained unharmed. He was a skilled horseman and competed in barrel racing. He excelled in basketball and played on Joe T. Robinson's High School team. In addition, he farmed soybeans in "the bottoms" with his dad and uncles.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps right after graduating from high school. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam starting in 1969 serving in the infantry. He reached the rank of corporal and received a multitude of commendations: Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm & Frame, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal with One Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal with device, Rifle Sharpshooter Medal.

In 1980, he joined the Little Rock Police Department and served twenty-two years in a variety of capacities - seven years as a Patrolman with duties as a Field Training Officer and Swat Entry Team Leader. He served three years as a Robbery Detective, six years as a Sergeant in Internal Affairs, five years as a Detective Lieutenant over Homicide & Robbery, one year as a Lieutenant over the Downtown Patrol Division.

After retiring from LRPD, Randy spent two years in Kosovo on the United Nations Peacekeeping Force. He went from Patrol Officer to Station Commander in one of the most violent, unstable regions of the country. He single-handedly united the Albanian (Muslim) and Serb (Christian) police sub-stations under one roof to patrol and police together as one force-the Kosovo Police. He was admired and respected by the United Nations brass, the civilians, and his troops - they called him Johnny.

In 2004 and fully retired, Randy spent the next fifteen years on his Roland property caring for his many donkeys, horses and dogs. He gave his time to the community and helped all who needed it. The last 4 years of his life was spent living in the beautiful Chevaux Court neighborhood. He trained Goose, his adopted black lab, so expertly that he was quickly employed to train other neighborhood dogs. He was known as Chevaux's "Dog Whisperer".

He loved his country, animals, his family and friends. He had a wicked sense of humor, told great stories and always made people laugh. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and had been a long-time member and elder at First Presbyterian Church. He was "one of a kind" and will be missed tremendously.

Randy is preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Ray Bell Sr., and Jerry Stanford. Randy is survived by wife, Christy Bode Hall; his dog, Goose; sister, Linda Hall Bell Stanford, sister-in-law, Sandy Bode; son, Ben Hall; daughter, Liz Hall Stroud (Brent); nephew, Ray Bell; niece, Hollie Bell Kennedy; Spear cousins, Terry and Janis, Chris and Cynthia, Alex and Shaylee; plus five grandchildren; a multitude of cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends
who are considered "family".

Private family burial and Celebration of Life Service to be held at a later date.

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48 Condolence(s)
David Ebinger
Moorhead, MN
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Sunday, January 23, 2022

I knew JR at UALR and worked with him at LRPD. He was a friend and colleague who kept us laughing in hard times and always had your back. Saddened upon hearing of JR’s passing, prayers for his family.

James Bauldree
Bryant, AR
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Sunday, January 23, 2022

So sorry to hear such news, Lieutenant JR Hall was a great man, and I'm proud to call him brother in arms both in Military service and Police service. He will be missed. My prayers for the family and friends who have had the pleasure of knowing him.

Cory and Ashley Griesemer
Malvern, AR
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Sunday, January 23, 2022

JR Hall was an amazing man, supervisor, and father figure to many of us young guards. He was tough but fair and cared deeply.

JR will be greatly missed!

Joe Leslie
Alexander, AR
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Sunday, January 23, 2022

JR was definitely one of a kind. Enjoyed working robbery squad with him. He always spoke so lovingly of his family.

Dana Moreland
, AR
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Sunday, January 23, 2022

One of the ole boys from Roland bottoms. May God Bless

LITTLE ROCK FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
Little Rock, AR
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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Lt. Hall was one of a kind! He was highly regarded at LRPD by his co-workers, superiors and subordinates. He accomplished so much, and he will be greatly missed! JR's family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers.

Roger Case
Conway, AR
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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Godspeed Warrior

Kenny Henry
Little Rock, AR
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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Janie and and I are praying for peace and comfort to Christy and family.

Christine Murray
North Little Rock, AR
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Friday, January 21, 2022

What a proud and accomplished life this beautiful soul lived, and you right by his side always. I love you so much Christy.

Patsy and Bill Walker
Little Rock, AR
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Friday, January 21, 2022

Our hearts are broken. 💔 So many good times together and so many memories. May God's peace be with Christi and family.

Glenn King
North Little Rock, AR
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Monday, January 17, 2022

Thanks Lieutenant J R Hall for being a great friend of mine and close to 20 years as a CO-Worker at LRPD.

Donny Wells
Vilonia, AR
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Sunday, January 16, 2022

I’m so very saddened to hear of Randy’s passing. He was a dear friend indeed. My sincerest condolences.

Elane Berry
Roland, AR
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Sunday, January 16, 2022

My heart is with each of you. For many years Randy and Christy wonderful neighbors and always a good friends. Know if I can be there for you Christy to please call on me. Linda you know the same. I too will miss Randy’s advice and kindness. Love to all his Family and Friends.

Joe and Bobbie smith
Little Rock, AR
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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Our love and prayers that each day gives you strength and your faith gives you comfort. You are not alone in this new journey! 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

Kelly Martin
Bryant, AR
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Saturday, January 15, 2022

I was deeply saddened to hear of JR passing. He was such a good person and was a mentor to me as a young officer at LRPD. We shared a great number of conversations and I held him the highest regards. He will be truly missed. May God bless his family at this time of loss.

Lynda Keel
Bryant, AR
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Friday, January 14, 2022

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the entire family. JR was a great guy. I truly enjoyed our friendship and working with him at the PD. He leaves behind many friends who are here for you if and when you need us. Lynda

Barbara Swesey
Little Rock, AR
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Friday, January 14, 2022

Christy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers will be with you.
You have so many friends at Trinity Presbyterian Church who care and are here to offer support through this difficult time.
Barbara Swesey

Gary and Susan Boyles
Bella Vista, AR
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Friday, January 14, 2022

We are so sorry to hear of Randy's passing. We have many great memories of him from high school. Prayers for his family.

Wes and Birdie Snipes
Roland, AR
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Friday, January 14, 2022

Dear Christy, Linda, Family and Friends
Wes and I are so sorry for your loss! We send our prayers and love and hugs to you all! He was a great friend and will truely be missed!!!

David Bass
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Am very sorry to hear that Randy has passed away! Thinking and praying for you and your family.

P a tty Nowlin Snyder
Roland, AR
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

To Linda and the rest of the family, I was saddened at the news of Randy's passing. I am praying for you all.

Ruthann Strickland
Lt Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Christy I can’t express how very sorry I am about the loss of your beloved Randy! You will remain in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time! I am so glad I got to know him! He will be greatly missed in our great neighborhood!!

Julie Price
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Christy, I was so sad to hear about Randy's death. My heart breaks for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Julie

Nette Curtis
North Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Christy I am so very sorry. I will call you in a few days.

Randolph Lively
Benton, AR
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Sad to hear of Randy's passing. We started first grade together and went all through high school.

Richie Benson
Springfield, AR
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Randy and I had really become good friends over the last few years. I’ll never forget all the great times we had at deer camp and will treasure those memories forever. Christy, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ryan Hudson
Roland, AR
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

❤️🙏

Robbie Hudson
Roland, AR
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

RIP Randy

Cheryl Hudson
Roland, AR
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Christy, my heart is broken to hear of Randy’s passing. You are in my prayers. Try to remember all the fun and good times y’all enjoyed. If u need anything please let me know . Love ya

John and Sherry Joyce
Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Christy -- so sorry to hear of John Randy's passing. We shared a lot of great times with you and John Randy. Please know that you and all who loved him are in our prayers. May the Light Perpetual shine upon him and may he rest in peace.

Jim Turpin
Collierville, TN
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Semper Fi!😥

Brenda Marshall
Roland, AR
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Oh Christy Kyle and I are so sorry to hear about Randy. We will be praying for you and praying for a peace beyond understanding for you during this difficult time. Cherish the memories of the wonderful life that you had together. If there is anything that Kyle or I can do for you please do not hesitate to contact me. We love you

Kyle and Brenda

Todd & Christy Shaw
Roland, AR
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Christy and Linda, we are so sorry to hear about Randy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family! Love you both.

Garry and Mary VanCleve
Mansfield, AR
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Linda,
So sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. Praying for you and his family to receive peace and comfort. Too many wonderful memories to list. Love and prayers.

Keith and Michelle Shewmake
Roland, AR
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

So sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. Prayers for all the family.

Jenny Henry
, LA
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Linda I am so sorry for your family’s loss, Sending you all prayers of comfort and
peace. Randy and I were in the same grade all through school. I remember coming home on the school bus and he would start singing and we would all join in. We had a good bus driver.

Patricia Harding Fournier
Roland, AR
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

So sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. Prayers for all the family.

Bill Van Cleve
Maumelle, AR
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Prayers for family
What memories.

Marsha Cherry Nolan
Venice, FL
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Linda, I am so sorry to hear about Randy and know what a great loss this is for you. Sending lots of prayers, hugs and love and hoping that you fill find peace in God’s promises and support from family and friends. Love-Marsha

Walter dalsanto
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Sorry for your loss praying for peace and confort.

Sandy McDonald
Maumelle, AR
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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Christy- I am so sorry to learn of Randy’s passing! What a great guy he was. Stephen
and I will always fondly remember our times with him and you at church at First Pres. Prayers for comfort and peace for you and the family. Rest in Peace, John Randy.

Carolyn Mueller
Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Linda, I am in shock to hear of Randy’s death. I know that your shoulders are heavily burdened at this time. Praying that God will wrap you in His arms and comfort you as only He can. Love you. Carolyn

Scottie Beth Baker
Cost, TX
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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Momma,Mary George, is also thinking of each of you. Randy’s mom and her were so close. She is heartbroken.
Love to all
Scottie Beth and Mike Baker
Mary George Perriman.

Wilburn Harding
RolandSo sorry for all, AR
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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

So sorry for all Randy's family and friends for their Ioss. Hugs and Prayers

Scotty Benson
Benton, AR
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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

I got to know Randy through Deer 🦌 Camp. Will definitely not be the same without him there. We shared some great times and memories. Christy my thoughts and prayers are with you.. if you need anything just let me know.

John and Susie Johnston
Maumelle, AR
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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Christy, we are so sorry to hear about the sudden loss of Randy. We are keeping you in our prayers. We love you.

Linda George-Kam
Roland, AR
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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

To Christie, Linda and the entire family. We are so very sorry to hear of Randy’s sudden passing. What a shock. I always looked forward to his waves from the field or mailbox or when going by the house when you all were our neighbors. The landscape of Roland continues to change as we lose another of our “old time family” members…Thoughts and prayers for all of you in the days and weeks to come.

Jerry Damerow
Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

This is such sad news. We all loved you Randy and will miss you very much. Your many friends now have a large hole in their hearts. May you Rest In Peace.