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Jacob E. Hall
April 23, 1935 ~ October 17, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Jacob E. Hall, P.E., L.S., 88, New Palestine, IN passed away on October 17, 2023. He was born on April 23, 1935 in Indianapolis, IN. His parents were William Reese and Mary Pauline Reese.
Survivors include wife, Gloria Rae Hall; sons, Bill (Tracy) Hall & Dan Hall; daughters, Robin (Gary) Krueger, Kathy Hall, Mary Beth (Jeff) Meadows; 17 grandchildren & 11 great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by parents, William & Mary Reese; sister, June Dowling.
Jacob attended Arsenal Technical High School graduating in 1953. He was a 1960 graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Land Surveying in the State of Indiana. He had also played varsity baseball for Purdue. Over the years, he had earned the respect of his colleagues through his dedication and hard work, as well as found time to serve his community through donating his time to church and other philanthropic causes. Jacob Hall married Gloria Ginn on August 25, 1956.
Jacob was proud to serve as the president of United Consulting Engineers and also was instrumental in the start of United Surveying. He was a member and served in various leadership roles of the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors, American Congress of Surveying and Mapping, Association of Boxing Commissions, Indiana Constructors, Inc., Consulting Engineers of Indiana, Ransburg YMCA, Indiana Boxing Commission, Mass Transportation Authority of Marion County, Metropolitan Thoroughfare Authority of Marion County, Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana Golden Gloves and The Indianapolis Local Public Improvement Bond Bank. Jacob was a past recipient of the following awards: Indiana Constructors, Inc.- Associate of the Year, Consulting Engineers of Indiana - President's Award, Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors - Surveyor of the year (Twice), Ransburg YMCA - Man of the Year and Volunteer of the Year, Consulting Engineers of Indiana - Consulting Engineer of the Year, Indiana Golden Gloves - Fred DeBoard Award of Excellence. Jacob also received the Distinguished Sagamore of the wabash award from Governor O'Bannon.
Throughout his life Jake had a strong relationship with Jesus Christ.Through his battle with cancer it was his hope of heaven and trust of the lord that carried him. We are assured that Jake heard the words from his savior- well done, good and faithful servant.
Funeral Services will be on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 1:00pm at Burge Terrace Baptist Church, 9345 Brookville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46239 with Pastor Todd Curtis Officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the church. Graveside service on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 1:00pm at New Palestine Cemetery, New Palestine, IN.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Burge Terrace Baptist Church, 9345 Brookville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46239.