Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Donald Ray “Don” Hall

Donald Ray “Don” Hall, age 83, of Shelby, died Friday, November 24, 2023 at his home.

Don was born November 9, 1940 in Inez, KY, he was the last surviving of 11 children born to the late Alvin B. and Eliza Bell (Hurd) Hall. For 30 years, Don worked at the Tuby in Shelby and was a member of the United Steel Workers 3057. He retired under the Copperweld ownership in 2002.

A car lover/enthusiast to say the least, Don also enjoyed motorcycles.  He was a kind and gentle man and with lots of love to give always having a particular soft spot and admiration for children. He was a member of the Shelby First Free Will Baptist Church.

Don is survived by his daughters: Debra Deppen of Shelby, Donna (Delmos) Boggs of Mt. Vernon, and Denise (Ray) Oney of Shiloh; step-daughters: Marsha (Lyle) Chronister of Shiloh, Debbie (Rob) Yates of Greenup, KY, Karen (Mike) Bailey of Attica, Angie (Senol) Kocaman of Shelby, and Jenny (Matt) Roth of Shelby; grandchildren: Melissa Blody, Joshua Roth, Aaron Boggs, Eric Boggs, Stacey Calame, Steven Oney, and numerous step grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and numerous step great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.  In addition to his parents and siblings, Don was preceded in death by his wife whom he wed June 30, 1978, Louanna Jane (Oney) Hall, on April 21, 2020.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 from 11 am-1 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will immediately follow at 1 pm. Pastor Aaron Boggs, his grandson, will officiate the services with burial following in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shiloh. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio ( or Shriners Children’s Hospital (

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Deb Deskins says:

    My heart goes out to you all! Don was a good man! Prayers going up for you all.

  2. Dick and Mary Ann Johnston says:

    Deb and Melissa and family…we were sorry to hear about your Dad and Grandpa. It’s so hard to give up a family member even though they are very ill. You have our sympathy. Prayers for all of you . God help you through this time of sadness.

  3. John justice says:

    I am sorry for your loss, prayers to all his family, and friends

  4. Mickey & Doug Hall says:

    So sorry to hear about Don’s passing. A very gentle man and loved to joke. Lou and Don held a special place in mine and Doug’s heart! God be with all the family during this difficult time!

  5. Dillard “Beetle” Bailey,Jr. says:

    I have known Don for many years,we both worked at theTuby,and set together at Church.So sorry to hear of his sudden passin,
    My thoughts and Prayers go out too the family,God give you comfort in your time of grief!

  6. Jackie Collins says:

    Sorry to hear of Don’s passing, he was always so kind to everyone, will always remember him and Lou as Loving couple, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers

  7. Wilma Phelps says:

    My condolence to the Family,you are in my thoughts and prayers..

  8. Margaret Blubaugh says:

    To the family Tim and I send our most sincere condolences. The bible states Our loss is Heavens Gain, so true but our loss hurts so much when its our Mama and Daddy, the missing never stops nor do we want it to, it is the seperation our heart grieves but I remember the words said to Tim when his daddy left this world (POPS) Its not Goodbye, I will see you in the morning!!! Pastor Aaron Boggs spoke these words to Tim. Your Daddy no longer suffers of being trapped in that broken down body and mind, torment for the family who is the caregiver, the family standing out looking in knowing there loved one has been struck with this horrid disease and no longer recognizes his own family but Glory to God, He knows everyone now, God has broken that chain of loss of memory and now this dear sweet man suffers no more and he is now free. But for now the missing and grieving begins for you all his dear dear family but Praise God he made a way to see him again in a land where we will never grow old!!! May God be with each and everyone of you in this most difficult time and in the coming days!!! Sending much love and many many prayers of peace and comfort!!! Your all in our thoughts and prayers, Tim and Margie Blubaugh

  9. Melissa Mullins says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. We always enjoyed our visits with Cousin Lou and Don.

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