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James Swinnerton Hall

February 7, 1938 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

James Hall Obituary

James Hall passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.  Born in St. Peterburg, FL to James R. Hall and Alberta Davis Swinnerton Hall on February 7, 1938, Jim was raised on Sunset Beach.  His love of the water, of swimming, and boating influenced his decision to enlist in the United State Coast Guard as a teenager. 

Upon returning to St. Petersburg after fulfilling his service obligation with the military, Jim was hired by Florida Power Corporation, where he worked for over thirty (30) years before retiring in 1999.  In 1975, while employed with Florida Power, Jim reenlisted in the United States Coast Guard as a reservist, where he served until he retired from military service in 1997.  Retirement did not suit Jim, who liked to stay busy, and in 2000, he took a position at GTE Financial, where he worked for approximately 10 years.

Jim enjoyed competing in canoe and kayak races and was a member of various clubs in Florida that competed throughout the state and in Central America.  One of his favorite races took place annually in the Panama Canal.  He participated in that race on multiple occasions, always excited to visit Panama for a new adventure.  

His love of travel ensured that Jim was always up for joining family and/or friends on a trip whether it was to travel to a new destination, or somewhere he had previously visited.  If he wanted to travel and couldn’t get family or friends to join him, Jim would travel alone and meet people along the way.  He was outgoing and met new friends everywhere he went. 

Jim is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sharon Hall, two daughters: Robin Hall of California and Nicole Hall of Clearwater, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Jim was predeceased by his brother, Robert Hall (Bob) of Naples.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Sorensen Funeral Home 3180 30th Avenue North, St. Petersburg.  The interment will be at Bay Pines National Cemetery, St. Petersburg on December 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., with a reception to follow at The Bayou Club-7979 Bayou Club Blvd, Largo, FL 33777.  Family and friends are welcome to attend.

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November 30, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sorensen Funeral Home
3180 30th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

December 1, 2023

10:00 AM
Bay Pines National Cemetery
10000 Bay Pines Blvd
St. Petersburg, FL 33708

December 1, 2023

11:00 AM
The Bayou Club
7979 Bayou Club Blvd
Largo, FL 33777


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