ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – All over Abilene, Anson, and across the great country, people mourn and celebrate the life of Larry Hall. Many of them, in cars that have his last name on the back.
“Lawrence Hall meant a lot to Abilene for many years, starting around 1989,” said longtime friend and colleague Gary Grubbs.
Lawrence Hall Chevrolet was founded in Anson by Larry’s father, Lawrence, in the 1950s. In 1989, Larry and his brother Mitch purchased the Larry Rigby Chevrolet dealership in Abilene, expanding their father’s business into the town key. It was only the first of many successful ventures for Hall.
“People who know Larry knew him as a good businessman – a successful businessman – but a guy with a huge heart,” Grubbs described.
For as many successes as Hall has seen, they were never his alone. Grubbs said KTAB/KRBC Hall was always one to share his fortune.
“He always felt like it was important to him to support the community that supported his business,” Grubbs said.
Through sponsored events and fundraisers, Hall brought honor to his family name and the prosperity of the city of Abilene – always the first to lend a helping hand to those in need.
“There were countless occasions when people fell into hard times or trouble, and Larry was one of the first to help them get back on their feet,” Grubbs recalled.
Hall died on July 25, succumbing to his cancer after a long battle. Even still, his faith, his good deeds and his memory will live on.
“Larry may not be in our eyes anymore, but he will forever be in our hearts,” Grubbs added. “Every time we walk into the main building and see his name, see a Lawrence Hall car around town, attend charity events… We will always see Larry with the eyes of our hearts.”
The funeral will be held Friday at 4:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Abilene, located at 1333 North 3rd Street.