James grew up in Hope, Arkansas. He married Shirley on June 4, 1975, in Phoenix, Arizona. James greatly enjoyed working as a machinist and worked in that field his entire career. After he retired, they moved from Goodyear, Arizona, to Mountain Grove, Missouri, in January of 2009. James was a member of the Assembly of God church in Cabool, Missouri.
James was preceded in death by his parents, James Sr. and Laura Hall, and his sister, Irene Ladd.
He is survived by his loving wife of their home, Shirley Hall; one stepson, Theodore White of Mountain Grove, Missouri; two stepdaughters, Cassandre Baughman and Jennifer Bong, both of Goodyear, Arizona; three grandchildren, Christian, Kurtiz, and Ryan; four great-grandchildren, Sophia, Charlotte, Jorden, and Jackson; and other family and friends who will miss him.
No services are planned at this time. Mr. Hall was cremated under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.