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Friends remember man described as Floyd County legend

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - He is a man who touched many lives including some at WYMT.

Bill Hall was a long time member of the WYMT Mountain Basketball Classic committee.

He died yesterday, and folks in Floyd County say he left a legacy there that will never be forgotten.

People say you can ask almost anyone in Floyd County, and they will tell you Hall touched their lives in some way.

"I don't know anybody that didn't care a lot about Bill," said Hall's cousin Harry Burke.

Known not only as a long-time committee member for the WYMT Mountain Basketball Classic, but also for his golf game.

"Bill was a legend here in Floyd County. He played professional golf. He shot an incredible score of 58 once at Paintsville Country Club which has never been done," said Hall's friend Josh Slone.

Those who knew Hall say he had a passion for golf, and they say much of the time he could be found at StoneCrest Golf Course playing the sport he loved the most.

"Bill was a great athlete, and he liked to play sports. Golf was his best game. Basketball probably was his next," said Burke.

It is clear he left a lasting impression on anyone who knew him, turning sporting lessons into life lessons.

"He always strived to us that you got to dig it out of the dirt. Nothing comes easy," said Slone.

While they all say he can never be replaced, they know exactly how they can remember him.

"This is where he would want to be, so this is where he would want us to be, out here enjoying a beautiful day and having a good time," said Slone.

A memorial service for Hall will be at Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church on Saturday at 2:00.

He was 71 years old.


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