Aaron Lee (Pete) Hall, 86, of San Antonio, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2010, after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Interment services were held on Monday, April 12, at Shiner Cemetery in Shiner, Texas, with the Rev. Jay Brown officiating. A memorial service will be held at the Bangs United Methodist Church at a later date.

    Pete was born in Bangs, Texas, on Aug. 1, 1923, to Tommy and Stella Hall. After graduating from Bangs High School, he spent a year at Howard Payne University. His education was interrupted by World War II when he enlisted in the Army Air Force and served as a Radio Operator in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign. Pete flew many missions in China, Burma and India and received numerous medals and commendations.

    After the war, Pete attended the University of Texas at Austin and received his degree in Business Administration specializing in Engineering. While in Austin, Pete met Earline Kroulik from Shiner, Texas, and they were married on Aug. 15, 1948, at Shiner Methodist Church.

    Pete worked in Corpus Christi and Houston in the insulation contracting industry, and retired in 1984 from FGH Insulation, where he was president and co-owner. After retiring, Pete and Earline moved to Pete’s family farm in Bangs, Texas. Pete was a faithful member of the Bangs United Methodist Church where he served on many committees and sang in the choir. He was also active in the Bangs Lions Club, Bangs Ex-Student Association and the Cemetery Association. He enjoyed meeting and traveling with his wartime buddies through the Hump Pilots Association.

    Hobbies included golf, traveling, and spending time with family. Pete was known for his infectious laugh and sunny disposition. Survivors include his wife, Earline; sister, Violet Sheffield of Bangs, Texas; daughters, Susan Clarke and husband John, Carol Berryhill and husband Dennis, Janet Salinas and husband Rigo; seven grandchildren, Brian Clarke and wife Skye, Scott Clarke, Blake, Megan, and Lauren Berryhill, and Sierra and Olivia Salinas; and several nieces and nephews.

    Memorial contributions can be made to the Bangs United Methodist Church in Bangs, Texas, or the Alzheimer’s Association, South Central Texas Chapter, San Antonio, Texas. You are invited to leave your condolences at www.buffingtonfuneral

homeshiner.com.