Frederick H. ‘Ted’ ‘Fred’ Hall, 86

Frederick H. “Ted” “Fred” Hall, 86, of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at home on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. He was born in Selbyville, Del., on Aug. 24, 1932, son of the late Jesse Herman Hall and the late Dorothy Mae (Cullen) Hall.

Hall proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a carpenter and boat builder for Chris-Craft in Salisbury, Md., and also worked for NCR before his retirement.

He enjoyed simple things in life — from sitting on his front porch, smoking his pipe, talking to his childhood friend, the late Bud Chandler — to writing and telling his embellished stories to anyone who would listen. He was an avid duck, rabbit and squirrel hunter, and also liked spending time out on the water, boating. Hall enjoyed carving duck decoys, camping, reading and watching boxing. He will be remembered for his love of his family and his devotion as a father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty (Carey) Hall, in 1995, and three sisters, Jeanette Harris, Colleen Lathbury and Beverly Richardson. He is survived by his two daughters, Cathy White of Gumboro, Del., and Lisa Gedon of Selbyville; three sons, David Hall and his wife, Carla, of Selbyville Daniel Hall and his wife, Karen, of Millsboro, Del., and Frederick C. Hall of Millsboro; nine grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, with one due in August; a step-great-great-grandson; and his faithful canine companion, Tipsy.

A funeral service was to be held July 22, 2019, at Melson Funeral Services, Frankford, Del., with interment at Red Men’s Cemetery in Selbyville, Del. Condolences may be sent online at