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John Travis Hall

Westlake Village, CA

John Travis Hall, 83, of Westlake Village, died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on April 24th, 2017.

John Hall was born on September 19th, 1933 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He became a Corporal in the US Army after joining on July 28, 1953. He graduated from The American University in Washington, DC on June 11, 1961 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. John entered the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he worked for 33 years, starting as a computer support employee, becoming a Special Agent in 1964 and retiring as a Supervisory Special Agent in 1985. After retiring from the FBI, John began employment as Vice President and Director of Security for Aramark Corporation and retired after 13 years.

John met Velma Jean Kimmel at the FBI and they were married on November 2nd, 1957 in Washington, DC. The couple had four children together.

John was a devoted husband, loving father and a caring grandfather. In the many places John lived, he was always involved in his church either as a Sunday school teacher, a deacon, an elder or an usher. In his early years, he and Velma loved playing tennis together and enjoyed many social events. Later in retirement, John and Velma were deeply involved with their growing family. Cruising with close friends became a favorite of John’s.

His family and friends will always remember him as a strong, loving, caring, sincere, honest man.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Velma Jean Hall; sister, Elizabeth Jean Jackson of Winchester, KY; son, James Earl Hall of Ojai; daughters, Karen Ann Zabel of San Diego and Susan Marie Hall of Westlake Village; grandchildren, John Daniel Hamilton of Lancaster, Ashley Marlene Kovacs of San Diego, Leann Marie DeWick of Clayton, NC, Russell Travis Zabel of San Diego, Jamie Ann Zabel of Long Beach, James David and Jonathan Dewey Hall of Ojai, and Nichole Velma Hall of Westlake Village; great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Marie DeWick, Andrew James DeWick, Parker Russell Zabel and Cord Alexander Kovacs.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Lynne Hamilton; brother, James Bert Hall; and parents, Ruth Eugenia Hall and James Travis Hall.

A memorial service is scheduled for Monday, May 1st at 2:00 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 32111 Watergate Rd, Westlake Village (818)889-1491. A reception will follow at the church in the Fellowship Center room. All are welcome to attend and celebrate John’s life.

The family would like donations sent to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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