Brother Jerry Glenn Hall was born April 25, 1944, in Biloxi, Mississippi, and spent his formative years in Centreville, IL, receiving his baptism and first communion at Saint Augustine Catholic Church. The oldest of the seven Hall children, Jerry was an attentive big brother. He participated in the Boy Scouts with his brothers and ran a thriving neighborhood newspaper route with the help of his siblings.
A lifelong learner, Jerry attended Brown & Garrison Elementary, Hughes Quinn Junior High School, and Lincoln High School where he ran track and was inducted into the National Honor Society. He would later obtain baccalaureate degrees from both Austin Peay State University in English and Washington University in Industrial Psychology & Sociology. He also obtained a Master of Arts in Computer Data Management from Webster University. During this time, he would be initiated into the Alpha Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated in 1964.
In 1966, Jerry was drafted into the United States Army, completing Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood. On December 26th, 1966, while on leave, Jerry wed Carmele Martin at St. Matthew the Apostle Church. That union led to the birth of their son Jason in March of 1972.
In 1967, Jerry completed the Transportation Officer Candidate School at Fort Eustis, VA, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant. Jerry proceeded to serve in leadership positions in Germany, the Republic of Vietnam, Fort Campbell, KY, and in St. Louis, MO, retiring from the United States Army Reserve in 1993 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Jerry was an avid volunteer. He willingly gave his time and resources to the Boy Scouts of America, the Union-Sarah Development Organization, the Fountain Park MLK committee, the Saint Vincent DePaul Society, as well as the parish councils of Visitation and St. Matthew Catholic Churches.
In March of 2023, he proudly inducted his son, Jason, into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at the St. Louis Alumni Chapter, Epsilon Lambda. On August 29th,2023, Brother Jerry Hall transitioned into the Omega Chapter. Brother Hall will be remembered as one who loved big, smiled broadly, and laughed loudly.