OC Mourns Elmo Hall's Passing

Professor Emeritus Dr. Elmo Hall, 83, passed away on May 13 with his loving family at his side. 

He came to Oklahoma Christian in 1967 and taught English and literature classes for hundreds of OC students over the next four decades. 

He also was integrally involved in campus life, handling PA announcer duties at OC basketball games, assisting with alumni callouts, and hosting and performing at First Week Follies. 

He made a worldwide ministry impact through extensive mission work, leading OC students on annual campaigns for more than a decade. 

“Whether playing basketball or teaching or studying the Bible, Elmo always wanted to do his best,” Distinguished Professor of Bible Dr. Stafford North said. “He was fully dedicated to his work, which he considered his work for the Lord – whether that work was preaching, teaching a Bible class, teaching English, or leading a group on a mission trip.” 

Elmo and his wife, Anita, married in 1951 and spent almost 62 years together before her passing in February 2013. Their surviving children, Janet Hall (74) and Teresa Wilguess (86), are both OC alumni. 

Summer 2014

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